Mariachi Institute of Chicago (MIC) proudly presents its third annual Merry-Achi Christmas Concert 2018 featuring the Los Angeles based and highly acclaimed Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar along with the colorful Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles on Sunday, December 16 at 3 p.m. This one-performance-only mariachi Christmas concert in the Midwest will be a spectacular afternoon of traditional and culturally rich mariachi music and folkloric dance, Mexican posada songs, as well as the beloved Christmas favorites. Performing in this merry celebration will be MIC’s youthful and talented, Mariachi Embajador de Mexico. Take in the vibrant sights and sounds of mariachi music and dance under the Copernicus Center’s breathtaking star-filled sky ceiling. Make it your new family holiday tradition. Buy your tickets today! Tickets: $40-$75
About Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar
In 1994, Jaime Cuéllar founded Mariachi Garibaldi as a privately-run community youth group, which quickly became popular in its hometown of Bakersfield. Since then, Mariachi Garibaldi has evolved into an ensemble led by Cuéllar’s son Jimmy “El Pollo” Cuéllar, performing with luminaries such as Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and Mariachi Imperial de México. Director, Jimmy has accompanied many well-known artists such as Pepe Aguilar, Yolanda del Rio, Aida Cuevas among many more.
About Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles (BFLA)
Founded in 2011 by artistic director, Kareli Montoya, this young dance company, Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles is distinguishing themselves as a premier Mexican folk dance company. They have already worked with Grammy Award winning artists like Lila Downs, Pepe Aguilar; accompanied the legendary Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán and world-famous Mariachi Vargas; shared the stage with Ana Barbara, Morrissey, Ruben (Cafe Tacuba), Las Cafeteras, Paquita la del Barrio; and other famous bands and celebrities. In addition, they performed at Coco’s Academy Award-Winning song, “Remember Me,” at the 90th Annual Academy Awards alongside Natalia Lafourcade, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Miguel.
About Mariachi Institute of Chicago (MIC)
Founded by Dr. Blanca Murillo, the Mariachi Institute of Chicago (MIC) is a nonprofit mariachi conservatory that provides quality instruction in violin, guitar, trumpet, vihuela, guitarrón, harp, and vocals. In addition to providing low-cost instruction to students 8 to16 years-old, MIC works to increase performance and teaching opportunities to professional mariachi musicians along with creating culturally enriching experiences for audiences throughout the Chicagoland area.
Proceeds from the ticket sales help support the Mariachi Institute of Chicago’s music programs, scholarships, and travel to the annual International Mariachi Conference.