Posts tagged "mariachi"

Ruben H. Vazquez: 1930-2015, a mariachi with a heart of gold

Ruben H. Vazquez: 1930-2015, a mariachi with a heart of gold
In the 1950s Ruben H. Vazquez joined some of the first mariachi bands in Chicago, Mariachi Jalisco and Mariachi Potosino. Mariachi Potosino went on to play for President Johnson, Nixon, and Kennedy as well as for both Mayor Daleys. Photos of Vazquez and his mariachi band are in the book “Mexican Chicago” and also have... Read more »

Celebrate female mariachis this Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate female mariachis this Hispanic Heritage Month
Mariachi Reyna de los Angeles performed recently in Millennium Park in Chicago. This all female mariachi band was founded in 1994 in El Monte, Calif. It is the first female mariachi band in the world, and was founded by Jose Hernandez, a board member of the Mariachi Heritage Society. They have three albums and have... Read more »

Mariachi Love story continues

Mariachi Love story continues
When my mom turned 60, she met her true love. He’s was in the mariachi band we hired to play for her birthday party. Santa and Ruben have been together now 15 years. My mom just turned 75 on Sunday and Ruben is now 81. I wrote a story about their Mariachi Love  and recorded... Read more »
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