CulturalFest Countdown: Meet Mariachi Quinto Sol

We are just two days from the CulturalFest Performance Showcase on Saturday, February 2, and we are finishing up our introduction to the talented performers who will be featured at the event. Meet Mariachi Quinto Sol, which will be sharing a variety of mariachi music styles.

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Mariachi music has evolved through the years by incorporating a variety of styles found in many regions across México. Although the style has changed over time, the music continues to have a distinctive sound and feel. The styles found in mariachi music can vary from upbeat and dance melodies typically found in sones and huapangos to heartfelt rancheras and boleros.

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Mariachi Quinto Sol is a nonprofit, student organization based at the University of Washington. The group was founded in 2002 by Mario Peréz where it started off with the name "El Mariachi Club," and eventually adopted the name, Mariachi Quinto Sol de UW. Our goal has always been to preserve and share Mexican culture through mariachi music with the people around us.

This year, at FIUTS CulturalFest we will be performing three songs that each incorporate a different style of mariachi music. These songs are Amor de Los Dos a ranchera, Jesusita en Chihuahua a polka and, to close our performance, El Sinaloense a son. We are very eager to be performing these songs in hope to resonate traditional mariachi music with the audience.

Learn more about Mariachi Quinto Sol on their website and Facebook, and come see their performance on February 2!


General admission tickets are on sale now for $15 online or in the FIUTS office (HUB 206). Kids 10 and under are free (a child ticket is required). Discounted student tickets are available for $10 in advance ($15 at the door).