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PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO
GCA FY19
PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the January 13, 4 pm performance by Paquita La Del Bario has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 20, also at 4 pm. If you already have tickets to the originally scheduled show, there is nothing for you to do. Your tickets will be honored at the January 20 performance. If you wish to exchange your tickets for a different show, or if you want a full refund, please call the Ticket Office at (209) 338-2100. The Gallo Center apologies for any inconvenience. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Paquita la del Barrio ("Franny from the neighborhood") returns! This Mexican singer of rancheras and other Mexican styles uses her songs to take a stance against Mexico's sexist male culture, which not surprisingly has made her popular among female audiences (although men love her, too). Paquita’s signature phrase, with which she often teases male spectators in her shows, is "¿Me estás oyendo, inútil?" ("Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?"). Many of her albums and songs are jukebox staples in Mexican clubs and cantinas. One of her best known songs is Rata de dos patas ("Two-legged rat"), in which she uses a rat as a metaphor for a man. Many admirers, particularly outside Mexico, also appreciate Paquita for her camp value.

Sun 1/20/19 4:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MARIACHI REYNA/VILLALOBOS BROS
GCA FY19
MARIACHI REYNA/VILLALOBOS BROS
What a double bill this is! The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto and Luis) use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music with a masterful blend of jazz, rock, classical and Mexican folk elements. Their six-piece band will open for the first all-female mariachi group in the United States, the thrilling Mariachi Las Reyna de Los Angeles! Created by the Mariachi Maestro himself, Jose Hernandez, Mariachi Las Reyna is making history as a full complement of musical performers in a genre where the songs are often by, and about, men.
Sun 1/27/19 4:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MEXICO
GCA FY19
MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MEXICO
Mariachi Herencia de México is an ensemble of students age 11 to 18 from Chicago’s immigrant barrios. The program, part of the regular school curriculum, was created for students who showed the most mariachi talent and promise, and enrollment for the group was opened citywide. Their debut CD, Nuestra Herencia, was ranked #2 in its first week on iTunes’ Latin chart, and went on to score a 2017 Grammy nomination for “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album” Category. The album includes vocal contributions from Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Los Camperos, Sol de México, and Reyna de Los Ángeles!
Tue 3/19/19 7:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


VOZ DE MANDO
GCA FY19
VOZ DE MANDO

Voz De Mando is one of the most prominent groups in the Mexican Regional genre, with two Latin Grammy nominations, more than 7 million followers on social media and 500 million+ views on YouTube. Among their greatest hits are Comandante Antrax, Commandoes del M. P., Y Ahora Resulta, and Raising Polvadera, which won an iHeartRadio Music Award in the category of "Regional Mexican Song of the Year." The group, which constantly tours Mexico and the United States with many sold out shows, recently released their new album titled El Que A Ti Te Gusta , featuring compositions by renowned writers such as Luciano Luna, Joss Favela, Omar Tarazón, Eden Muñoz and Brian Sandoval, among others.

Sat 3/30/19 8:00PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater