The University of Texas-Pan America’s (UTPA) Mariachi Aztlán will be doing a repeat performance for President Obama’s inauguration on January 21, 2013.
The mariachi group performed for the 2010 inauguration and has been invited back. The group will perform at the Texas gala “Black Tie and Boots Ball”, a Latino gala and for the inauguration itself on January 21st.
The group has been in existence since 1989 founded by Dr. Dahlia Guerra and currently under the direction of Francisco Loera. These Hispanic cultural ambassadors often travel throughout North America and recently were recognized as the grand champion at the Mariachi Spectacular in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We are very proud to be representing student excellence from UTPA at the inaugural events. The Mariachi students are excited to be attending such a momentous historical occasion and are especially happy that mariachi music and the music of the Hispanic culture from the Rio Grande Valley are being recognized at a national level,” said Dr. Dahlia Guerra, dean of UTPA’s College of Arts and Humanities and the founder.