"Herencia De La Tierra Mía" Debuts on May 25, 2018
Mariachi Herencia de Mexico is ready to take off once again on May 25, 2018, with the release of their follow-up album, “Herencia De La Tierra Mía (The Heritage Of My Land).” The 14-track disc features guest vocals by two superstars of Mexican music, folkloric/fusion artist Lila Downs and veteran mariachi singer Aida Cuevas.
"Nuestra Herencia" Debuts at #2 on iTunes Latin Chart
2017 Nominee in “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album” Category
Mariachi Herencia de Mexico scored a surprise hit with their debut album of traditional Mexican music. Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage) ranked No. 2 in its first week on iTunes’ Latin chart, defying a music industry trend and pointing to a revival in recorded mariachi music.
The album, released on May 16, is believed to be the first major mariachi recording released in the U.S. by a student ensemble, with members ranging in age from 11 to 18. It was produced and arranged by L.A.’s mariachi master, Jose Hernandez, who calls the project “one of those labor of love things.”
In a historic collaboration, the album features guest musicians from some of the most respected mariachi groups from both sides of the border. It includes vocal contributions, recorded in Mexico, by members of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, a revered institution in the genre. In addition, members of three top Los Angeles ensembles—Los Camperos, Sol de Mexico, and the all-female group Reyna de Los Angeles—recorded guest vocals on the CD.
The matching of novice performers with professionals was no gimmick. It was meant to send a signal that this group of students had the talent, training and bravado to hold their own with the best in the world.