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When you think ‘mariachi’, you most likely think of the deep, powerful sound of a man’s voice. But if you listen closely to this unique group, you’ll hear they are strumming, singing, and dancing to a different key. Mariachi Las Alteñas is an all-female mariachi group that is making waves across the United States. Their mission is to achieve excellence as overall musicians and performers and to raise the standards for women in mariachi music.

Mariachi Las Alteñas are known for their musical diversity, which appeals to crowds of all generations. The women that make up Las Alteñas are a stunningly beautiful group of musicians who are eager to share the pride for their Mexican heritage with their audiences. Under the guidance of Valerie Vargas, founder and director, Mariachi Las Alteñas consists of 10 musicians who all serve as vocalists for the group: five violinists, two trumpeters, a guitarronista, vihuelista, and guitarrista, creating the iconic mariachi sound acknowledged and respected in the industry. Spectators are impressed with not only the ladies’ musicianship, but also with the group’s stage presence. The group’s philosophy is to not simply sing a song, but rather interpret the meaning and communicate that meaning with the audience. Their signature colorful trajes de charro and vocal harmonies draw abundant crowds from far and wide to their performances. Mariachis are the flavor of Mexico, and in San Antonio Mariachi Las Alteñas and the city’s culture make the perfect combination. Their name Las Alteñas is taken from the birthplace of mariachi music, Jalisco, Mexico. The higher regions, Los Altos de Jalisco, is an area described as being near the top of the world and fans say these ladies are right up there! In a predominately male industry, this all-female group has indeed paved a unique path in the mariachi world.

Las Alteñas will change what you think of mariachi music. They’re young, they’re driven, and with them, every night is ladies’ night.

El Grupo Folklórico Atotonilco

Established in 1979 by Maria Chaurand, El Grupo Folklórico Atotonilco is a renowned dance company that has become a beacon of Mexican cultural preservation in Kansas City and beyond. Over the years, this exceptional dance company has graced stages both nationally and internationally, leaving a profound mark on audiences in Mexico and Spain.

El Grupo Folklórico Atotonilco passionately embodies its mission to preserve and promote the rich tapestry of Mexican culture through traditional dance. Through vibrant performances and dedication to authenticity, the dance company provides audiences a glimpse into the diverse and colorful traditions deeply rooted in Mexican heritage.

Not only does the dance company illuminate stages with their captivating performances, but they have also played a vital role in nurturing the creative talents of Kansas City’s Latino youth for decades. The dance company has acted as a creative sanctuary, fostering the artistic spirit within the hearts of young performers and nurturing their passion for Mexican folk dance.

Recognized for their unwavering dedication and artistic brilliance, El Grupo Folklórico Atotonilco has received numerous awards, showcasing their outstanding contribution to the world of traditional Mexican dance. Moreover, their esteemed director and founder, Maria Chaurand, has been honored with one of Mexico’s highest distinctions—the esteemed “Ohtli” award—a testament to her invaluable contributions and relentless dedication to Mexican cultural heritage.

Through their artistry and commitment, El Grupo Folklórico Atotonilco continues to inspire and share the beauty and diversity of Mexican traditions, leaving an indelible mark on the cultural fabric of both Kansas City and beyond.

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