¡Viva la Tradición!
Homenaje a Don Pepe Martínez
FORD THEATRE – Sat. Sept. 8 and Sun. Sept. 9, 2018
Mariachi Ángeles de Pepe Martínez Jr., The Iconic Steeven Sandoval and Las Colibrí, with special performance by Ballet Folklórico Ollín.
A special tribute to Mexican mariachi legend Don Jose “Pepe” Martínez, one of the greats of the contemporary mariachi music scene. Don Pepe directed the world famous Mexican folk ensemble Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán for over 40 years and composed such hits as “Que Chulada de Mujer,” “El Viajero” and “La Fiesta del Mariachi.”
Aida Cuevas – Totalmente Juan Gabriel
With Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán
The Soraya – Sat. September 29 at 8PM
Mexico lost its most influential musician in 2016. With over 1,000 songs to his credit, Juan Gabriel was his nation’s prince of pop and champion of traditional music.
Aida Cuevas, “Queen of Ranchera,” sang at his memorial as the nation mourned his loss. At The Soraya, the U.S. premiere of her recent tribute album, Totalmente Juan Gabriel, Vol. II, pays tribute to their friendship with a full orchestra — our very own CSUN Symphony — as well as the Mexico City-based mariachi band, Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán.