Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ 8PM
Mariachi Femenino – All-Women Mariachi
New York’s first and only all-female mariachi band features the matchless artistry of Shae Fiol on vihuela and vocals; Mireya Ramos on violin, vocals, and guitarrón; Jackie Coleman on trumpet; Noemi Gasparini on violin and vocals; and a revolving roster of equally formidable women artists. Their music elevates and advances the mariachi tradition by way of Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the U.S. Expect selections from their Latin Grammy-winning record Las caras lindas and new surprises! — Strictly limited seating, buy early!
Latin Grammy winners Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its first and only all-women Mariachi group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) & Shae Fiol (founding member). Reminiscent of the early days of Mariachi the group started as a trio, Harp, Violin and Vihuela. Today, Flor de Toloache performs as a full mariachi ensemble. The members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries old traditions of Mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.
Over the course of the last few years, Flor de Toloache’s performances have illuminated world renowned stages in Europe and India. In November 2015, the group embarked on an extensive European and U.S. tour as the opening act of Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s new band, The Arcs. After performances to sold-out audiences in the UK, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, they continued to captivate crowds in the U.S. at legendary venues such as First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Vic in Chicago, Terminal 5 in New York, DC’s 930 Club, and Nashville’s Ryman Theater (The Grand Ole Opry). A spring 2016 West Coast Tour with The Arcs included Coachella Festival!
Flor De Toloache’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album” in 2015. Sharing the podium with legends Pedro Fernández and Aida Cuevas was an embrace from the Latin music community. The group’s live performances were praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ Magazine, The New York Times. Following a highly praised NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert”, their collaboration with rock supergroup The Arcs landed them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and BBC 2’s Later with Jools Holland.
Ran by NYC Salsa powerhouse Los Hacheros’ leader, Jacob Plasse, Chulo Records, the home of the band’s latest record Las Caras Lindas was also the connecting bridge between Flor de Toloache and The Arcs, with whom the artists recorded “Yours, Dreamily,” released in the fall of 2015. Also recently released were collaborations and featured appearances of Flor de Toloache on Chicano Batman’s widely acclaimed Freedom is Free, No Te Va Gustar‘s Suenan Las Alarmas, and Luba Mason’s Mixtura, produced by Jimmy Haslip and Luba Mason. More releases include three collaborations with recorded and filmed for the legendary Fania Records, including a perfectly new take on La Lupe’s “Puro Teatro”.
Perpetually on tour, Flor de Toloache are also working on their next record for label oneRPM, and have a very special single release collaboration between with R&B superstar Miguel.
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