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Children’s Mariachi Band, “Tradicion Mexicana,” to Perform at Bellevue University as Part of Hispanic Heritage Month

The Children’s Mariachi Band, “Tradicion Mexicana,” will perform at Bellevue University on Thursday, Sept. 20, as part of the University’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The free performance is open to the public and will begin at 11 a.m. in the Hitchcock Humanities Auditorium located at 1040 Bruin Blvd., Bellevue, Nebraska.

The band, which includes youth who range in age from 10 to 15 years old, is from Durango, Mexico. The band’s appearance at Bellevue University is made possible through a partnership the University has with the Mexican Consulate in Omaha and with the Juarez University of Durango State in Mexico.

Mariachi is a form of musical expression that dates back to at least the 18th century in Mexico. Although the musical form developed differently from region to region, it is popular throughout Mexico and is considered representative of Mexican life and culture.

The band is also expected to perform at several other metro area locations during the week of Sept. 17 as organizations throughout the region celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – October 15, 2018.