The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents MARIACHI DIVAS in the Fred Kavli Theatre at 8:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2013.
Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, the Mariachi Divas have made big waves on the national and international music scene. With eight albums, four Grammy
nominations, one Latin Grammy nomination and one Grammy Award under their belts, the Mariachi Divas are a unique, multicultural, all-female ensemble, imbued with the true flavor of Los Angeles and have been represented by women of Mexican, Cuban, Samoan, Argentinean,
Colombian, Panamanian, Puerto Rican, Swiss, Japanese, Honduran, Guatemalan, Salvadorian, Peruvian, Tongan and Anglo descents. Their most recent Grammy Award was in 2009 for Best
Regional Mexican Album of the year for their release of Canciones De Amor. This marked the first time in the history of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences that an all-female mariachi group had been a nominee and a winner.
In addition to their musical career, the Divas have appeared in independent films including Dead Man's Shoe, Ren and La Dentista, in which music from their CD was used in the movie's soundtrack. The Divas' rendition of the Ricky Martin hit, "La Bomba" was used in the 2008 film Julia.
For more information about the Mariachi Divas visit www.mariachidivas.com.
Single tickets are $35-$20 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com) or the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For information call 805-449-ARTS (2787) or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.