Under the direction of Dr. Dahlia Guerra and Mr. Francisco Loera, Mariachi Aztlaán has been captivating audiences throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States since its establishment in 1989. They travel as musical ambassadors representing the beauty of Hispanic music and its cultural traditions. Recognitions for performance excellence initiated an invitation from the White House to perform at the signing ceremony of an Executive Order renewing and enhancing the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, performing for President Barack Obama in 2010.
In collaboration with the Houston Grand Opera, Mariachi Aztlán premiered the stage production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, the world’s first “Mariachi/Opera” in December, 2010. A second performance of the same production took place in 2013 with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Mariachi Aztlán also premiered the mariachi opera El Pasado Nunca Se Termina with the Chicago Lyric Opera in 2015. Other national performances include guest artists at the Tuscan International Mariachi Conference, the San Diego International Mariachi Festival, and at the Chicago Mariachi Festivals. The mariachi has served as guest clinicians at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza and the Mariachi Spectacular. Most recent concerts include performances since 2019 with “La Reina Del Mariachi”, Aida Cuevas, who has invited this Mariachi for her US Tour 2022 including more than 30 shows in North America.