October 4th through October 7th, 2017
You probably know that the annual Rosarito Beach International Mariachi & Folklórico Festival is a fun family event full of music, dancing, and Mexican culture. You also probably know that all the net proceeds benefit the Club de Niños de Niñas de Rosarito (The Boys and Girls Club of Rosarito), a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to help the at-risk children of our community become all that they can be. But did you know that this year, before the festivities ever begin, we host three days of intense workshops to teach mariachis, singers, & folklorico dancers to reach their full potential? This is our proven way of keeping the culture alive.
This past year (2016), we were fortunate to enroll nearly 300 students in our workshops. It is our goal this year to have a minimum of 500 (musicians, vocalists, and dancers) attend. The classes are for all ages and skill levels, beginning at 10 years & up. They will be taught, once again, by these top-flight Musical and Artistic Directors and their hand-picked instructors, the best that the United States and Mexico have to offer: Members of the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas, including founder/leader Cindy Shea, Melinda Salcedo, Daniella Gutierrez, and Angel Garcia; Salvador Gallegos, Musical Director of Mariachi Sonido de Mexico; also Mark Fogelquist, Musical Director of Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista; Jaime Valenzuela, Musical Director of Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson; Kitty Lopez from Phoenix, AZ; Adrian Lopez from El Paso, Texas; and Michelle Cormier from Vancouver, Canada as well as Jose Luis Baca, Artistic Director of Ballet Folklorico; Fernando Lopez, Artistic Director of Tijuana's Ballet Folklorico Yoneme; Jimena Baca; et al. Additional staff of the highest quality will be added to handle the increased numbers of attendees that we expect to join our classes. In addition, members of the world famous Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan: Daniel Rosales, Steven Sandoval and Angel Martinez will also be teaching at our Talleres.
These workshops…and the Students Showcase that concludes the three days of intensive study…teach more than musical skills. They also teach history and heritage while each young person gains self-confidence, pride, inspiration, commitment, and a sense of self-discipline. That’s what the workshops are all about!
To keep the experience affordable, we rely on generous donations from the community. For this reason we invite you to be a Padrino de los Talleres (a Patron of the Workshops) and ensure that the mariachi and folklórico traditions continue to thrive. Your generosity will be a gift that keeps on giving to help the children of your community achieve their full potential.
Yes, I want to be a Padrino de los Talleres
_____ $100 _____ $200 _____ $500 _____ $1000 Enclosed is: __________ (Note: 100% of your donation is tax deductible)
We accept cash, money orders, credit cards, & checks made out: Club de Niños y Niñas Seccion Rosarito, A.C.
INFO: Gil Sperry (619) 887-9288. You will receive a receipt for all contributions as well as the name of the youngster(s) that you will be sponsoring.
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ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.