Mariachi Vargas have been a band for over 100 years, with five generations of musicians representing the southern Mexican town of Tecalitlan. Considered keepers of traditional Mexican music, they've appeared in over 200 films and 50 recordings, performed at the Latin Grammys and traveled the world. In fact, many consider them the world's best mariachi ensemble.
On May 5, Mariachi Vargas will be in San Francisco to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with their debut concert at Davies Symphony Hall, the home of the San Francisco Symphony. With Carlos Martinez as creative director, the band features two harps, one vihuela, one guitar, one guitarron, two trumpets and six violins. While the San Francisco Symphony will not be joining them for this show, Mariachi Vargas' stellar sones, classical works and popular hits will be a treat to hear over the prestigious concert hall's sound system.
Details for concert can be found here.