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Flor de Toloache

Flor de Toloache

 

Flor de Toloache

Saturday, July 22, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Flor de Toloache

Flor de Toloache

Having performed at Coachella and a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, this Latin GRAMMY-nominated, New York-based ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet, with “a performance style that captures all the power and emotion you'd hope for.” (NPR Music). Founded by vocalist and string player Mireya Ramos, the group began as a trio named for the delirium-inducing Mexican flower used as a love potion for generations. As it has grown in notoriety, the band has expanded to as many as ten members depending on the setting, forming a truly global ensemble with musicians hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Performances around the world as a headlining act followed, along with an extensive tour of Europe and the U.S. with Black Keys mastermind Dan Auerbach’s new band, the Arcs, culminating in appearances with them on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Later with Jools Holland. The band’s self-titled debut received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Ranchera Album, and they make guest appearances on albums by Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Broadway star Luba Mason, and L.A. rock band Chicano Batman. Their new release Las Caras Lindas (The Pretty Faces) expands the group’s sound even further, with more elaborate arrangements that touch on a wide-open sphere of influences.

Artist Personnel

Mireya Ramos vocals, violin
Shae Fiol vocals, vihuela
Julie Acosta trumpet, vocals
Eunice Aparicio guitarrón, vocals

Artist Website

"One of the most appealing things about Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the way the women fully claim the tradition as their own, with an unapologetically feminine approach to the historically male, sometimes staid, genre " — Village Voice
"Top-notch musicianship, mariachi swagger for days, and a performance style that captures all the power and emotion you'd hope for " — NPR Music

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