Arriba With Las Divas!

Traditionally Non-Traditional
Mariachi Divas continue the natural evolution of the genre

BY GABRIEL SAN ROMAN

Mention the word “mariachi,” and a certain image will more often than not come to mind: Mexican men with bushy bigotes, singing traditional songs alongside musicians playing violins, trumpets and stringed instruments that include the oversized guitarrón.

For the past 10 years, Grammy-winning all-female troupe Mariachi Divas have been expanding the parameters of the centuries-old genre. Starting with the group’s founder/director, the blond, blue-eyed, Irish-Italian-American Cindy Shea, the Divas represent a multicultural lineup of women who are equally diverse in their musical approach.

Read the rest of the feature article on the Mariachi Divas here:

http://www.ocweekly.com/2009-06-18/music/the-mariachi-divas/

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