"Hey Jazmin! I haven't heard from you in awhile. Thought you might like to know that Celso is starting a new project on the site with Magos Herrera exploring making old songs sound new. It might be something you…"
Discover the rich musical and cultural heritage of Arabic music. From traditional composition to contemporary remixes. Explore the music’s characteristic modes, ornamentation, and improvisation techniques.See More
"Jon, it's pretty interesting that this is the first time you've seen something like this. Over the last 60 years (and due mostly in part by advocates like Nati Cano), mariachi has become much more widely accepted, not only into small rooms…"
I'm a third year undergrad in the Department of Ethnomusicology at UCLA focusing on the study and performance of regional Mexican music and public ethnomusicology/arts administration. I am a classically trained violinist, but I love playing my violin in mariachi, jarocho, and huasteco ensembles as well. I am currently a student director of Mariachi de Uclatlán, UCLA's student mariachi group, and musical director of Tio Huasteco de UCLA.
I had the distinct honor of performing at Carnegie Hall when I was 13 years old as assistant concertmaster of my youth symphony. Since then, I've played with an award winning all-female mariachi group at the 2008 Opening Ceremonies in Beijing, China, and toured South Korea as concertmaster of the BYSO in 2009. Over the summer, I had the privilege of playing with the Mexican rock band, Maná, as they kicked off their new tour, Drama y Luz.
My professional interest is in performing arts administration and museum education. I am very much interested in music education outside the classroom..especially projects like this online musical exchange!
Hey Jazmin! I haven't heard from you in awhile. Thought you might like to know that Celso is starting a new project on the site with Magos Herrera exploring making old songs sound new. It might be something you would like to participate in!