December 23, 1995 |
Special guest vocalist for local performances of Nati Cano's Fiesta Navidad is Lynni Treekrem . . . from Norway! Before you investigate the history of mariachi music, let us explain: After Treekrem had a hit song about going to Mexico on her first solo recording (for Columbia in 1991), the singer decided she ought to meet some real Mexican musicians. She'd heard a cassette of Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos, and two years ago she flew to Los Angeles to hear them live.
October 2, 1993 |
For most people, the mention of mariachi music conjures up images of cantinas or outdoor fiestas. For Natividad Cano, director of Mariachi los Camperos de Nati Cano, mariachi is an art form, and its move from cantina to concert hall is long overdue. "People are finally realizing that the mariachi musician has (too much) talent to only play weddings and pinata parties," said Cano, whose group plays in Costa Mesa today.
December 17, 1998 |
Christmas, as celebrated in Mexico, comes to the Orange County Performing Arts Center tonight in the colorful form of the annual Fiesta Navidad. It's a combination of mariachi music, traditional dance, Christmas legends and a merry sing-along, featuring Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano and Ballet Folklorico Ollin. Appropriately, the Fiesta Navidad will begin with a posadas procession.