Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Featuring Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles
Sponsored by La-Z-Boy West
Jarabe Mexicano hit the Latin music scene in 2015, electrifying audiences throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Performing on traditional mariachi instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabe’s arrangements feature stunning harmonized vocals in Spanish and English. Along with traditional boleros, huapangos, sones, and rancheras, audiences thrill to their upbeat cumbias, revamped rock & roll hits, and reggae classics. The irresistible synergy between lead vocalist Gustavo Alcoser, musical director Mario Eguia on requinto, Kevin Lomes on vihuela, Chris Behrens on guitarrón, and Alejandro Tapia on percussion and guitar leaves audiences chanting for encores!
Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles (BFLA) has distinguished itself as the nation’s premier Mexican folk dance company, having performed at the 2018 Academy Awards in celebration of Disney Studios recent blockbuster, Coco. BFLA also performed at Disney Studios D23. They have performed at the Orpheum Theater, Nokia Theater, Greek Theater, John Anson Ford Amphitheater, and the Staples Center.
The dance company has worked with Grammy-Award-Winning Artists such as Lila Downs, Pepe Aguilar, Mariachi Divas and Mariachi los Camperos. BFLA has also been accompanied world-famous Mariachi Vargas.
In 2016, BFLA collaborated with MiTu Network on a Mariachi Remake of Beauty and the Beast’s “A Tale as Old as Time,” featuring Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar and BFLA’s Director, Kareli Montoya. The video went viral on Facebook at 15 million views (and counting)!
They recently had the opportunity to work with Disney Studios on a magical performance at the D23 Expo in celebration of Pixar’s new movie, Coco, along with Benjamin Bratt, Grammy Award-Winning Mariachi Divas and the Grammy®-winning Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.
No admission charge. No tickets needed. Seating is first-come, first-served.