August 20, 2004

Southwestern College Mariachi to Perform at 11th Annual International Mariachi and Charrería Festival in Mexico

Fundraising Concert Takes Place Friday, August 27

Chula Vista—The Southwestern College (SWC) Mariachi Garibaldi will participate in the world-renowned International Mari-achi and Charrería Festival in Guadalajara, México. To help pay for their trip to the mecca for this sweet serenading music, Mariachi Garibaldi will be giving a special presentation Friday, August 27, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in Mayan Hall Theatre*.

“It will be an evening full of traditional and modern Mexican songs,” said Dr. Jeff Nevin, Mariachi Program Director at SWC’s School of Arts and Communication.

The International Mariachi and Charrería Festival, taking place September 2-12, attracts nearly two million visitors each year. The event features Catholic masses accompanied by Mariachis in the Guadalajara Cathedral, a parade featuring mariachi groups and folk ballet artists, mariachi competitions, rodeos, Mexican art exhibitions and plenty of Mexican food.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our Mariachi students. They will be playing among some of the best mariachi groups throughout Mexico and the world,” added Nevin, who will be taking a group of 20 students

Tickets for this very special performance are $10 for general admission and can be purchased by calling the SWC box office at (619) 482-6367.

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