Flor de Toloache
Latin Grammy winners Flor de Toloache were founded in 2008 by lead singers Mireya I. Ramos and Shae Fiol. Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi, the group started as a trio–harp, violin and vihuela. Today, Flor De Toloache’s members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences–not unlike the legendary toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries-old traditions of mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings mariachi music to new audiences.
“Meet your fav cool lil’ secret@mariachinyc #FlorDeToloache–not ‘your fav mariachi band’ or ‘your new fav girl group’ nah…. so beyond that man” -QuestLove, The Roots
Carlos Medina, composes and sings original music based on his life experiences. His most recent Mariachi, album “El Cantador” features several original songs including “No Le Digan”, which is the basis of an award winning music video produced by Meow Wolf.
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 11th at 10 AM.
$19, $29, $39; youths 12 and under, $10