Upcoming Featured Performance: Flor de Toloache
Grammy-winning Mariachi Ensemble to Perform for Weber State Community
Flor de Toloache, the critically-acclaimed all-female mariachi group, will perform their signature blend of progressive and traditional mariachi music at a virtual concert hosted by Weber State University’s Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities on Friday, February 5, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets to the virtual event are free to the public and can be reserved at weber.edu/artscalendar. The event will also be streamed to the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Facebook page. Expected to last 45 minutes, the bilingual performance is the feature event of the Browning Presents! series for Spring of 2021.
“In these difficult times, a mariachi performance will be like medicine to our souls to embrace beautiful music and a taste of Mexican culture,” says Luis Lopez, Director of WSU’s Community Engagement Center. “I am thrilled and looking forward to the performance of the highly renowned mariachi band Flor de Toloache.”
Flor de Toloache is known internationally for the group’s powerful performance energy, intricate vocal runs and clever instrumental arrangements. The group won a Latin Grammy award in 2017 for “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album” and is referred to as New York City’s “First and Only All-Female Mariachi Group.” While working to preserve centuries-old traditions of mariachi, their fusion of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings mariachi music to new audiences. In addition to touring across the globe to sold-out audiences, Las Flores have collaborated with artists such as John Legend, Miguel and Alex Cuba.
"As a trumpet player and fan of mariachi music, I am so excited for this performance,” says Dr. Deborah Uman, Dean of Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. “Flor de Toloache is breaking barriers and bringing people together through their amazing music. ¡Estoy tan emocionada!"
Reserve tickets at https://bit.ly/2LNq43l
About Browning Presents!:
Browning Presents! is offered to the community through the generous support of the Browning Foundation. As an industrialist, Val A. Browning made his fortune in his family’s firearm business. His passion for arts and education, combined with a generous philanthropic spirit, contributed immensely to the cultural, social and economic development of Utah. To enhance cultural richness and performing arts education along the Northern Wasatch Front, the program features public performances and educational residencies of artistic excellence in a diverse range of disciplines.
About Flor de Toloache
Latin Grammy-winning, all-female ensemble, Flor de Toloache wins the hearts of both progressive and traditional mariachi music fans with their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. Their diverse ethnicities and musical backgrounds transcend culture and gender by forging new paths. The group has graced international stages from Mexico to Japan and has extensively toured the USA.
Flor de Toloache's latest bilingual album, Indestructible, pushes the boundaries of mariachi music and its instruments through reimagined pop covers, originals and new collaborations with artists such as John Legend (singing en español), Alex Cuba, Cultura Profética and R&B singer, Miguel.