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GRAMMY Award winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano in Chicago

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
Photo Credit: Ellwyn Kauffman

Join the world-renowned Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano for two intimate evenings of Mexican music at Chicago's Mi Tierra Restaurant on Thursday, April 24th, and Friday, April 25th. Led by Natividad "Nati" Cano, the GRAMMY award winning Mariachi Los Camperos, have shared the tradition of mariachi music with audiences across the world for over 50 years.

Mariachi Los Camperos will perform songs like Llegaron Los Camperos, Guadalajara, El Cascabel, Sufriendo a Solas, Tres Dias, El Tren, Arboles de la Barranca, Las Ciudades, Cuatro Vidas, El Gustito, Gema, Popurri Jarocho, Popurri Jose Alfredo Jimenez, La Noche de Mi Mal, Los Dos Amantes, Que Se Me Acabe La Vida, Te Quise Olvidar, Costumbres, La Morena, Espana Cani, Un Viejo Amor, and Volver, Volver.

Tickets are available for $50.00 each. Seating for dinner will be provided on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. Dinner and drinks will be sold separately. Admission includes two shows beginning promptly at 7:30pm and 9:00pm.

Proceeds support the Mariachi Heritage Foundation's mission of establishing school-based mariachi programs in Chicago.

Mariachi Los Camperos was founded by Natividad “Nati” Cano. A traditionalist and a visionary, Cano has both mirrored and shaped the history of mariachi music. He was born in 1933 into a family of mariachi musicians in Jalisco, Mexico, one of the many west Mexican communities that gave life to the mariachi tradition. His career took him first to nearby Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, and then further away to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, he and Los Camperos emerged as a major driving force of the mariachi music tradition in the United States.

In December 2006, Cano’s contributions to the American music landscape were recognized when he became one of the first artists nationwide to win a USA Fellowship from United States Artists. In its inaugural year, United States Artists awarded 50 USA Fellowships to a total of 54 artists. From among those artists, Mr. Cano was one of only five musicians to be named a USA Fellow in the inaugural year.

Los Camperos de Nati Cano has now existed for more than 50 years and is noted for demanding musical arrangements that highlight the individual skills and voices of the players. The ensemble employs the finest musicians from Mexico and the United States and has performed for audiences worldwide. Their current Musical Director is Jesus “Chuy” Guzman.

Mariachi Los Camperos was one of four mariachis that collaborated on Linda Ronstadt’s album, Canciones de Mi Padre (Songs of my Father). In 1988-89, the group worked on the promotion of the album, including national television appearances on programs including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the GRAMMY Awards Show. They also appear on Linda Ronstadt’s Mas Canciones (More Songs).

The ensemble has recorded nine albums including: Puro Mariachi (Indigo Records, 1961); North of the Border (RCA/Carino Records, 1965); El Super Mariachi, Los Camperos (Latin International, 1968); Valses de Amor (La Fonda Records, 1973); Canciones de Siempre (PolyGram Latino, 1993); Sounds of Mariachi (Delfin Records, 1996) and Fiesta Navidad (Delfin Records, 1997); Viva el Mariachi (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2003); Llegaron Los Camperos, (Smithsonian Folkways, 2005.) Los Camperos shared a 2005 Best Musical Album for Children GRAMMY for cELLAbration!, A tribute to Ella Jenkins. In 2006, the album Llegaron Los Camperos was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the category of Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album. In 2008, the group released their third CD with Smithsonian Folkways, entitled Amor, Dolor y Lágrima that won the 2009 GRAMMY Award for Best Regional Mexican Album.

The 2011 season included touring with a special program entitled VIVA MEXICO to commemorate the bicentennial of Mexico and Mariachi Los Camperos’50th anniversary. Recent engagements with orchestra have included a return to the Dallas Symphony and debuts with the symphony orchestras of Oregon and Austin. [from Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano biography]

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Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Mariachi Heritage Foundation presents

MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO

Mi Tierra Restaurant
2528 South Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

Tickets: Eventbrite

and

Friday, April 25th, 2014
Mariachi Heritage Foundation presents

MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO

Mi Tierra Restaurant
2528 South Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623

Tickets: Eventbrite