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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-2101
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Gordon B.
Captive parking. $12.00. Considering most L.A. parking fees are pretty reasonable, even the Chandler Pavilion UCLA has a lot of nerve charging for that charge for parking off-hours in what is largely an empty lot.
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Gordon B.
I wore Jeans and a Jacket. It was one of those audiences where it would be difficult to underdress..
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attended Oct 02 2010

great mariachi, perla batalla and angeles ochoa were details to los camperos. great venue for this type of event. the acoustics in this hall were exceptional. the crowd relaxed yet somewhat formal. really enjoyed myself.

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Website

http://www.myspace.com/mariachiloscamperosdenaticano

Quotes & Highlights

“One of the most creative—yet still traditionalist—figures in modern mariachi.” —Los Angeles Times

Description

There is no music more widely evocative of Mexican identity than that of the ensemble known as mariachi. Identified in the 19th century as the regional style of the state of Jalisco, mariachi gained widespread attention when it was featured by the movie industry in the 1930s and ‘40s, and is now viewed by many as the national music of Mexico. Multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Natividad Cano was born in 1933 into a family of jornaleros (day laborers) who lived near Guadalajara. Looking back, Cano says: “Because we were all jornaleros, music was a necessity. It was a means to gain more money than simply working the soil.” In 1960 Cano moved to Los Angeles, where he joined Mariachi Aguila, which he later renamed “Los Camperos” (The Countrymen). After spending several years touring throughout the United States, Nati and six original members of Los Camperos opened La Fonda restaurant in Los Angeles in 1967, where they have performed five nights a week ever since. La Fonda soon gained a reputation as an important center of Mexican culture in L.A. On a national level, Cano’s work with Linda Rondstadt has brought the group well-deserved recognition in the wider world of popular music, leading to an international touring schedule. A masterful showman and a dedicated teacher, Nati Cano was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990 for his contributions to the traditional art of mariachi.