About The Mariachi Miracle



Creating Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo High School, and the importance of mariachi education.



The Tucson International Mariachi Conference



San Francisco Superintendent of Schools Richard Carranza recalls discussing bilingual and arts education with President Obama at the White House.



Success stories from Tucson’s first youth mariachi, Los Changuitos Feos.



Linda Ronstadt speaks about the Tucson International Mariachi Conference and how attending led to her platinum-selling “Canciones de Mi Padre” and “Mas Canciones” recordings.


Richard Carranza Inducted into the Mariachi Hall of Fame:


Tucson International Mariachi Conference Jam Session 2015


A quick taste of the Tucson International Maraichi Conference


Pueblo High School celebrates the nine 2016 seniors from Mariachi Aztlan


Highlights from Mariachi Aztlan’s performance at the 2016 Noche de Mariachi


Pueblo High’s 2016 Noche de Mariachi


Tucson High School’s Ballet Folklorico Tucsonenses performs dances from Navarit


Viva El Mariachi Finale


Richard Carranza and Mariachi Aztlan perform at the 2016 California Association of Bilingual Educators conference:


Mariachi Aztlan’s Jaciana Fimbres surprises the San Francisco crowd with her cover of “At Last”


Richard Carranza and Mariachi Aztlan perform “Son de la Negra”


Pueblo High School recognizes the members of Mariachi Aztlan as Students of the Quarter:


Mariachi Aztlan in San Francisco 2015

Viva El Mariachi 2015 finale


Scenes from the 2015 Tucson International Mariachi Conference folklorico dance workshops.



Scenes from the 2015 Tucson International Mariachi Conference Participant Showcase concert.



Scenes from Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan’s 2015 concert with Tucson’s Ballet Folklorico Tapatio.



The late Nati Cano, founder of Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, talks about his philosophy of mariachi education.


Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan closes the 2nd annual Gran Festival de Folklor y Mariachi in Tucson, Arizona by performing Son de La Negra with Tucson’s Ballet Folklorico Tapatio, Mariachi Los Changuitos Feos and Mariachi Sonido de Mexico, 06/13/15.


Viva Performing Arts Dance Festival 2015 excerpts


Ballet Folklorico Tapatio w. Los Centenarios – Dances of Nuevo Leon


Mariachi Mixteca performs Volver, Volver


Viva Performing Arts presents Dia de los Muertos


Tucson’s Compañía de Danza Folklórica Arizona, under the direction of Chantal Danay Ralls and assistant director Jose Gonzalez, performs a medley of dances from the Mexican Revolution, accompanied by Mariachi Sol Azteca, under the direction of Angel Guzman.


Ballet Folklorico Tapatio performs La Iguana


Finale from the 50th anniversary celebration of Mariachi Los Changuitos Feos, featuring former and current Changos from 1964 to the present.



A 2014 clip of Los Changuitos Feos pperforming at the Tucson’s birthday celebration.



White Elementary School’s mariachi and folklorico group performs with Los Lobos in its 2014 show at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson.



Ballet Folkorico Tapatio interprets El Corrido de Rosita Alvarez.


Ballet Folklorico Tapatio 17th anniversary show excerpts


Vanessa Cerda-Alonzo, who sings the role of Lupita in Arizona Opera Company’s Production of Pepe Martinez’ “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” Saturday and Sunday Oct. 18-19, 2014 sings with Tucson’s Mariachi Viva La Mujer as part of AOC’s Hispanic Heritage Festival.



A taste of Tucson’s Ballet Folklórico Tapatio and Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School from the Tareada Tapatia fundraiser at El Casino Ballroom, 08/29/11.



Ballet Folklórico Tapatio’s 2010 Tardeada fundraiser, El Casino Ballroom, Tucson, Az.



Excerpts from the 2011 Tucson International Mariachi Conference Espectacular concert


Excerpts from the Tucson International Mariachi Conference 2011 Esopectacular Concert


Ballet Folklorico Tapatio from a 2011 Tucson International Mariachi Conference performance


Mariachi Cobre performs at the 2011 Tucson International Mariachi Confernce



Randy Carrillo, founder of Mariachi Cobre, talks about the group’s early days



The Guinness World Record for the most mariachis performing simultaneously was broken April 22, 2010 at the Tucson International Mariachi Conference by some 555 participants.


The 2010 Tucson International Mariachi Conference celebrated 50 years of Nati Cano’s leadership of Los Camperos, dedicating the entire second half to Nati and his formidable mariachis. This string of highlights also features guest Lila Downs.



Ballet Folklorico Tapatio performs at the Participant Showcase at the 2010 Tucson International Mariachi Conference.


Mariachi Viva La Mujer, 2010


Tucson’s Ballet Folklorico Tapatio, from a 2008 feature.