On Wednesday, March 18th, the LCC hosted Mariachi Fuego, the first-ever musical ensemble at UIC dedicated to the performance of mariachi music. Music has historically served as a means for educating, storytelling, and archiving. In Mexico, mariachi has traditionally served as a vehicle for national identity. Music serves as a tool for people to recount their histories and build a sense of community and cultural identity. Likewise, traditional mariachi and the new Mariachi Fuego on campus, are one of many examples that illustrate Mexico’s rich and diverse cultural heritages through the arts!
If you missed this performance or would like to get involved, please contact the Visiting Instructor/String Orchestra Director & founder of Mariachi Fuego, Javier José Mendoza, at the UIC School of Theatre & Music. The ensemble is open to all UIC students regardless of major.