The group is set to play in the John W. Hart Auditorium on Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are being sold at the school’s ticket office for $10 per BYU-Idaho student and $15 for general admission.
Mariachi Herencia de México formed in Chicago, Illinois and performs mariachi-influenced songs.
Originating from cities like Mexico City and Guadalajara, mariachi music is a form of traditional Mexican folk music that has gained popularity across the nation.
“I’m excited that the band is coming,” said Carter Morgan, a freshman studying mechanical engineering. “It will be a very great cultural experience. I will be able to see an aspect of a culture I don’t experience very often.”
Members of the group include Carlos Rojas, Fernando López, Carlos González, José González, Rafael Díaz, Samuel Villegas, Leonel Herrera, Iván Garza, Marco A. Villela, Arturo Garza, Isaías López, Rubén Nuñez and Melanie Juárez.
According to a BYU-I news release, Jonathan Clark, a mariachi expert and historian, said that the band is “a masterpiece” and is “state-of-the-art.” To read the full news release, visit the BYU-I newsroom website.
To learn more about Mariachi Herencia de México, visit their website.