Events: Arizona - Phoenix - Scottsdale
- Carmela Ramirez with Mariachi Pasion
- 02.17.2018 07.30PM - 09.30PM
- Tempe Center for the Arts - Tempe
- Music Events
Salsa-riachi! comes to Tempe Center for the Arts when Carmela Ramirez and her Latin jazz salsa band Más join forces with Mariachi Pasión, a Valley-based all-female mariachi group, to create an evening of Latin musical fusion. These award-winning performers, presented by Lakeshore Music, a charitable nonprofit, have delighted audiences at local venues and internationally with their rich culture, heritage and customs. Carmela Ramirez, a Latin jazz, classic jazz and R&B vocalist, and Más have been awarded Best of Phoenix Latin Band, Best R&B Band, Best Fusion and Best Vocalist. Más performs sizzling Afro-Cuban rhythms, from salsa, merengue and cha-cha to traditional and fusion stylings of Latin jazz. Mariachi Pasion, formed in 2002, started in a music class at Arizona State University when eight girls thought it would be fun to play for a close relative. The group has grown to 15 members, the majority having worked their way through their education playing the mariachi music. All seats $36. www.lakeshoremusic.org. 480-345-2392. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281.