Fairfield, CT – Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, celebrating the stories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
This year’s theme is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a stronger nation”, and here in Fairfield County there are plenty of opportunities to join in the celebration.
On September 30, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University is delighted to host Herederos. Mariachi Herencia de México is a group of young Latin musicians from Chicago, holding four highly acclaimed studio albums with debuts topping the Billboard and iTunes Latin Albums charts. They have been recognized as the new ambassadors of the mariachi tradition, performing a vibrant, state-of-the-art tribute to the golden age of Mexican music.
They are joined by multi-Grammy nominated star Lupita Infante, granddaughter of Mexican icon Pedro Infante, who has blazed her own trail in ranchera music and champions the empowerment of women through her music.
Watch Mariachi Herencia de México perform at the Kennedy Center https://youtu.be/7w91z67BcL8
“Hispanic Heritage Month is a time when we can all be proud of our own cultures while honoring the cultural differences that exist. A time when we can elevate the diversity that sets us apart while appreciating the very elements that bring us together and make us stronger,” said Quick Center Executive Director Peter Van Heerden.
Each season, the Quick Center presents internationally renowned artists and performances. This year’s lineup includes the Kingdom Choir from the UK, Vertigo Dance from Israel and Cirque Alfonse from Montreal, as well as thought leaders such as Judy Woodruff, Carl Bernstein, Frances Haugen, Evelyn Tribole, Bret Stephens, Reverend Naomi Tutu, Nick Gillespie and Bhaskar. Sunkara, among others.
“The Quick is dedicated to engaging our community in meaningful dialogue by featuring artists and speakers from around the world. These global perspectives reflect those of our neighbors and friends, but also invite our audience to consider the culture and heritage of others who make up the fabric of our community, so we are very pleased to welcome this award-winning artist to our stage to share the music,” shared Lori Jones, director of programming for the Quick Center.
Mariachi Herencia de México with Lupita Infante is supported, in part, by WPKN 89.5, In a Fairfield Minute and Silverman Group. Tickets are on sale now at quickcenter.com for just $30, or $20 for Quick Center members or by contacting the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
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