Festival de Mariachi

The fourth annual Festival de Mariachi! en la Isla has expanded to a five day event! It all begins on Wednesday, April 3rd. This event will include performances by high schools and professional ensembles. Activities for the entire family to celebrate Mariachi, including food trucks, local vendors, contests and workshops.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 p.m.

Mariachi en la Isla

Alcorta’s Compania de Danza Folklorico

Free Admission

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m. TAMU-CC PAC:

Corpus Christi Chorale

The Corpus Christi Chorale kicks off the Festival de Mariachi en la Isla with their all-Spanish program, featuring local mariachi musicians. 

Works on the program include:

Una tarde fresquita de Mayo Arranged by Bruce Trinkley, Three Mexican Folk Songs arranged by David Conte, Esta Tierra by Javier Busto, Sigue by Ivette Herryman and Missa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez 

Tickets $5

FREE for Students

 

Friday, April 5, 5 p.m TAMU-CC Bay Hall 103:

Masterclass with Mariachi Mariposas

 

Friday, April 5, 8 p.m. TAMU-CC PAC:

Mariachi Mariposas concert

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$15/$10  Children 5 and under free

Mariachi Mariposas began in the summer of 2012, in an effort to safeguard our cultural music and give performance opportunities to female mariachi musicians. In a male dominated genre, Mariachi Mariposas strives to set the example in being a mariachi that can play and sing the art of mariachi music as well as our male counterparts.

 

Saturday, April 6:

$20 ticket for entire day of performances including final concert by Mariachi 7 Leguas

All day art activities with local artist, Mayra Zamora –

Mayra Zamora is an award-winning Chicana Artist, Muralist, and Educator from Corpus Christi, Texas. Zamora was born in Austin and raised in the small town of Tivoli, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Zamora is a freelance artist allowing her to work with local non-profit organizations in her city.

 

11 a.m. – Middle School groups begin day-long performances

1 p.m. – Platica: Mujeres de Mariachi with TAMU-CC Professor Amanda Marquez and Aries Limon

 Aries Limon is from Santa Ana, California. She has been costuming for theater since high school and has worked for various theaters in California, New Mexico, and Texas, most notably the San Francisco Opera. She moved to Austin for graduate school and is currently pursuing her MFA in Costume Technology in the Department of Theater and Dance from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Her thesis is titled A Tailor’s Perspective on the History and Cultural Significance of the Traje Charro. She has spent the last year reading about the history and development of the traje charro, interviewing mariachis and sastres about their own relationship with this cultural symbol, and building a traje charro as a part of this effort.

 

2:30 p.m. PAC lobby – Food blogger, Vianney Rodriguez drink recipe demonstration

A Southern Living Cook of the Year in 2020, Vianney is an Award-Winning Food Blogger on “Sweet Life”, Recipe Developer and the Author of The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker and Latin Twist. In South Texas, we love to entertain and spend time in the company of good people. Sweet Life is a celebration of that connection and the vibrant, unique culture of South Texas.

5pm – Final college ensemble performance

8 p.m.Mariachi 7 Leguas

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$15/$10 for the concert, $20.00 for whole day activities; Children 5 and under are free

For almost two decades, Mariachi 7 Leguas has captivated audiences with their soulful performances deeply rooted in Mexican tradition. Founded in 2004, the group is a testament to the enduring attraction of Mariachi music.

Partial list of ensembles performing Saturday:

TAMU-Kingsville Mariachi Javelina, Sharyland HS Mariachi Nuevo Cascabel, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Mariachi, TAMU-CC Mariachi de la Isla, Mariachi Del Mar (Del Mar College), CCISD All-Stars Mariachi

 

Sunday, April 7: 

11:00am Spanish Mass at the Corpus Christi Cathedral

Music by Corpus Christi Cathedral Mariachi Catedral. Up to 40 area mariachi musicians will participate in the Mariachi Mass at the Corpus Christi Cathedral

505 N. Upper Broadway

Corpus Christi, TX 78401

 

 

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Thanks to our many sponsors that helped make the 2023 Festival a tremendous success!

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