Tradición, Arte y Pasión with Mariachi Los Camperos

J Guzman Entertainment and Mariachi Sun Foundation Presents

Tradición, Arte y Pasión with Mariachi Los Camperos

Sat, April 1, 2017

7:00 pm

$25.00 - $55.00

Mariachi Los Camperos
Mariachi Los Camperos
Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos have been a fixture in the Los Angeles area and a driving force in the mariachi tradition in North America for more than forty years - offering Mexico’s treasure, with the musician’s expertise, passionate song, vibrant costumes, and energetic folkloric dances that showcase their music as art.

Mariachi Los Camperos was founded in 1961 by Jose Natividad “Nati” Cano. Mr. Cano played a fundamental role in the development of mariachi music in the United States by training and mentoring new generations of mariachi musicians including the addition of female performers in the mariachi groups. The Mariachi “Giant” was a visionary leader and wanted to take mariachi performance out of customary venues like cantinas, and into performance concert halls. Mr. Cano and his ensemble went on to perform at the White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and other recognized venues where mariachis had never previously performed. His longtime association with Linda Ronstadt, backing her up in live performances and on her milestone “Canciones de Mi Padre” album, helped catapult mariachi music to unprecedented national prominence.

Although Nati Cano passed away in 2014, he left Mariachi Los Camperos in good hands, having passed the leadership baton to the group’s longtime musical director, Jesus “Chuy” Guzman. Mr. Guzmán was a close protege of Nati Cano's for nearly three decades, and is widely recognized as an arranger, director, instructor, and musician in the genre of Mexican mariachi music. Under Guzman’s direction, Los Camperos released a 2015 Grammy-nominated musical tribute to Nati, “Tradición, Arte, y Pasión”.

Previously, Los Camperos shared a 2005 Best Musical Album for Children Grammy for “cELLAbration!, A tribute to Ella Jenkins”. In 2006, the album “Llegaron Los Camperos” was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album. In 2008, the group released their third CD with Smithsonian Folkways, entitled “Amor, Dolor y Lágrima”, that won the 2009 Grammy for Best Regional Mexican Album.

Mariachi Los Camperos have led workshops for students of all ages, including musicians in the Central Valley, for more than 20 years. Chuy Guzman and Mariachi Los Camperos continue displaying and making the effort to pass the mariachi tradition to new generations of mariachi musicians across the United States.
Venue Information:
Visalia Fox Theatre
300 Main Street
Visalia, CA, 93291
http://www.foxvisalia.org

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