Join us for our return to LIVE mariachi music! Launch your holiday season at our FREE 8th Annual International Mariachi Women’s Festival on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles. The festival will open with Mexico City’s Mariachi Femenil Amazonas from Garibaldi Square, where predominately-male mariachi groups have performed since the early 1900s. Mariachi Margaritas from Brownsville, Texas will follow and warm your hearts with traditional mariachi music. Our headliners, the two-time Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas will close the festival with their captivating Christmas show. Bundle up and enjoy food, drink, and music at this outdoor event. This year’s festival is dedicated to all who have supported our mariachi women’s festivals since its inception in 2014. The 2021 festival is presented by the Mariachi Women’s Foundation and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles. Doors Open at 5:00pm.
REQUIRED: Proof of Vaccination and Masks
Guests: MARIACHI FEMENIL AMAZONAS – 5:30pm
Founded in November 2015 by Alejandra Carballido, Mariachi Femenil Amazonas is composed of talented musicians who have worked for several years among the male mariachis of Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City. Inspired by the Greek mythical race of women warriors, the amazons, Mariachi Femenil Las Amazonas present themselves as strong and skilled individuals and musicians in the male mariachi world.
Guests: MARIACHI MARGARITAS – 6:30pm
Since 2009, Mariachi Margaritas has captivated audiences around Texas and the U.S. performing for festivals, private parties, restaurants, concerts and more. In 2019, they began accompanying singer Angela Aguilar in live shows produced by her father the internationally-renowned Pepe Aguilar. A highlight this year was performing for the entrance of Mexican boxing hero, Canelo Alvarez at an important boxing match. All of the members of this group are college educated and five of them are public school music teachers. One has a master’s degree and another is currently in a doctoral program. The future is bright for these mariachi women. This group was founded by Karina Vela.
Featured Headliners: MARIACHI DIVAS de CINDY SHEA – 7:30pm
The two-time Grammy winning Mariachi Divas will grace our stage and help us launch the holiday season with their Christmas show. A long-time supporter and festival performer since 2014, they have been nominated for either an American or Latin Granny a total of 11 times and have won two American Grammys. Founded and Directed by Cindy Shea, the Divas are the official mariachi group for Disney Anaheim.
REQUIRED: Proof of Vaccinations and Mask
The International Mariachi Women’s Festival – The International Mariachi Women’s Festival was founded in 2014 by Dr. Leonor Xóchitl Pérez and is the first of its kind in the world. Dr. Pérez started her mariachi performance trajectory as a young teenager in East Los Angeles in the 1970s. The festival has featured the world’s most skilled mariachi women from throughout the nation and the world. You can learn more about the Mariachi Women’s Foundation that holds the festival at http://MariachiWomen.Org
Inquiries can be made by e-mailing: MariachiWomen@gmail.com
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