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CCA Anywhere: 21st Annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival

Oct 17, 2020
Sat 7:00pm
2020/2021 Season

Chandler Center for the Arts is proud to present CCA Anywhere, a series of virtual performances that you can watch anywhere with your phone, tablet or computer, in your backyard, kitchen, living room or at the park. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Chandler tradition - the 21st Annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival, presented in partnership with C.A.L.L.E. de Arizona. Experience the rich cultural history of Mexico as it fills the Main Stage at the CCA, pre-recorded for a special virtual presentation. The annual event features the music of  Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson and Mariachi Corazon del Valle, a dazzling array of dancers from Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli-AZ and singers from Herencia Mexicana.

The two-hour program will be streamed for free online at 

Experience the spirit of the Festival by visiting two exhibitions that celebrate the rich vibrant culture of Mexico and Mexican-Americans.  

Visit The Gallery at the CCA to see Al Son Que Me Toquen, featuring recent work from Emily Costello and Frank Ybarra. The everyday life and pride of Mexican-Americans comes to life with vibrant colorful paintings. The exhibition is on display, October 10-November 14, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Vision Gallery presented Los Americanx, featuring the dramatic black and white photography of Edgar Cardenas. The exhibition explores Mexican Americans' ideas of identity through the interplay of light and shadow with the contrasting personalities of Cardenas' subjects. The exhibition is on display, October 10-November 14, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

This year's Mariachi and Folklorico Festival was made possible by a festival grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

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