Hermanos Herrera: Celebrating Mexican Musical Heritage
Mingei International Museum
Friday, March 8, 2024 | 7:30 PM – Doors open 7:15 PM
Join us on a journey through the heart and soul of Mexico as we present an enchanting concert spotlighting the rich tapestry of its traditional music. Let the evocative sounds of these time-honored genres transport you to the cultural landscapes and lively celebrations that have defined Mexican musical heritage for generations.
Hermanos Herrera is a family group consisting of five brothers and their younger sister. They play various styles of traditional Mexican music including Son Huasteco, Son Jarocho, and Música norteña. The group performs with an energetic style that is both passionate and exhilarating.
United by blood and love of their art, Hermanos Herrera see themselves as creating the future of regional Mexican music. Third-generation Mexican-Americans, they grew up in a family of musicians in Fillmore, California. Motivated by their family’s devotion to traditional music, the siblings made frequent trips to Mexico, immersing themselves in a quarter century of mentorship with preeminent performers of Son Huasteco and Son Jarocho, two favorite forms of Mexico’s rich musical heritage. They bring youthful exuberance, authenticity, and a contemporary twist to their presentation of traditional musical styles, while striving at the same time to be true representatives of Mexico’s rich musical landscape. For being ambassadors of Son Huasteco, the group was awarded the “Sol Poniente” Lifetime Achievement Award in Veracruz, Mexico.
Hermanos Herrera have shared their music with a wide audience, performing throughout the U.S. and Mexico. They have performed at world-renowned venues, alongside the biggest names in the music industry, and on numerous national and international television programs. Artists with whom have shared the stage include Los Tigres del Norte, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Linda Ronstadt, Conjunto Primavera, Los Lobos, Intocable, Julieta Venegas, Ozomatli, Jose Feliciano, Montez de Durango, and Banda el Recodo.
In addition to their musical accomplishments, Hermanos Herrera have maintained an active presence in their home community of Fillmore, CA. Through their music, they have raised over $120,000 for local charities and have assisted in numerous fundraising and community service events, educating children and assisting those in need.
For more info visit www.hermanosherrera.com.
This is the third and final concert of the series Sound of the Border | Sonido de la Frontera. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter for more information about upcoming concerts.
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Financial support was provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.