Latin GRAMMY-Nominated Mariachi Herencia de México

June 23, 2018, 11:00 am

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On Saturday's broadcast, we welcome back Mariachi Herencia de México to Introductions. The ensemble, made up of pre-college musicians from Chicago, gave their radio premiere on Introductions in 2017 and shared selections from their debut album, Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage). The album received a Latin GRAMMY nomination and national attention. Mariachi Herencia de México shares tracks from their second album, Herencia De La Tierra Mía (The Heritage of My Land). The album features internationally renowned singers Lila Downs and Aida Cuevas. Since the majority of the students are classically trained musicians, the album also features a classical selection, "Rondinela." The album hit #2 on the Latin Billboard chart. The ensemble appears at the Chicago Mariachi Festival on Sunday, June 24 in Millennium Park and at the Chicago World Music Festival on Saturday, September 15.


El Viajero (“The Traveler”), by José Martínez Barajas and Roberto Sierra García

Carlos Arruza, by Rafael Oropeza

Herencia de la Tierra Mía (“Heritage of My Land”), by Javier Limón and Jimmy Cuellar

Beauty and the Beast, by Alan Menken

Homenaje a Lucha Villa (“Homage to Lucha Villa”), by Alberto Aguilera Valadez

Siempre Estoy Pensando En Ti (“I Am Always Thinking Of You”), by Alberto Aguilera Valadez

Jarocho, by El Siquisiri, Zapateado Veracruzano, Coco

Rondinela, by José Gorgonio Cortés Carrasco