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FLOR DE TOLOACHE + MARIACHI TRADICIÓN
Sunday, February 20, 2022 | 7:00 pm$29.75 – $39.75
2022 BIAMP PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL
FLOR DE TOLOACHE
+ guests MARIACHI TRADICIÓN
NEWMARK THEATRE | Doors 6:30 pm / Show 7:00 pm
$29.75 – $39.75 ADVANCE RESERVED
Having performed at Coachella and a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Flor de Toloache the Latin GRAMMY® winning, New York-based ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet. The group began as a trio named for the delirium-inducing Mexican flower used as a love potion for generations. As it has grown in notoriety, the band has expanded to as many as ten members depending on the setting, forming a truly global ensemble with musicians hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States.
Their highly anticipated new album “Indestructible”, produced by 11-time Grammy-winner Rafa Sardina (Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Rodrigo y Gabriela, among others), premiered via NPR First Listen, where NPR’s Marisa Arbona-Ruiz said: “Flor de Toloache’s new bilingual album Indestructible pushes the boundaries of mariachi music and its instruments through reimagined pop covers, originals and original collaborations.”
“Indestructible” follows Flor de Toloache’s critically acclaimed and Latin Grammy Award winning sophomore release, 2017’s Las Caras Lindas and features a number of notable collaborations, including the all-female new flamenco quartet Las Migas, critically acclaimed and multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend, Latin Grammy/Juno winner singer-songwriter Alex Cuba, true R&B star Miguel and accordion virtuoso Josh Baca from Los Texmaniacs.
Announced as one of the official selection of WOMEX 2019, the world’s biggest showcase for world music, Flor de Toloache performed over 100 shows in 2019, touring Japan for the first time!
The New York ensemble and beloved press-darlings were also invited to perform as special guests for the Grammy Museum’s inaugural Latin Music Gallery Exhibition ribbon-cutting ceremony also paying a special homage to Linda Ronstadt with a magical mariachi presentation at the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
Mariachi Tradicion is an audition-based ensemble from Forest Grove High School in Oregon, the mariachi program started in 2016 by Lesslie Nuñez, head of the orchestra and mariachi department. The group consists of 8 violins, 2 trumpets, 1 guitarron, 1 vihuela, 2 guitars, 2 harps and vocals.
Mariachi Tradición has had the privilege to open up for internationally renowned artists such as La Santa Cecilia where the group was so enthralled by them, that they were invited to collaborate on two songs at the end of their set. They also had the opportunity to collaborate with local artist Edna Vazquez and the Oregon Symphony at the Arlene Schnitzer in Portland.
The students who will be performing tonight are in the top performance group, who have inspired other students to pursue music education at the university level, sending students off to the University of Oregon and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.