Mariachi Sangre Mexicana, a Latin Grammy nominee mariachi group, brought a hint of Mexican culture Wednesday to Texas A&M-San Antonio, serenading students, faculty and staff in the courtyard of Main Campus Building.
“I’m super excited, I got out of class early just to see them,” education junior Celia Correa said after she accompanied Mariachi Sangre Mexicana by singing, “Amor de Los Dos.”
Mariachi Sangre Mexicana was part of the A&M-San Antonio Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, where this university will feature Latin music from around the world through October 15.
The mariachi group performed songs such as “La Bamba,” “Amor Eterno,” “Sabor a Mi,” and “La Media Vuelta.”
Students were pleased to see a mariachi group perform as they were heading to class such as sociology senior Marques Rubi who said, “It’s nice to see our university represent our culture. It makes it more personal.”
Criminology senior Nicolette Muniz requested for the mariachis to play “La Magadena” as they took special requests from the crowd.
“San Antonio is full of different cultures and this represents a long way [my] culture has come. It says a lot of the university, and where it stands culture-wise,” Muiz said.
Mariachi Sangre Mexicana was grateful to perform for the A&M-San Antonio community.
“Nos gusta tocar y motivar a los talentos jovenes. Siempre es un privilegio tocar musica Mexicana para la gente“(We like to play and motivate young talent. It’s always a privilege to play Mexican music for the people), said Manuel Vargas, violin player for Mariachi Sangre Mexicana.
Students, faculty and staff stayed the full hour to watch Maricahi Sangre Mexicana perform, bringing a little taste of Mexican culture into the doors of A&M-San Antonio.
The next Hispanic Heritage Month event features “Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz” from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 12 in the courtyard of Main Campus.