FESTIBA Mariachi Festival

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Transforming Our World through Arts and Literacy

A work of art has the power to move, whether it is a song, a play, a poem, a novel, or a painting. When we are touched, we are moved; we are transported to a new place as we become aware of a feeling that may not be unfamiliar to us but which we did not actively focus on before. This transformative experience is what art is constantly seeking. The emotions and experiences created by the creative and cultural arts is potentially a great source of inspiration for bringing people together and transforming communities.  The imagery of FESTIBA 2022-2023 includes the Monarch Butterfly, considered to be the most beautiful of all butterflies in the world.  It has been said that they represent strength, endurance, spirituality, trust, sustaining what they believe, transformation and evolution.

FESTIBA was established in 2006 to promote the importance of literacy, culture and the arts to students, parents, educators, and community members throughout the Rio Grande Valley. We are Introducing a new element this year!

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FALL FESTIBA!  Featuring Aída Cuevas, Mexican singer. 
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Aída Cuevas, dubbed as “The Queen of Mariachi,” is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms. Aída Cuevas, with a 45-year career and 41 album releases to her credit, represents one of the most important careers in traditional Mexican music with Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, and eleven nominations, becoming the first female singer in the mariachi genre to ever win these awards. FALL FESTIBA  presents her concert: 45th Anniversary – Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo, an unforgettable and emotional concert celebrating a long-lasting career as Mexico’s most important female voice. She is joined by renowned UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán. Concerts will take place on November 9th in Brownsville, TSC PAC (7:30 pm), and in Edinburg, UTRGV PAC (7:30pm).  

Aida Cuevas "Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo" USA Tour (Brownsville)
TSC Performing Arts Center
90 Taylor Avenue, Brownsville, TX 78520
7:30 PM (CT)
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Aida Cuevas "Yo Creo Que Es Tiempo" USA Tour (Edinburg)
UTRGV Performing Arts Complex
1201 West Univeristy Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539
7:30 PM (CT)
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Don’t miss these great opportunities to celebrate the very best of the mariachi music tradition. We know you will enjoy FESTIBA!  We thank you for joining us for this unique cultural opportunity for South Texas!

 
Warmest regards,
Dahlia & Francisco

Dr. Dahlia Guerra
Assistant Vice-President of Public Art
Email: dahlia.guerra@utrgv.edu
Phone: (956) 665-2811

Francisco Loera
Director, UTRGV Mariachi Program
Email: francisco.loera@utrgv.edu
Phone: (956) 533-7483

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FESTIBA 2023 will culminate with a mariachi conference with the fabulous Mariachi Sol De México de José Hernandez.  We will be hosting a workshop, competition, and Grand Concert on March 3rd and 4th, 2023.

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Mariachi Letter

FESTIBA 2023 will culminate with a mariachi conference with the fabulous Mariachi Sol De México de José Hernandez.  We will be hosting a workshop, competition, and Grand Concert on March 3rd and 4th, 2023.

Mariachi Letter coming soon!

Registration Forms

FESTIBA 2023 will culminate with a mariachi conference with the fabulous Mariachi Sol De México de José Hernandez.  We will be hosting a workshop, competition, and Grand Concert on March 3rd and 4th, 2023.

Registration forms coming soon!



Schedule coming soon!



FESTIBA 2023 will culminate with a mariachi conference with the fabulous Mariachi Sol De México de José Hernandez.  We will be hosting a workshop, competition, and Grand Concert on March 3rd and 4th, 2023.

More details too come!



Dr. Dahlia Guerra
Assistant Vice-President of Public Art
Email: dahlia.guerra@utrgv.edu
Phone: (956) 665-2811

Francisco Loera
Director, UTRGV Mariachi Program
Email: francisco.loera@utrgv.edu
Phone: (956) 533-7483