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Grammy mariachis to perform at MSU


After a successful performance in Toledo on Feb. 11, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano will be performing on Feb. 24 at the Wharton Center of Michigan State University, in East Lansing.


This group is long recognized as one of the premier mariachi ensembles.  The group gained international renown after appearing on Linda Ronstadt’s double-platinum album Canciones de mi Padres (1987).  The Grammy-nominated virtuoso ensemble has since performed on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, at Avery Fisher Hall and throughout North America. 

 A reception honoring former Toledo City Council President Louis Escobar followed the mariachi performance in Toledo.


The group stars in the PBS specials “Americanos, In Performance at the White House” and “Mariachi: the Spirit of Mexico,” narrated by Plácido Domingo.  Their eight CDs include the bestselling ¡Viva El Mariachi!, produced by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.  Their newest release (2005) is Llegaron Los Camperos.


The eleven-member Mariachi Los Camperos has established a unique reputation for its technical brilliance and musical nuance. Its members are highly trained musicians known for their versatility and discipline.  To hear their richly operatic voices interwoven with the lush melodies of violins, the complex rhythms of guitar and harp, and the vivid brilliance of trumpets is to experience mariachi at its best—a triumphant balance of contrasts that is distinctly Mexican, yet universal in appeal.


Nati Cano began his mariachi career at age 8, performing in the streets of Guadalajara.  A classically trained violinist, he founded Mariachi Los Camperos in 1961, and opened La Fonda restaurant in 1969—the now famous L.A. venue that still serves as the ensemble’s base. 


Nati Cano revolutionized the mariachi movement by blending traditional rhythms with the more complex harmonies of American and popular music and raising the technical level of performance.  Winner of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, Nati Cano performed for President Clinton at the White House, and is a recipient of Mexico’s highest musical honor for mariachi, the Silvestre Vargas award.  


Box Summary:             

Dates/Times:   Friday, February 24, 2006

                        8:00 p.m. MSU Concert Auditorium

Tickets:            $22.00-$28.00
                        Student and group discounts available.

Box Office:       www.whartoncenter.com

                        517.432.2000, 1.800.WHARTON





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