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December 26, 1996 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At 63, Nati Cano is one of mariachi's most respected institutions. The director of Mariachi Los Camperos, he has been playing since he was 7 and today gets much of the credit for establishing the music in Los Angeles. In September he received the Silvestre Vargas award, given by the government of Jalisco, Mexico, mariachi's birthplace. The trophy, named after the late founder of the legendary Mariachi Vargas, is considered mariachi's highest honor.
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December 17, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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December 23, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is taking the show on the road. After 42 years in the business of presenting visiting ensembles, the importer has become an exporter. Two performances of Fiesta Navidad take place today in Costa Mesa, the organization's usual turf. But there are 18 bookings of Nati Cano's show already lined up for December 1996, with stops in Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico. "We're now an official producing touring company!"
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December 26, 1996 | ENRIQUE LOPETEGUI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At 63, Nati Cano is one of mariachi's most respected institutions. The director of Mariachi Los Camperos, he has been playing since he was 7 and today gets much of the credit for establishing the music in Los Angeles. In September he received the Silvestre Vargas award, given by the government of Jalisco, Mexico, mariachi's birthplace. The trophy, named after the late founder of the legendary Mariachi Vargas, is considered mariachi's highest honor.
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December 23, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN
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.
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October 2, 1993 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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December 17, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is taking the show on the road. After 42 years in the business of presenting visiting ensembles, the importer has become an exporter. Two performances of Fiesta Navidad take place today in Costa Mesa, the organization's usual turf. But there are 18 bookings of Nati Cano's show already lined up for December 1996, with stops in Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico. "We're now an official producing touring company!"
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1993 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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