FESTIVAL DE MARIACHI EN LUBBOCK
Showcase featuring Mariachi los Matadores de Texas Tech
The Lubbock Arts Festival welcomes the inaugural Festival de Mariachi en Lubbock! This event provides high school mariachi students from Regions 17 & 18 with three days of intensive workshops led by industry professionals and culminates in a combined showcase featuring the students along with Mariachi Los Matadores de Texas Tech and special guest musicians, Grammy-award-winning all-female Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, Dr. Felicia Rojas, Dr. Adolfo Estrada, and Dr. Lauryn Salazar.
Mariachi Los Matadores de Texas Tech was established in 2010 as an academic mariachi program within the Texas Tech School of Music. This dynamic group explores a wide variety of styles within the mariachi tradition and draws inspiration from the music and legacy of the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. Jesús “Chuy” Guzmán, the director of Mariachi Los Camperos, provides guidance to the group twice a year, helping college students master traditional repertoire alongside contemporary practices. The ensemble comprises students from diverse academic majors, exemplifying the importance of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) approach to education. The program aims to promote mariachi music as a pathway to higher education by fostering recruitment and retention. Mariachi Los Matadores de Texas Tech is led by Dr. Lauryn Salazar, Associate Professor of Musicology.
April 13-14, 2024
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, Texas 79401
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.