Congratulations to Roma High School’s Mariachi Nuevo Santander for being invited to perform in an hour-long special for the Biden/Harris Latino Inaugural 2021 Celebration. The event will celebrate Latino contributions to our nation and will be hosted and produced by Eva Longoria, with San Antonio’s Henry R. Muñoz III as co-producer.
Mariachi Nuevo Santander received the invitation from Muñoz, via the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, on Wednesday, and Eloy Garza (the group’s director) was honored to accept.
The virtual performance will spotlight Mariachi Nuevo Santander’s 16 member, award-winning group, who will perform This Land is Your Land. The video will follow appearances from top Latino A-listers such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Leguizamo, Rita Moreno, Edward James Olmos, Ivy Queen and Becky G. Musical performances will feature:
- Gaby Moreno featuring David Garza performing Fronteras
- An Emilio Estefan-produced performance of One World, One Prayer performed by The Wailers, featuring Skip Marley, Shaggy, Farruko and Cedella Marley
- Reyes’ spoken word performance of The Promise
- Gilberto Santa Rosa performing Canta Mundo
- Mariachi Nuevo Santander performing This Land is Your Land
- All-Star Tejanos United — Stefani Montiel, Joe Posada, Shelly Lares, David Márez, Chente Barrera, DJ Kane, Art Tigerina, Mark Ledezma, Mario Ortiz, Members of LA 45 and Mariachi Azteca de América — performing America The Beautiful: A Salute to the Latino Imprint
- Lin-Manual Miranda and Luis Miranda with a touching tribute to Puerto Rico
The performance will stream on Tuesday, January 19 at 8:30 pm CT on Peacock’s The Choice channel, NBC Latino and on the Telemundo app, Telemundo.com, the Noticias Telemundo Facebook and YouTube pages. The event will also be streamed live on all of Univision News’ digital platforms, including UnivisionNoticias.com, @UniNoticias and @UniPolitica on Twitter, Univision Noticias and Univision Política on Facebook, the Univision Noticias Youtube Channel and the Univision app. It will also be available on the program’s official website, https://latinoinaugural.org/, and on the official inauguration website https://bideninaugural.org/watch/. Closed captioning services will be made available.
Thank you, Eloy and Mariachi Nuevo Santander, for creating this beautiful arrangement and recording this amazing video of This Land is Your Land for all to enjoy.
Mariachi Nuevo Santander Members are:
Adrianna Isabel Martínez
Alec Andrés Vázquez
Alexia Dayanara Aguillón
Cesar Ríos Martínez
Francisco Javier García
Hector Emiliano Ramírez
Jacob Maximus Cruz
Juan Armando García
Ximena Isela García-Alanís
Also representing the mariachi community at the inaugural celebrations will be Mariachi La Joya from Las Vegas High School in Nevada. Mariachi La Joya performed for former vice-president Joe Biden during his campaign trail in Las Vegas last year. Mariachi director Stephen Blanco was thrilled when the inauguration planning committee reached out to him to invite Mariachi La Joya to perform in the Virtual Parade Across America that will be televised on Wednesday, January 20.
Congratulations to Stephen and to all of the students from Mariachi Joya in Las Vegas for their hard work in preparing for this event!
Mariachi Joya members are:
Magelyn Cabral Chacón
Edward García Esparza
Daniel Méndez Morales
Anayth Sánchez Robles
We’re very proud of all of all of the students from Roma and Las Vegas, and we’re looking forward to enjoying the performances of these two groups over the next couple of days. Thanks to all who helped make this happen!
Read more at:
Las Vegas High School Mariachi Band Chosen to Perform for Inauguration – https://www.wearelatinlive.com//article/13695/high-school-mariachi-band-chosen-to-perform-on-inauguration-day.
Mariachi Nuevo Santander Releases New Album ’Sangre Mariachera” –https://mariachimusic.com/blog/2020/08/award-winning-mariachi-nuevo-santander-release-album-sangre-mariachera/
Nuevo Santander member Francisco García shares his story during Covid – https://mariachimusic.com/blog/2020/05/francisco-garcia-shares-his-story-during-this-covid-19-crisis/
Mariachi Nuevo Santander’s Performance Video goes viral during COVID – https://mariachimusic.com/blog/2020/04/virtual-mariachi-video-goes-viral/
Mariachi Nuevo Santander performs in Ann Arbor, Michigan – https://mariachimusic.com/blog/2020/01/competition-winners-represent-mariachi-vargas-extravaganza-in-ann-arbor-chicago/