Mariachi Herencia de Mexico will perform Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center. COURTESY PHOTO,

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico will perform Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center. COURTESY PHOTO,

Kent Spotlight Series to feature mariachi group Feb. 5

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico will take the stage at Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico, a youth ensemble from Chicago’s immigrant barrios, will bring its mariachi music to Kent.

The Latin Grammy-nominated group of young Mexican-American musicians will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St. The concert is part of the city of Kent Spotlight Series.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $22 senior and $15 youth. Buy tickets on the city of Kent website at kentwa.gov.

The group has released three highly acclaimed studio albums with chart-topping debuts on both the Billboard and the iTunes Latin Albums charts.

Mariachi Herencia de México has performed in prestigious performing arts centers and alongside major artists like Lila Downs, Aida Cuevas, Los Lobos, Pedro Fernández as well as some of the most respected mariachi groups from both sides of the border, demonstrating that this group of students have the talent, training and bravado to hold their own with the best in the world, according to the Spotlight Series website.

Partial funding for the concert is from Western States Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission and Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation.


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