The Mariachi Divas
The sixth collaboration we are featuring was our partnership the Mariachi Divas. The Divas are a Grammy award winning group out of Los Angeles. They came to town for a few days with the help of an NEA grant.
During their time here, they had a full schedule of community events. The Mariachi Divas attended an event Zavala Hispanic Cultural Initiative hosts and talked with older high school students about college. They watched a group of Ballet Folklorico dancers. They also visited Our Lady Guadalupe Cathedral for a community welcome. They had several school demonstrations where they lectured a little and demonstrated mariachi music. Lastly, the Mariachi Divas visited MSU for another demonstration.
Their visit culminated with a performance at the Wichita Theatre where we had over 400 people in attendance. The furthest people drove over 250 miles to come to the show!