Thursday, Sept. 14
Latin Grammy-nominees Mariachi Flor de Toloache made New York City history as its first and only all-woman mariachi group. Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi, the group started as a trio - harp, violin and vihuela. Today, Mariachi Flor De Toloache performs as a full mariachi ensemble. The members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This diversity has helped define the group's unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. The members coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over audiences not unlike the legendary toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion.