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The ¡VIVA MARIACHI! Festival at Napa Valley College is Napa County’s first ever mariachi related educational and cultural event that will enhance musicianship for participants and encourage a culture of academia in our community. It will also promote the rich heritage and cultural traditions of Mexico through performances by acclaimed high school and college ensembles. The festival will offer a unique opportunity for students, educators, and for the Napa arts and philanthropic communities to learn how these programs are thriving elsewhere in the U.S.; how they enhance students’ academic performance; and how they foster greater appreciation for this uniquely Mexican musical tradition; all while enriching the cultural vitality of their institutions and their surrounding communities.
¡VIVA MARIACHI! FREE WORKSHOPS
YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST 2 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND PROVIDE YOUR OWN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS WORKSHOP.
AN INFORMATIONAL PACKET WILL BE MAILED TO YOU.Workshop Registration: 8:30amWelcome & Demo: 9:00am Sessions: 9:30am & 1:00pmLunch: 12:00 (provided)Student Showcase Performance and Professional Concert: 7:00pm
Saturday morning and afternoon, student musicians, and music directors will lead workshops and offer master classes in mariachi music and history. Bring your instrument and join us in sharing your skills, talent and enthusiasm for the music. Classes and workshops will be lead by nationally acclaimed members of Mariachi Garibaldi from Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, California, and Mariachi Huenachi from Wenatchee High School in Wenatchee, Washington.For questions or information contact Martha Navarro at (707) 256-7362.
Tickets for the FREE MARIACHI CONCERT following the workshops are available here.
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Mariachi Huenachi from Wenatchee High School in Wenatchee, Washington is a nationally recognized Radio Disney Award Winning Mariachi Music Program that has been featured nationally on FOX, ABC, NBC, PBS, Univision, Despierta America, and Latina Magazine.
This high school group has earned a reputation as the best high school mariachi in the State of Washington, performing annually at dozens of events and festivals in and out of state including the Seattle Seahawks Games, and the Seattle Sounders.
Mariachi Huenachi in concert: https://youtu.be/It7IWrvhvsYMariachi Huenachi in concert: https://youtu.be/HzLD_AAmAAo
Mariachi Garibaldi from Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, California has performed countless concerts around the country and internationally.They have been featured in both American and Mexican national news broadcasts, including a prominent role in the documentary “In the Name of Mariachi Music” which details the impact the US is having on the history and future of mariachi. Mariachi Garibaldi’s concerts at Southwestern College consistently sell out, hey have traveled to perform for the famed “Encuentro de Mariachi” in Guadalajara nearly every year since 2002, and they have recently performed in Belgium (2017), Germany (2016), India (2015), Canada (2015), Brazil (2014), Russia (2012 & 2009), France (2012 & 2010), China (2010), and they have been invited to represent the Mexican Government in Cairo to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Egypt in September, 2018.
Mariachi Garibaldi in concert: https://youtu.be/6Uw0uWetBtU Mariachi Garibaldi in concert: https://youtu.be/C-oH_LSbfWQ