5th Annual Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival
The Latino Cultural Arts Center and MSU Denver Department of Music are teaming up to bring you a special evening of Mariachi at the Levitt Pavilion Denver. Viva Southwest will take place on Sunday, September 25, at 3 pm. It will feature Denver’s own Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra, along with Mariachi Estelares de Colorado. This will be the first performance of the All-State Mariachi Youth Ensemble. The concert will close with a spectacular performance by Latin Grammy-nominated singer, Lupita Infante.
The concert is FREE and open to the public If you purchase our special VIP Ticket option, you can enjoy a private Taquitos y Tequila reception sponsored by Master Chef Dana Rodriguez.
Mariachi Estelares de Colorado: Regional Master Mariachis Enrich the Next Generation – We proudly present Mariachi Estelares de Colorado, the first All-State youth ensemble in Mariachi. Twelve exceptional student musicians have been selected after being nominated to audition for the ensemble.
It consists of musicians in guitar, guitarron, trumpet, vihuela, violin, and voice. They represent the communities of Denver, Commerce City, Longmont, Westminster, and Pueblo. As the state’s premiere student Mariachi ensemble, they will open for festival headliner, Lupita Infante alongside Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra.
Lupita Infante: The Past, Present, and Future of Mariachi – Lupita Infante is heir to the Mariachi Dynasty of her Grandfather, Pedro Infante, and has captured the heart of the Mariachi community through determination and education. She contributes a bold new sound to regional Mexican music as a performer and an ethnomusicologist. Lupita’s Grammy-nominated debut album, “La Serenata” has opened the door to stardom while paying tribute to the tradition and beauty of her heritage. She believes in the power of progress and advocates for woman empowerment throughout her music within an industry historically dominated by men.
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