For 6 years, the NYCMC have brought the best of mariachi to NYC and June 2018 is no exception. Every year, The New York City Mariachi Conservatory concludes its conference with a small concert/recital to give mariachi music a forum for artistic expression and a way to celebrate this rich musical tradition that so many have come to enjoy. An important element of The New York City Mariachi Conservatory Conference is the recognition of significant contributions to the mariachi music tradition.
Each year, an individual is honored and recognized during the conference in an effort to promote historical awareness of mariachi music. This homage brings overdue recognition to both the history of mariachi and its contributors. The NYCMC provides individuals with an opportunity to show support and respect for the pioneers and legends responsible for preserving mariachi music enjoyed by millions of fans around the world.
Today, "La Leyenda" Leo Dan along with his music and compositions are enjoyed across the world.
On its 7th anniversary, June 21st, 2018 The New York City Mariachi Conservatory will pay homage to Leo Dan and celebrate his rich mariachi music contribution that many Mexicans take pride in and non-Mexicans embrace as the happy music of the world. The nostalgia and history that explodes with each note of mariachi music will bring delight and pride to many Mexicans and Mexican Americans in New York City!
This is beyond a performance to our students and audience. It's a way for generations to share in the musical tradition with the sounds of beautifully crafted music and the rich colors of costumes. It's great to see so many families come together annually to celebrate with us and feel pride in their rich heritage and traditions. Mariachi music is a fundamental part of Mexican heritage and the music creates an atmosphere that is powerful indeed.
Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino (professional group), Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer (semi-professional group) and Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Amanecer (ALL female student group) will perform variety of styles within the mariachi tradition. Performances are passionate, heart rendering interpretations of mariachi classic songs. Performers as well as the general public experience mariachi music at its best. This concert provides extended learning for students in the delivery and presence of the tradition that brings us together!