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Two-time Grammy Award winner,Mariachi Los Camperos, brings Una Noche Mexicana with Ballet Folklorico, Orgullo de Mi Tierra and other notable performers to the El Paso at the Plaza Theatre on April 21, 2018.
Mariachi Los Camperos originated in 1961 by Natividad “Nati” Cano. Mr. Cano played a fundamental role in the development of mariachi music in the United States by training and mentoring new generations of mariachi musicians. The visionary leader wanted to take the mariachi performance out of customary locations, such as cantinas, and into concert halls where celebrities performed.
Nati Cano fulfilled his dream by presenting Los Camperos and performing at various casinos and other places where mariachis had never previously played. Performances took place in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Theater and various other theaters. In 1969, Mr. Cano opened the first ever Mariachi dine and show at La Fonda Casa de Los Camperos now known as a landmark in Los Angeles, California. Today, mariachi restaurants all over the world are modeled after La Fonda.
Nati Cano passed away in 2014 and passed the leadership baton to Jesus “Chuy” Guzman whom has served as the Mariachi Los Camperos musical director since 1992. “Chuy” Guzman was Cano’s right-hand man for nearly three decades. Under Guzman’s direction, Los Camperos released a 2015 Grammy-nominated musical tribute to Nati Cano called: Tradición, Arte, y Pasión. This album gave El Mariachi Los Camperos their 4th Grammy nomination. In July of 2017, El Mariachi Los Camperos released another album by the name of “Movimiento” seeking a 3rd Grammy Award. This recording displays new talent and ideals that Maestro Chuy Guzman has implemented to take Mariachi Los Camperos even further. Movimiento displays not only the masterful musicianship of each individual but the variety of voices that impulses the music to a new level. Movimiento also inspired the idea of a music video which was released July 22 in 2017 for the song, Maria Linda. This became the first official music video by Mariachi Los Camperos.
Mariachi Los Camperos continues to salvage the richness of music and culture in effort to display and pass the mariachi traditions as the group continues to open doors to influence the new generations of mariachi musicians throughout the world.
Tickets for Mariachi Los Camperos are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and at the Plaza Theatre Box Office. Tickets range from $25.00 to $75.00 (plus applicable service charges) and are subject to change.