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Mariachi Hails in Las Vegas Nevada!

On Friday April 1st, 2016 The Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts Theatre hosted The Annual CCSD (Clark County School District) Advanced Mariachi Festival. The festival program included 10 middle school mariachi groups and 9 high school mariachi groups and 3 adjudicators. The 2016 festival adjudicators included mariachi educators Dr. Jeff Nevin of Chula Vista, CA, Josue Eduardo Lopez of Los Angeles, CA, and Ramon Rivera of Wenatchee, Washington.

The mariachi festival really marked an extraordinary achievement and feat for all CCSD mariachi student groups and mariachi educators. Many of the participating groups demonstrated mastery levels of performance with impeccable precision and at times near virtuosic execution. We would certainly like to congratulate all participating mariachi schools and mariachi educators. The CCSD Advanced Mariachi Festival is surely a labor of love to help strengthen community, academic achievement, citizenship, and the preservation of the mariachi art form.

Audio Track Credit: Mariachi Internacional (Las Vegas Academy)

Mariachi: “My Identity and Passion”

Richard Mata is an advocate of Mariachi music. It is a universal music that is embraced by Asia, Europe and South America. A musical form with humble beginnings and now recognized for its musical complexity that demands virtuosity and versatility.

Originally a “metal head”, Richard found Mariachi as an adolescent, it became his passion and a life-changing event.

Richard Mata founded The Mariachi Conservatory in 2007, with his wife Esperanza Juarez. Their efforts are captured in the documentary titled: “Canto de Familia”.┬áThe mission of the Conservatory is to teach the art form, preserve it and develop musical talent in Boyle Heights and its surrounding communities.