The Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque will be held July 6-10, 2011 at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There will be several days of student mariachi and folklorico workshops, mariachi group competitions and showcases, a Mariachi Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and a Mariachi Spectacular concert featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Mariachi Los Gallos de Mexico. The concert will also feature a special, nostalgic tribute to two mariachi music greats, Lola Beltran and Amalia Mendoza.
Maestro Ruben Fuentes, the director of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, will be inducted into the Mariachi Hall of Fame at this year’s festival. Maestro Fuentes is a classically trained musician who has served as director, composer, producer and arranger with Mariachi Vargas for 60 years. His talent, vision, leadership and musical direction has served as the mastermind in leading the world’s pre-eminent mariachi music ensemble. Maestro Ruben Fuentes will join other mariachi legends such as Don Pepe Martinez, Gustavo A. Santiago, Juan Pinzón Saldaña and Victor “Pato” Cardenas as part of the Mariachi Hall of Fame in Albuquerque.
For more information visit http://mariachispectacular.com/