Fiesta del Norte
Connecticut’s first mariachi band, Fiesta del Norte is a Mexican Mariachi band performing the traditional folk and popular music of Mexico.
Dressed in traditional sombreros and “charro” outfits, our repertoire spans from the Mariachis of Jalisco to the Nortenas of Chihuahua, to the harp music of Vera Cruz, down to the Marimba music of Chiapas. All this played on authentic instruments such as guitar, vihuela, guitarron, violin, trumpet and with beautiful singing throughout. Song translations, storytelling and cultural insights are interwoven between musical numbers.
Fiesta del Norte is a Mexican Mariachi band performing the traditional folk and popular music of Mexico.
A member of the CT Commission of Culture and Tourism since 1986, this Hartford based group has serenaded New England audiences at major festivals, First Nights, colleges, schools (K – 8), libraries, town greens, senior centers and many other venues.
A hallmark of a Fiesta del Norte concert is the wonderful audience participation with singing, dancing, hand-clapping, maraca-shaking, and the joyful calls or ‘gritos’ heard on every song.
Our concerts are often bilingual and designed for all cultures and age groups. So put on your sombreros and celebrate Mexico with Fiesta del Norte!
Educational presentations by Fiesta del Norte have been tailored to fit any age group ranging from K through 12. Programs include short musical examples from our repertoire, an introduction to the various instruments we play
“On behalf of the Mexican Committee for Yankee Homecoming we want to thank you and your band members for a wonderful, memorable performance which made our event!”
— Peg Fredrickson, Committee Chairperson, Newburyport, MA
“Fiesta del Norte is a vibrant, energetic music ensemble that makes valuable contributions to the promotion of Mexican and Latin American cultures.“
— Juan Daniel Brito, Social Worker, Mary Hooker Elementary School, Hartford, CT
“The Music, costumes, and cultural information were terrific. Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate the culture of Mexico in such a fun and exciting way.”
— Sue Jensen, Willes-Turner Memorial Library, Glastonbury, CT
“Never has learning been so palatable!“
— Auden diCorcia-D’Amato, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT