Entertainment & Musicians
If you are a musician and are interested in performing at Monrovia's annual Cinco de Mayo festival, please contact Joey Delgado at (626) 358-8530.
Entertainers for 2012 Event
Hector Dominguez Mariachi
Recording artist, and nephew to Vincente Fernandez, Hector Dominguez has loved music since his grandfather introduced him to the Mexican culture as a very small boy. In his latest album, "Cuando Mexico Canta," he returns to his heart’s true passion and love for the music of Mexico, Mariachi. He and his band will close Monrovia’s Cinco de Mayo festival with this wonderful traditional Mexican ranchera music.
Ballet Folklorico Nueva Antequera of Oaxaca
The Oaxacan Ballet Folklorico Nueva Antequera joins us again this year. They bring bright colors and rhythms to the stage, with their traditional dances of the Oaxaca region.
Driven by fierce independence, unified by family, and fortified by the brotherhood of music, the Delgado Brothers deliver the musical goods; topical anthem-worthy songs complemented by call-to-action lyrics, and East L.A. Soul. Delgadobrothers.com
Juan Carlos Quintero
Latin jazz guitarist, Juan Carlos Quintero mixes melodic and rhythmic twists with traditional cumbia, bolero, samba, cha cha cha, rumba and merengue inspirations. "Latin music crosses so many boundaries and its ability to seduce at the same time as it celebrates life and my culture background has always amazed me." juancarlosquintero.com
La Santa Cecilia
La Santa Cecilia consists of guitarist Gloria Estrada, accordionist and requintero Jose Carlos, bassist Alex Bendana, percussionist Miguel Ramirez, and lead vocalist Marisoul, whose captivating voice sings about love, loss and heartbreak. Their influences range from Miles Davis to The Beatles, Zeppelin to Janis Joplin and Mercedes Sosa to Ramon Ayala. lasantacecilia.com
Los Dominantes del Norte
This 6-member band brings us the regional style of music from central Mexico, Jalisco, Michoacan and Nayarit. Their CDs include "Esta Vez"," Por Quien Me Dejas"," Fue Mi Derrota"," Exitos," and others.
Five musicians from Jerez, Zacatecas and San Diego, California bring us the Norteño style of Mexican music.