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Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first and only established all female mariachi band founded in New York city in 2008 by Mireya I. Ramos. Originally a trio, the band has grown to 10 members with all the essential and traditional instruments, violins, trumpets, guitarron (bass), vihuela (5 string guitar) and guitar. In addition, each members' cultural background adds even more diversity to their already unique sound and appearance as an all women band spanning the globe from Puerto Rico, to Mexico, Singapore, Germany, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.
Their goal of representing Mexican music and adding their own edgy and versatile sound comes together incredibly naturally and seamlessly. Although as individuals their talent has allowed them to grace stages world-wide from stadiums to acclaimed theater venues, they perform together like a band of sisters, with grace and vibrant beauty casting a spell over their audiences like the legendary and magical Toloache flower that is still being used in Mexico as a love potion.
Mariachi Flor de Toloache has performed at legendary and top venues in New York City including: Blue Note, Rockwood Music Hall (monthly residency), Prospect Park Bandshell for LAMC 2013, Kennedy Center and many more.. They have been featured on Univision, NBC, The Today Show, and reviewed by the New York Times, El Diario, Daily News, appeared in L.A. Times, New York Magazine, NPR, MTV Iggy and have performed special events for the Mexican Consulate, Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, high profile private events, the annual St Cecilia mariachi festival, annual Guadalupe festivities in dozens of churches.
Mariachi Flor de Toloache has always caught the attention of different types of audiences and art events that lead to invitations such as: touring for 5 weeks in Spain summer 2011 featured in top theatre festivals throughout the country as part of the Cross Border Project; and being invited by the Department of State to India for a cross cultural program representing the U.S. by doing performances in five different cities and teaching workshops and performing for the U.S. ambassador in November of 2013. In March 2104, the group participated in the All-Women Mariachi Festival in the U.S with Viva el Mariachi Femenil, opening for Grammy winning Mariachi Divas. They continue to perform all over New York city intending to preserve the richness of Mexican culture and evolve the Mariachi tradition with respect, pride, passion and creativity.