NVC Campus Location: Gymnasium, Bldg. 600
Doors open: 6:00pm
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.
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.
1. Mariachi Workshops
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
Free Workshop Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viva-mariachi-workshops-tickets-53931891740
2. MARIACHI PERFORMERS
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 has shared the stage with some of the best Mariachis in the world: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, and Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández. Mariachi Huenachi has opened for artists such as Joan Sebastian, Marco Antonio Solis, Sebastien de la Cruz, Beatriz Adriana, Gloria Trevi,Ramon Ayala,Garth Brooks, Lupillo RIvera,Trisha Yearwood and Los Tigres Del Norte. Mariachi Huenachi has had the honor of performing for civil rights leader Dolores Huerta and comedian George Lopez.
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” 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
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, and the variety of the audience and frontiers of the admirers has expanded. The fields of study of the members are also very diverse: their majors range from Molecular and Cellular Biology to Spanish Literature. The group has performed at several charitable and private events in the Bay Area, and has also hosted their own community celebration events.
Mariachi Luz de Oro in concert: https://youtu.be/4nWXV0loS-Y