Skip to main content

All-Woman Mariachi Group to Perform at Weis Center

Aug 29, 2017 03:44PM ● Published by Erica Shames

New York-based world music ensemble Mariachi Flor de Toloache will perform on Thursday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. There will be a free lecture and demonstration with the artists at 1 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. 

Latin Grammy nominees Mariachi Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its first and only all­-woman mariachi group. Founded in 2008, Mariachi Flor de Toloache is led by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) and Shae Fiol (original member). Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, harp, violin and vihuela. Today, Mariachi Flor De Toloache performs as a full Mariachi ensemble.

The members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries-old traditions of Mariachi, their mélange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.

In November 2015, the group embarked on an extensive European and U.S tour as the opening act of Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s new band, The Arcs. The group recently performed as part of, and opening for, The Arcs, including dates such as the Coachella Festival.

After performances to sold-out audiences in the UK, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, they continued to captivate crowds in the U.S. at legendary venues such as First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Vic in Chicago, Terminal 5 in New York, DC 930 Club and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

Mariachi Flor De Toloache’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Ranchera Album” of 2015. Sharing the podium with legends Pedro Fernández and Aida Cuevas meant an embrace from the Latin Music Community. The group’s live performances were praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ Magazine, The New York Times. Following a highly praised NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert”, their collaboration with rock supergroup The Arcs landed them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+, $10 for youth 18 and under, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000.

Please note that tickets are available in the main auditorium only; the balcony will be closed.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

The next performance in the Weis Center’s 2017-18 Season will be Americana mountain music by Anna and Elizabeth with the Bucknell University Camerata and the BU Choir on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre in downtown Lewisburg.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or search for the Weis Center on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.  

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Susquehanna Life's free newsletter to stay informed

Arts+Entertainment
  • chttp://engage.pcad.edu/winter2018

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Young Artists Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9 YS13, Saturday, January 27 - March 17 10a.m. - 12 p.m....


  • Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Youth Studio Art I for Grades 1.2.3 YS11, Saturday, January 27 - March 17 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $1...


  • Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Youth Studio Art II for Grades 4.5 YS12, Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, January 27 - March 17 10...


  • Intergenerational Drawing (8 & up)

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Intergenerational Drawing (8 & up) CE 189, Saturday, January 27 - March 3 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $1...


  • Short Story Writing

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Short Story Writing CE 208, Saturday, January 27 - March 3 (no class on February 24) 10 a.m. - ...


  • Grossology Lab

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Session A 10-11a.m. Session B 11a.m.-noon. Join the Bloomsburg University Biology Club for an ...


  • "The Blues Show"

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    What does "blue" mean to you? Make work that shows it -- the color blue, Blues music, blue in th...


  • The Demuth Foundation is pleased to announce its exhibition, A Moment in Time: Portraits of Lanca...


  • Dancing the Can-Can, Charles Demuth in Paris

    02/24/2018
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    The Demuth Museum’s first exhibition of 2018 will be our annual Invitational, showcasing the work...


  • Grossology Lab

    02/24/2018
    11:00AM — 12:00PM

    Session A 10-11a.m. Session B 11a.m.-noon. Join the Bloomsburg University Biology Club for an ...


  • Adobe InDesign

    02/26/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Adobe InDesign DES 154, Monday & Wednesday, January 29 - February 28 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit,...


  • Illuminated Letters

    02/26/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Illuminated Letters CE 206, Monday, January 29 - February 26 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $195 Matt Chapma...


  • Homeschool Art Studio Ages 6-13

    02/27/2018
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Homeschool Art Studio Ages 6-13 YS 40, Tuesday, January 30 - March 20 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m....


  • Books Undone

    02/27/2018
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Books become the canvas for contemporary artists in this national juried exhibition. Exhibition i...


  • Homeschool Physical Education

    02/27/2018
    01:00PM — 02:00PM

    Students engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity through a variety of enjoyable game...


  • Intro to Social Media Marketing

    02/27/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Intro to Social Media Marketing SM 101, Tuesday & Thursday, January 30 - March 1 6 p.m. - 9 p.m...


  • Business Practices for Creatives

    02/27/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Business Practices for Creatives DES 200, Tuesday, January 30 - April 3 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., 1 c...


  • HTML5 & Website Design

    02/27/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    HTML5 & Website Design DES 155, Tuesday, January 30 - April 3 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $475 ...


  • Drawing (Portrait & Figure)

    02/27/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Drawing (Portrait & Figure) CE 91, Tuesday, January 30 - March 20 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245 Evan ...


  • Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media

    02/27/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media CE 238, Tuesday, January 30- March 6 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $215 Ju...


  • Books Undone

    02/28/2018
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Books become the canvas for contemporary artists in this national juried exhibition. Exhibition i...


  • Homeschool Hangout

    02/28/2018
    11:00AM — 01:00PM

    Every other Wednesday 11-1p.m. during the school year beginning Jan. 17th-Apr. 25th.Parent/child ...


  • Reading with Reptiles

    02/28/2018
    11:30AM — 12:00PM

    Join us on February 28, March 14, and March 28 at 11:30am for a reptile-related reading! Get comf...


  • Adobe InDesign

    02/28/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Adobe InDesign DES 154, Monday & Wednesday, January 29 - February 28 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit,...


  • Typography for Business: How Type Enhances your Brand WS 92, Thursday, March 1 9 a.m. - 12 p.m...


  • Books Undone

    03/01/2018
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Books become the canvas for contemporary artists in this national juried exhibition. Exhibition i...


  • iMAKE

    03/01/2018
    04:30PM — 05:30PM

    This a-la-carte class series offers both art and science projects for children ages 6-12. String ...


  • Intro to Social Media Marketing

    03/01/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Intro to Social Media Marketing SM 101, Tuesday & Thursday, January 30 - March 1 6 p.m. - 9 p.m...


  • Intro to Video Production & Short Film

    03/01/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Intro to Video Production & Short Film DES 178, Thursday, February 1 - April 5 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.,...


  • Design Principles & Typography

    03/01/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Design Principles & Typography DES 150, Thursday, February 1 - April 5 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credi...


  • The Art of Felting: 2-D Composition

    03/01/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    The Art of Felting: 2-D Composition CE 239, Thursday, February 1 - March 22 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $...


  • Oil Painting

    03/01/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Oil Painting CE 169, Thursday, February 1 - March 22 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245 Michael Allen Ex...


  • 71st Annual PA Maple Festival

    03/17/2018
    09:00AM

    The Pennsylvania Maple Festival is an annual event in Meyersdale, PA to celebrate spring, the tap...


  • 71st Annual PA Maple Festival

    03/18/2018
    09:00AM

    The Pennsylvania Maple Festival is an annual event in Meyersdale, PA to celebrate spring, the tap...


  • 71st Annual PA Maple Festival

    03/21/2018
    09:00AM

    The Pennsylvania Maple Festival is an annual event in Meyersdale, PA to celebrate spring, the tap...


  • 71st Annual PA Maple Festival

    03/22/2018
    09:00AM

    The Pennsylvania Maple Festival is an annual event in Meyersdale, PA to celebrate spring, the tap...


  • 71st Annual PA Maple Festival

    03/23/2018
    09:00AM

    The Pennsylvania Maple Festival is an annual event in Meyersdale, PA to celebrate spring, the tap...


  • 71st Annual PA Maple Festival

    03/24/2018
    09:00AM

    The Pennsylvania Maple Festival is an annual event in Meyersdale, PA to celebrate spring, the tap...



PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THESE COMMUNITY SPONSORS


Weis Center for the Perfoming Arts
Geisinger Medical Center