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5
Mariachi Los Camperos
By Tacoma Arts Live

Two-Time Grammy award winner, Mariachi Los Camperos was founded in 1961 by Natividad "Nati" Cano. The Mariachi "giant" and visionary leader played a fundamental role in the development of mariachi music in the United States by training and mentoring new generations of musicians. He was the first to take the mariachi performances out of customary locations such as cantinas and into concert halls where celebrities performed.

Nati Cano passed away in 2014 and left Mariachi Los Camperos, passing the leadership baton to Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, who has served as the musical director since 1992 after serving as Cano’s right-hand man for nearly three decades. Under Guzman’s direction, Los Camperos released a 2015 Grammy-nominated musical tribute to Nati Cano called: Tradición, Arte, y Pasión, giving Mariachi Los Camperos their 4th Grammy nominations.  In 2018, Mariachi Los Camperos became the featured Mariachi act in the First Mariachi Opera “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna”, making their first presentation in New York City.