Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan‘s classic sound has captured the hearts of audiences for generations.
Edith Márquez accompanied by Special Guest Mariachi Los Reyes will be opening the show for Mariachi Vargas in San Jose! We are super excited about this and hope all if you can join us🤩
Join Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán for an evening of over three hours of of authentic Mariachi music in San Jose!
This concert features the legendary 14-member Mexican folk ensemble of mariachi music — Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán (founded in 1897 by Gaspar Vargas), who will be performing their all-time classic hits.
Joining Mariachi Vargas will be Edith Márquez, accompanied by Mariachi Los Reyes.
Longstanding Mexican group Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan was formed in 1898 in the town of Tecalitlan by Gaspar Vargas, Manuel Mendoza, and by two violinists.
In December of 1934, the group traveled to the capital of Mexico to be present at the induction ceremony of President Lazaro Cardenas, and acted as the city’s official Mariachi band. Three years later, Mariachi Vargas appeared in Asi Es Mi Tierra (the first of almost 200 movies) and recorded their first record. Over the next 35 years, they recorded dozens of albums of pasodobles, valses, bailables, polkas, and danzones.
In 1973, the death of frequent contributor Jose Alfredo Jimenez, one of the greatest composer/vocalists of ranchera music, marked the end of an era.