Flor De Toloache

NC State LIVE presents Flor de Toloache. Photo by Andrei Averbuch.Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8pm

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

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Pre-show Talk

Are you curious how these musicians are changing the mariachi music scene? Join us for a pre-show talk with members from the band at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3222.

About the Performance

“These mariachis have moxie. They don’t just sing; they could blast through mountains with their wails and gritos (shouts), and melt glaciers with the warmth of their gorgeous harmonies…”Maria Arbona-RuizNPR’s First Listen

Fresh off a 2017 Latin Grammy win, Flor de Toloache, is breaking up the boys’ club that dominates Mariachi. The musicians of this all-female group draw from diverse cultural backgrounds – hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound, which gains texture from genres like salsa, Latin jazz, pop, cumbia, hip-hop and soul.

The result is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on Mexican music. Their infectious sound 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, Flor de Toloache’s inventive blend of the old and new is innovating the genre and bringing Mariachi music to new audiences around the globe.

Bonus Event

In Spring of 2019, the Gregg Museum of Art and Design will launch Borderlands, a collection of photographs taken on the US and Mexican border. Get a sneak peek of the exhibition and enjoy a musical conversation with Flor de Toloache on Friday, April 12. Stay tuned for more details!