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Published: 06/12/2015

Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque

Celebrates its 25th Anniversary of Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM - June 4, 2015 - One of Albuquerque's greatest cultural gems will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in this community. Each July, for over two decades, Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque (MSA) has stimulated the young minds of musicians with its conferences and has delighted audiences with its amateur and professional concert shows. With its educational conference, a unique approach to education has made Albuquerque's conference the premier conference of its type in the United States. Mariachi masters from around the world each year come to Albuquerque to provide their services to our conference. Iconic and hugely successful musicians in this genre of music humbly share their musical gifts and insights with young students helping to ensure the next generation of mariachi musicians flourish. Over the years, thousands of students and adults from all over the United States have travelled to Albuquerque to participate in this conference held on the campus of the University of New Mexico.

Another unique aspect of Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque is its signature Hall of Fame induction ceremony highlighting the careers and contributions of many of the most successful individuals in the mariachi music community.

This year, MSA has added a new element to the program in an effort to strengthen the Albuquerque community's knowledge of Mariachi Spectacular. MSA has partnered with the UNM Alumni Association and its Lobo Living Room Series to offer the community a rare glimpse into the instructional dynamic between master teacher and student as well as sharing the history of mariachi music with attendees.

Lastly, the concert series is one of the most popular elements of the week long festivities. The Showcase Concert held each year at Civic Plaza features aspiring amateur mariachi groups from all around our country including San Diego, Scottsdale, Denver, Houston, Chicago just to name a small number of the large competitive field that provides a rich cultural experience for audiences to enjoy. All of this entertainment comes to our community free as a courtesy of the City of Albuquerque. The finale is the Saturday Night Spectacular Concert which features the world's greatest professional groups for audiences to experience. This year leading an All-Star line-up is the internationally acclaimed Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán.

To Learn more about Mariachi Spectacular's 25th Anniversary Celebration events you may visit our website or reach us on Facebook.
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