VIVA MARIACHI FESTIVAL
Napa Valley College - March 16, 2019
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.
A free community concert will conclude the day and we anticipate an audience of 800 at the Napa Valley College main campus. Click here for free concert tickets.
We are excited to host three youth/student mariachi groups representing the three levels of our nation’s public institutions: high school, community college, and university.
Boletin en Español
Saturday morning and afternoon, student musicians and music directors, Jeff Nevin and Ramon Rivera, 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.
YOU MUST HAVE AT LEAST 2 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, PROVIDE YOUR OWN
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AND REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS WORKSHOP
Click here for free workshop registration.
Boletin en Español
We are excited to bring Mariachi Garibaldi from Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista and Mariachi Huenachi from Wenatchee High School in the state of Washington to provide workshops and a great musical performance at our festival. Mariachi Luz de Oro from Cal Berkeley will also be performing. Our focus on Higher Education will include intensive workshops and a student showcase. See expanded Mariachi performers bios.
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.
Mariachi Huenachi in concert: https://youtu.be/It7IWrvhvsY
Mariachi 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”.
Mariachi Garibaldi in concert: https://youtu.be/6Uw0uWetBtU
Mariachi Garibaldi in concert: https://youtu.be/C-oH_LSbfWQ
Mariachi Luz de Oro from Cal Berkeley is a musical student-run organization. The group is now composed of members from different ethnical and cultural backgrounds. The fields of study of the members are also very diverse: their majors range from Molecular and Cellular Biology to Spanish Literature.
Mariachi Luz de Oro in concert: https://youtu.be/4nWXV0loS-Y