SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2023 · 3 PM
WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARISOL “LA MARISOUL” HERNÁNDEZ
THE BAKER-BAUM CONCERT HALL
A new generation takes mariachi to new heights when Latin GRAMMY nominee Mariachi Herencia de México presents Herederos (The Heirs). Simultaneously honoring the past, celebrating the present, and creating the future of mariachi music, Mariachi Herencia de México brings an unforgettable night of Mexican music and culture to The Conrad. Their bilingual repertoire blends genres like bolero, cumbia, tango, and swing with lyrics that speak of the Latino and immigrant identity. The group emerged in 2016 from a program in the Chicago Public Schools and has gone on to record five albums, with hits topping the Latin streaming charts.
The historic tradition of mariachi music has its roots of origin in cities such as Guadalajara and Mexico City. As the ever-evolving genre’s influence spread, it reached Chicago and birthed the Mariachi Herencia de México. The energetic, virtuosic Latin GRAMMY-nominated group has issued chart-topping albums and performed across the North American continent. Nuestra Herencia, their 2017 debut album, topped the Latin streaming charts. 2018’s Herencia de la Tierra Mía was produced by celebrated industry veteran Javier Limón and charted atop all major streaming services. 2019’s Esencia topped industry charts, while a second volume issued in 2020 performed similarly. In 2022, Herederos appeared as the group were performing a wildly successful North American tour and has been nominated for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album at the Latin GRAMMYs!
Marisol “La Marisoul” Hernandez is a Los Angeles-born singer and founding member of La Santa Cecilia, a GRAMMY-winning and multi–GRAMMY-nominated quartet comprised of Mexican American musicians. Their authentic bilingual repertoire blends music genres like the bolero, cumbia, tango, swing, among other genres with lyrics that speak of the Latinx and immigrant identity. In 2020, La Marisoul released her first solo album, La Marisoul and The Love Notes Orchestra Vol. 1, with re-imagined versions of bolero classics such as “Un Telegrama” and “Bonita,” accompanied by a live 24-piece orchestra. With her powerful and captivating vocals that sing about love, loss, and disappointment, La Marisoul has become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the United States.