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September 9, 1999
CONTACT: Deborah Pankey Stewart
(410) 516-7157

Music of Mexico at Hopkins

Los Mariachis de los Compadres will perform their Latin music at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles Street, in Baltimore.

One of the region's premier Mariachi bands, Los Mariachis de los Compadres has entertained audiences for more than15 years with festive music unique to Mexico but popular around the world. During this performance, titled "Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Mexico's Best Loved Music," band members will wear colorful costumes and play fast and spicy mariachi music on traditional mariachi instruments--bihuele, guitarron, trumpet, guitar, violin and harp.

Los Mariachis de los Compadres has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, the Mexican embassy, the University of Maryland and Georgetown University.

This performance is part of the Wednesday Noon Series presented by the Johns Hopkins University Office of Special Events. It is cosponsored with the Johns Hopkins University Office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Admission is free. For information, call the Office of Special Events at (4100 516- 7157.

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