Mariachi Fiesta Del Norte - Music of Mexico

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Dressed in traditional "charro" outfits, our repertoire spans from the Mariachis of Jalisco to the Nortenas of Chihuahua, to the harp music of  Vera Cruz, down to the Marimba music of Chiapas.  All this played on authentic instruments such as guitar, vihuela, guitarron, violin, harp, bajosexto, trumpet, accordion and marimba with beautiful singing throughout.  Song translations, storytelling and cultural insights are interwoven between musical numbers.   

A member of the CT Commission of Culture and Tourism since 1986, this Hartford based group has serenaded New England audiences at major festivals, First Nights, colleges, schools (K through 12), libraries, town greens, rest homes and many other facilities.

A hallmark of a Fiesta del Norte concert is the wonderful audience participation with singing, dancing, hand-clapping, maraca-shaking, and the joyful calls or 'gritos' heard on every song.  Our concerts are often bilingual and designed for all cultures and age groups.  So put on your sombreros and celebrate Mexico with Fiesta del Norte!

Reviews: Top of Page

"On behalf of the Mexican Committee for Yankee Homecoming we want to thank you and your band members for a wonderful, memorable performance which made our event!”
- Peg Fredrickson, Committee Chairperson, Newburyport, MA

"Fiesta Del Norte provided excellent entertainment: attractive presentation in costume, cheerful demeanor, wonderful instrumental playing and beautiful singing. They provided the kind of music I expected and engaged the audience, inviting their participation. They were very personable and accommodating and my guests enjoyed them immensly.We were extremely pleased and highly recommend them."
- Yvonne Alexander, private events contractor, Stormville, NY

"Never has learning been so palatable! "
- Auden diCorcia-D'Amato, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

"Your program today was a HUGE SUCCESS! Your warm personality and ability to get the students to participate in the singing and dancing made this a memorable program. Thanks!
- Joy Clew, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Middletown, CT

"Fiesta del Norte is a vibrant, energetic music ensemble that makes valuable contributions to the promotion of  Mexican and Latin American cultures. "
- Juan Daniel Brito, Social Worker, Mary Hooker Elementary School, Hartford, CT

"Not only is their music wonderful, but they educate and entertain at the same time. "
- Kelly O'Donnell, Librarian, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

"The Music, costumes, and cultural information were terrific. Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate the culture of Mexico in such a fun and exciting way "
- Sue Jensen, Willes-Turner Memorial Library, Glastonbury, CT

Fiesta Del Norte Music Top of Page

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Work Shops Top of Page

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Gig Dates Top of Page

1 - Bradley Int'l Airport food court, Windsor Locks 1-4 PM
2 - 2 Rivers Magnet School, 337 East River Dr, East Hartford 9:30-10:30 AM
2 - Brewster Elem School, Tuttle Rd, Durham, CT 2-3 PM
3 - Pub Crawl for August A Busch, Boston,MA 3-8PM
5 - HW Porter School 3 Schoolhouse Rd, Columbia 9:30-11
5 - Andover Elementary, 35 School Rd, Andover
7 - McAuley Assisted Living, 275 Steele Rd, West Hartford, CT
8 - John C Clark Elem School, 75 Clark St, Hartford 8:30-9:30
8 - Island Ave School, 20 Island Ave, Madison 1-3 PM
9 McAllister School, Raffia Rd, Enfield, 1-3 PM
9 - Trumbull Arts Center, 23 Priscilla Place, Trumbull



Fiesta Del Norte

Like its name, a Fiesta del Norte performance is a celebration.  The eyes and ears of the audience are delighted as they are introduced to the culture of Mexico through music.