La Ultima Parada 2016 – Los Mestizos de San Jose
LUP 2016 takes great pleasure in welcoming Los Mestizos de San Jose to the “La Viejada” Main Stage!
In the summer of 1973, several adult folklorico dancers realized that they shared a common philosophy: the need to assure that children were taught the traditional dances of Mexico. Their mantra: “Only by teaching our youth, the beauty and history of the traditional dances can we assure that the art form will continue and prosper in future generations”. So these families, together created “LOS MESTIZOS de SAN JOSE”. The founding members were from the families Castro, Gutierrez, Rocha, Rodriquez, and Carrasco. Since then, Los Mestizos de San Jose have been responsible for teaching thousands of children, many of which have continued throughout their adult lives as dancers, directors and teachers.
For more than 25 years Los Mestizos de San Jose was under the directorship of Maestra Theresa Rodriguez, RIP. She is credited as the person responsible for Los Mestizos de San Jose having thrived for over 43 years. In 2004 Maestra Theresa Rodriguez passed on the director position to Hector Gonzalez and he remains director to this date.
Los Mestizos Juvenil will be presenting “Jalisco” and will be accompanied by Mariachi Herencia Mexicana, “Chiapas” by the youth beginners and lastly “Tamaulipas Norte” by the advance group.
Future performance dates:
La Ultimate Parada Oct 30 at 2pm
Dia de Los Muertos Oak Hill Memorial Nov.5
Los Mestizos de San Jose annual show @ Evergreen Valley College on Dec 10
Virgen de Guadalupe @ Bellarmine College Prep on Dec 11
Virgen de Guadalupe mananitas @ Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Dec. 12
Contact Los Mestizos: email@example.com
Director/Instructor; Hector Gonzalez (408) 204-8642 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mariachi Herencia Mexicana is a group of young, talented, and self-motivated musicians, ages 9 to 16, embracing their culture through their love for mariachi music. About a year ago, what started as extra music practice began to flourish into a bright, young, vibrant group. Their main focus has been to give back to their community, and to give it their best at each of their events. Mariachi Herencia Mexicana is available for your event needs. Contact: Prisilla Mojica, 408-314-1905
La Ultima Parada is funded by grants from the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, The Castellano Family Foundation and our community–YOU!! Avoid the long lines and buy your ticket TODAY!