• Jun 14, 2014
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Samantha and Melissa
Rosas Del Tepeyac




Rhythmo Mariachikids taking day off

  • Jun 13, 2014
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Rhythmo mariachi kids perform every Sunday 2-4pm at the Anaheim indoor market place, except every third Sunday if the month. That means this Sunday Father’s Day the kids will not be there. They will, however, be back the following Sunday.

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Sean Oliu Live On La Voz Kids

  • Jul 03, 2013
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Rhythmo Mariachi Academy’s very own Sean Oliu gets standing ovation after his live perfomrance of “Si no te hubieras hido” on Telemundos La Voz Kids.  Great job, Sean! You make us proud.

Rhythmo T-Shirt

  • Nov 13, 2012
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Help Support Rhythmo Mariachi Academy by wearing our Logo at performances.

Gabriel Zavala will discuss the artistry of mariachi music A...

  • Nov 10, 2012
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Mariachi musician Gabriel B. Zavala will discuss his work at a meeting of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research.
Zavala, 68, was born in Guanajuato state, Mexico. He moved to Anaheim in 1965, and founded Mariachi Hermanos Zavala, performing alongside acts such as Amalia Mendoza, Gerardo Reyes and others.
In 1996 he founded RHYTHMO Inc., a non-profit mariachi music program for children.
Zavala’s presentation begins at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the Orange Family History Center, 674 S. Yorba St., Orange.
People who attend can learn traditional Spanish language songs or receive individual genealogy research assistance beginning at 9 a.m.
For information, contact Mimi Lozano at or call 714-894-8161. See
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mariachi vargas extravaganza scholarships offered

  • Nov 10, 2012
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San Antonio’s 18th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza will present scholarships to winners of the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza group and vocal competitions. The competitions are the largest, longest running and most competitive mariachi group and vocal competitions in the nation and are held during the 7 day Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Nov. 25 – Dec. 1. Mariachi group and vocal competition winners are selected by none other than members of the world’s preeminent Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan.
The Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza group competition will be held Friday, November 30 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Lila Cockrell Theater at 200 E. Market, San Antonio, Texas. Nearly 1,000 mariachi musicians will participate. Vocal competitions begin Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 a.m. Wristbands are required to attend and may be purchased in advance at the Mariachi Connection or at the Lila Cockrell Theater one hour prior to each competition.
Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza competition winners will be invited to open for Mariachi Vargas Saturday, December 1 at the Lila Cockrell Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Tickets are going fast. Purchase today!

In addition to scholarships for winners, the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza presents a scholarship each year in the name of Geraldine “BooBoo” Orta Charles who spent her life as director of the Mariachi Choir at San Jose Mission. The scholarship is awarded to a student who utilizes their talent by volunteering to play at a mariachi mass. If you know someone who plays mariachi music in a church, please take a moment to email me at and nominate them for the Geraldine “BooBoo” Orta Charles scholarship today. Call 210-225-3353 if you have questions.
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