SOURCE: Mexican Heritage Corporation
New Musical Theatre “Adventure” Celebrates the Courage and Passion of the Women of the Mexican Revolution
SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – August 10, 2010) – The Mexican Heritage Corporation (MHC) announces the world premiere of “¡Adelita! The Women of the Mexican Revolution” — A musical adventure. The theatrical event will be held Sept. 25 at the San Jose State Event Center Arena and will feature a special tribute to civil rights activist and Latino cultural icon Dolores Huerta in celebration of her 80th birthday.
¡Adelita! a new theatrical piece conceived by Grammy winner Linda Ronstadt and created and directed by Dan Guerrero, tells the gripping story of the women who fought in the Mexican Revolution — a story of bravery, loyalty, courage, love and passion that weaves music, dance, and historic visual projections to create a magical fable. Guerrero, who was named one of the 25 most powerful Latinos in Hollywood by Hispanic Magazine, was selected by Ronstadt to create and direct the production. Ronstadt also serves as the Festival’s Artistic Director.
This new work features original choreography by Susan Cashion, narrative by Daniel Buckley, new media scenic design by Daniel Foster and performances by Mexico City chanteuse Eugenia Leon, and the world class Mariachi Cobre and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano.
For ticket information and a full schedule of all Festival events, please visit: www.sanjosemariachifestival.com.
Other Festival Highlights:
September 26th: Grammy Award winners Los Tigres del Norte, Intocable, and a yet to be announced blockbuster Latino Blues band will appear in a very special re-union event — “A Concert for the American Dream” at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, in the Festival’s second annual music tribute to Cesar Chavez.
September 26th: A FREE day of music, art, culture in San Jose’s downtown Plaza de Cesar Chavez featuring U.S. State Department cultural ambassadors http://ozomatli.com/about#lowercontent Ozomatli and direct from San Antonio Grammy winners Los Tex Maniacs.
“We expect thousands of people to converge on Silicon Valley to celebrate Latino culture and commemorate the centennial of Mexico’s Revolution,” said Dan Guerrero. “While the Revolution was a time of political and social unrest in our history due to the great economic disparity between the rich and the poor, it came to an end with the promulgation of a new constitution and a Mexico grounded in social justice and community. The 2010 Festival is a celebration of our heritage, as we proudly educate and inspire the public and our society on the contributions of Mexicans and Latinos in today’s civic culture.”
About the San Jose Mexican Heritage Festival — Now in its 19th year, the Festival offers a two week schedule of musical, cultural and educational events, drawing over 50,000 people annually. Throughout the years, the Festival has presented a variety of traditional, Latin alternative, pop and regional Mexican headline artists in concert, such as Linda Ronstadt, Aida Cuevas, Juan Gabriel, Marco Antonio Solis, Pepe Aguilar, Los Tigres Del Norte, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Mariachi Vargas, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Cobre, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, and Mariachi International de Guadalajara, as well as local artists and folklorico companies such as Mariachi Azteca, Los Cenzontles, Mariachi Monumental de Juan Reyes, and Los Lupeños de San Jose. The Festival is the cornerstone of Mexican Heritage programming and the largest of its type in the nation. For more information, please visit www.sanjosemariachifestival.com.
Victoria S. De Alba