Mariachi Herencia de México, an ensemble of students from Chicago’s immigrant barrios, is mariachi music’s most exciting newcomer. The group scored a surprise hit with their debut album of traditional Mexican music, Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage), which hit No. 2 on the iTunes Latin chart, defying a music industry trend and pointing to a revival in recorded mariachi music. The album scored a 2017 Latin Grammy nomination in the Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album category demonstrating that this group of students have the talent, training and bravado to hold their own with the best in the world.
Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.