Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:30pm
Flor De Toloache
Having performed at Coachella and a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, this Latin GRAMMY-winning, New York-based ensemble is one of the finest all-female mariachi groups on the planet. Flor de Toloache stuns at the crossroads of fusion and mariachi girl magic. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries old traditions of Mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.
The group began as a trio named for the delirium-inducing Mexican flower used as a love potion for generations. As they have grown in notoriety, the band has expanded to as many as ten members depending on the setting, forming a truly global ensemble with musicians hailing from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Their highly anticipated new album "Indestructible", produced by 11-time Grammy-winner Rafa Sardina (Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Rodrigo y Gabriela, among others), premiered via NPR First Listen, where NPR's Marisa Arbona-Ruiz said: "Flor de Toloache's new bilingual album Indestructible pushes the boundaries of mariachi music and its instruments through reimagined pop covers, originals and original collaborations.”
INDESTRUCTIBLE follows Flor de Toloache's critically acclaimed and Latin Grammy Award winning sophomore release, 2017's Las Caras Lindas and features a number of notable collaborations, including the all-female flamenco quartet Las Migas, critically acclaimed multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend, Latin Grammy/Juno winner singer-songwriter Alex Cuba, R&B star Miguel, and accordion virtuoso Josh Baca from Los Texmaniacs.
Announced as one of the official selection of WOMEX 2019, the world's biggest showcase for world music, Flor de Toloache performed over 100 shows in 2019, touring Japan for the first time!
The New York ensemble and beloved press-darlings were also invited in 2019 to perform as special guests for the Grammy Museum's inaugural Latin Music Gallery Exhibition ribbon-cutting ceremony, also paying a special homage to Linda Ronstadt with a magical mariachi presentation at the 42nd Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS