Saturday Night at the Downbeat

Topeka's own Mariachi Habanero
Mariachi Habanero

Concert featuring Topeka's own Mariachi Habanero with opening remarks by Dr. Ruben Flores.

October 9, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Free, reservations required

Mariachi Habanero lives up to its name, performing lively dance music mixed with an occasional mellow ballad. The group borrows its name from the habanero pepper, the spiciest of the chili peppers. Mariachi music began in the nineteenth century in the Mexican state of Jalisco-according to popular legend, in the town of Guadalajara. Mariachi has become emblematic of Mexican music. It is the music of the people; music that celebrates the joys, struggles, and triumphs of daily life.

Dr. Flores is an assistant professor of American studies at the University of Kansas. His remarks will spotlight the role Hispanics played in the development of the United Farm Workers.

To RSVP by October 8, call the Brown Foundation at (785) 235-3939 or email by clicking here. Free and open to the public, Saturday, October 9, 7:00 p.m., at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612.

 

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