Flor de Toloache News
Two Latin Grammy winners: Flor de Toloache and Nella play Mexican mariachi and Venezuelan pop at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in Midtown, Manhattan on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:30pm. From $64. carnegiehall.org 🇲🇽🇻🇪
Flor de Toloache is New York’s All-Female Mariachi
Flor de Toloache is New York’s first all-female mariachi. The Latin Grammy-winning band was founded by Mireya I. Ramos and Shae Fiol in 2008. The band got its start playing in the New York subways.
Founder and violin-player Mireya Ramos carries on the mariachi traditions she learned from her father. Mireya is Dominican Mexican and grew up in Puerto Rico. 🇵🇷🇩🇴🇲🇽
Co-director Shae Fiol plays vihuela (a 19th-century Mexican guitar) and brings more Latin pop sensibilities to the band’s sound. 🇨🇺
It’s Mexican mariachi with Caribbean influences. “Las Caras Lindas” is a signature of iconic Puerto Rican singer Ismael Rivera. But they play it in full mariachi style.
This is not your father’s mariachi. Latin culture is still very machista (male chauvinist). They broke the mold as female mariachi.
Flor plays both traditional mariachi and their own compositions. They strike a great balance between old and new, Mexico and the world.
In Mexico, the Toloache flower is used to make love potions. Maybe that’s why even people who don’t like mariachi, like Flor de Toloache.
“Indestructible” (2019) earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.”
“Las Caras Lindas” (2017) won the Latin Grammy for “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album.”
“Mariachi Flor de Toloache” (2014)
New York Venues
For more information, visit flordetoloache.com