The Heartbeat of Mexico
Sunday May 29
1 pm – 8 pm
Chapman University

Dr. Leonor Xochitl Perez, Dr. Lauryn Salazar, Texas Tech University, Dr. Jessie Vallejo, Cal-Poly Pomona
The day long festival kicks off inside Musco Center with a FREE presentation on “The History of
Women in Mariachi Music” at 1 pm by Mariachi Women’s Foundation Founder and Director, Dr. Leonor Xochitl Perez.
At 2 pm join the parade from the front of Musco Center to the Ribbon Cutting ceremony opening the exhibition in Leatherby Libraries: “¡Viva el Mariachi Feminil!” showcases photos and artifacts depicting the history of women in mariachi from 1903-2016.
Click here to download full event schedule and map

FREE performances, children’s activities, community booths, and food throughout the day until 5:30pm

Relampago del Cielo
Master of Ceremonies: Linda Padilla-Smyth
2:15pm Grupo Bella
3:05pm Mariachi Femenil Garibaldi of Chula Vista
3:40pm Mariachi Herencia representing Herencia Mariachi Academy of Riverside
4:20pm Santa Ana High School Mariachi Group
5:00pm Calle4Combo
Master of Ceremonies: Hector Luis Rivera
2:15pm El Sol Academy Folklorico Elementary
2:45pm Grupo Folklórico Alma y Corazon
3:15pm Macondo Ballet
3:45pm Relampago del Cielo
4:30pm Grupo Folklórico Alma y Corazon
5:00pm Macondo Ballet
All day in front of Fish Interfaith Center:
Art exhibition
Next door to the Fish Interfaith Center:
2:30pm – Zumba Class
Leatherby Libraries:
2:30pm – two more short presentations explore the world of mariachi:
“Mariachi Music in Early California” by Dr. Lauryn Salazar, Texas Tech University
“The Globalization of Mariachi Music” by Dr. Jessie Vallejo, Cal Poly Pomona

El Sol Academy Folkloric Group
At 6 pm, two of the world’s top mariachi ensembles perform
in a ticketed concert inside Musco Center
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
With dancers from Folklor Pasion Mexicana

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
With dancers from DanzArts – Sabor Mexico Dance Company

Tickets are going fast but are still available! 
$20 to $35 
Click here for tickets
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Natalia Winter

Natalia Winter

Natalia Winter, the founder of Mason and Madison's Corner is dedicated to providing fun, educational, exciting topics and experiences for the entire family to enjoy together. This website originated when her children Mason and Madison began asking to participate in events that were non-traditional kids activities. Natalia documented and shared her families adventures and thus Mason and Madison's Corner was born.

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