September 24, 2021 - Internationally acclaimed Mariachi 7 Leguas will make its debut at the Houston Baptist University Dunham Theater on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 7:00 pm in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. This award-winning mariachi group is made up of graduates from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley Mariachi Program. Mariachi 7 Leguas was founded in 2004 in McAllen, Texas by Emilio Santos. Emilio recently performed with Vicente Fernandez.
On October 20, 2019, Mariachi 7 Leguas was recognized as one of the best mariachis in the world and was awarded the key to the city of Tecalitlán, Jalisco, Mexico. This city is known as the home of the world-famous Mariachi Vargas. On November 28, 2019, Mariachi 7 Leguas performed with Maná.
Also performing will be the UTRGV Ballet Folklórico is a 50 member organization comprised of students who are pursuing degrees in a variety of disciplines. The dance company was founded in 1970 by Dr. Amilda Thomas and it is currently under the direction of Miguel Angel Peña. In 2006, the Ballet was one of 100 outstanding Texas artists chosen for inclusion on the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster Program. The Ballet Folklórico has toured throughout the United States and Mexico and also traveled on European tours visiting countries such as France and Italy.
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