July 16, 8 pm @ Davies Symphony Hall
The Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the most traditional and important orchestras in the Mexican musical scene. Celebrating 100 years of existence in the year 2015, was founded in the city of Guadalajara by one of the most outstanding composers / directors of Mexico, Mtro. José Rolón. At the initiative of Mtro. Rolón, a group of musicians from Jalisco began to present concerts of symphonic and chamber music for the public of Guadalajara, establishing a strong starting point for the foundation of the Philharmonic of Jalisco, known in its beginnings as Orquesta Sinfónica de Guadalajara.
A new and exciting era began in January 2014, after a rigorous selection process, with the nomination of Mtro. Marco Parisotto, one of the most acclaimed and notable directors on the world stage.
Throughout its famous history, the Philharmonic of Jalisco has been selected by some of the greatest Mexican composers, including Manuel M. Ponce, Carlos Chávez, Blas Galindo, Jose Pablo Moncayo, Miguel Bernal Jiménez, and Julián Carrillo, to interpret Works of his own authorship - works that represent the essence of the Mexican symphonic repertoire.
July 16. 7:30 pm @ Davies Symphony Hall
With 20 years of international concerts and the recording of an original repertoire, Tambuco Percussion Ensemble has celebrated an acclaimed career, establishing itself among the finest percussion quartets today. Audiences throughout the world have enjoyed the musicality of Tambuco. Four time GRAMMY Nominees including Best Classical Album, Tambuco, was founded in 1993 by four distinguished Mexican musicians and is ranked among the finest and most innovative in the world. These four musicians refuse to be tied down to one style, with a repertoire ranging from structuralist percussion music to a wide range of ethnic drum music and avant-garde sound interpretation.
July 23. 7:30 pm @ SF Jazz
Troker is a world class jazz band, conformed by 6 mexican musicians with different influences but the same goal of creating mesmerizing rhythms and present unrepeatable live act experiences. A fussion of jazz, funk, dj scratching and the tradition of the mariachi horns; this band is a contemporary expression of the Mexican music scene.
Since coming the jazz scene in Guadalajara in 2004, Troker was like a breathe of fresh air. The frenetic grooves and playful jam sessions made them one of the favorites bands in the growing jazz scene in the city.
Troker is the only Mexican band that has benn official selection in the most important music markets of jazz & world music in Europe.
In the past two years they have more tthan 96 international concerts; but definitely the highlight came when they were invited for the second time to the Glastonbury festival, being the first band to appear consecutively in the official poster.
July 21, 7 pm and 8:30 pm
July 22, 7 pm and 8:30 pm @ SF JAZZ
The Mariachi Flor de Toloache was formed in 2008 and is composed of nine women from various latitudes in the world: Puerto Rico, Germany, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Cuba; this defines their sounds and unique flavor. Mireya Ramos, 31 years old, founder and vocalist of Flor de Toloache, half Dominican and half Mexican, was raised in Puerto Rico listening to her father who was a mariachi. The instruments they play are those of a traditional mariachi: violin, trompet, guitarron, vihuela, and guitar. Over the last few years, the performances of Mariachi Flor de Toloache have brightened up renowned stages in Europe and India. In 2015 they were nominated to the Latin Grammy for best “Ranchera music album”.
July 21, 6 pm @ De Young Museum
Los Jaichackers (Spanglish for hijackers) is a project of artists Julio César Morales (based in Phoenix) and Eamon Ore-Giron (based in Guadalajara). Via installation, performance, and playlists, they dj, curate music programs of other bands, and lecture, tracking down the global DNA of emerging street & club music in Mexico, the border, and the Mexican diaspora in the States and abr oad.
July 23, 4 pm @ Stern Grove Festival
The most famous cumbia group in Mexico, Los Ángeles Azules was formed in the early eighties by the Mejía Avante brothers. Pioneers of cumbia sonidera and romantic cumbia tropical, the group achieved mass success in the nineties with their recordings for the label Disa as Entrega de Amor or Inolvidables. They have distinguished themselves from other groups, by melodies that have truly become classics of tropical music. In 2013, the band had a triumphant performance at the Vive Latino festival, proving that their music could also attract new generations. The group had the opportunity to record versions of their classics alongside popular rock and pop artists such as Jay de la Cueva, Carla Morrison, Natalia Lafourcade, Ximena Sariñana, among others.
July 23, 4 pm @ Stern Grove Festival
Actress and Mexican singer born in Guadalajara, Jalisco the 29 of October of 1985. In 2006 she debuted as a singer in the band Feliz No Cumpleaños. In 2007 he began his solo career, with the single Parallel Lives playing on the radio, she reached a gold record in Mexico, to win in the category of revelation artist in the MTV Prizes and to be nominated as best Latin/alternative rock album in the Grammy awards and as best new artist and Best alternative song on the Latin Grammy Awards. In 2009 she participated in the soundtrack of the films Paradas Continuas and The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In 2011 she presented hers eponymous album in English, opening doors at stages of festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and LAMC in New York.
July 23 - 4:00 pm @ Stern Grove
Kinky is a band originally from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. The band´s music mixes some genres like rock, dance, samba, electronic, funk and techno, as well as a great influence of Hispanic rhythms on each song. Mostly all of the lyrics, are in Spanish, but some of them are in English too. They are part of the movement called Avanzada Regia.
The Jaranera Orchestra appears for the first time with the name of “Charanga Jaranera”, in March of 1970 in a presentation along with the Folkloric Ballet of the State under the direction of the Mtro. José Clotilde Caamal. The Orchestra Jaranera, usually accompanied by the State Folkloric Ballet, offers shows with a flavor of Yucatan, showcasing each of the elements that describe the magic, beauty and rhythm that represent the State. Maestros like Santiago Sosa Cabrera, Jaime Ic Ramírez, Pedro Poot Molina are some of the artistic directors who have led the orchestra. Currently, Mto. Felipe de Jesús Chi Naal is directing the orchestra.