Saturday, July 16, 2011
Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, Mariachi Divas have made big waves on the national and international music scene. Mariachi Divas are a unique, multi-cultural, all female ensemble, imbued with the true flavor of Los Angeles and have been represented by women of Mexican, Cuban, Samoan, Argentinean, Colombian, Panamanian, Puerto Rican, Swiss, Japanese, Honduran, Salvadorian, Peruvian, Tongan and Anglo descents. Cindy Shea states, "Music is a way of uniting our cultural backgrounds". In 2009, Mariachi Divas won the Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Album of the year for their 2008 release, Canciones De Amor. This marked the first time in the history of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences that an all-female mariachi group had been a nominee, or of course, a winner.
Kick back and enjoy their wonderful music, and if they don't make you feel happy then you must be a grouch.
La Bamba + Guadalajara
Mariachi Divas La Bamba and Guadalajara @ Wee Man's Chronic Taco.
Viva La Diva
Grammy-Award winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea single "Viva La Diva" featuring Wee-Man from MTV's Jackass. Arranged by Alberto "Beto" Jimenez Maeda written by Beto Jimenez and Ismael Gallegos.
Just amazing vocals.
And finally today, here is a part of one of their performances.