September 8, 2004

University hosts Masters of Mexican Music

At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, California State University, Sacramento welcomes Masters of Mexican Music, a touring show celebrating the lavish musical traditions of Mexican culture. The evening of entertainment appears in the University Union Ballroom as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month activities at Sacramento State.

The performance brings 21 proficient musicians and dancers together, all either born in the regions of their respective musical traditions or taught by a family member who is native to that region.

The concert introduces audiences to four distinct regional styles – the mariachi of Jalisco, performed by Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano; the harp-led son jarocho hailing from southern Veracruz, performed by José Gutiérrez and Los Hermanos Ochoa; the spirited accordion-driven conjunto of the Texas-Mexican border, performed by Mingo Saldivar y Los Cuatro Espadas; and the tuneful marimba of southern Mexico, performed by Marimba Chiapas, led by Lorenzo Cruz. Traditional Mexican dance will also be prominently featured with the mariachi and son jarocho ensembles.

Three of the musicians featured are beneficiaries of a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor awarded to traditional artists.

Tickets are $25 general and $10 for Sacramento State students available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or at

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