Hollywood, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–May 4, 2007–The world’s most popular annual celebration of traditional Mexican music, the MARIACHI USA Festival, is making it possible to serenade someone for Mother’s Day with a real mariachi group. Now anyone with access to the Internet can send an electronic serenade with the new E-Serenata(R) created by MARIACHI USA. What’s more, the E-Serenata offers a sneak peek of this year’s MARIACHI USA Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on June 23, 2007.
The ‘serenata’ is an age-old custom in Spanish-speaking countries that still thrives today throughout Spain, Mexico and Latin America. The “serenata” is usually performed by one or more musicians in the late evening or early morning hours at the home of a woman being honored on a special occasion. It is customary for a “serenata” to be sent by a loving spouse, family members or even significant others.
“The ‘serenata’ is a beautiful, romantic tradition in the Hispanic community,” said Rodri J. Rodríguez, producer and creator of the MARIACHI USA Festival. “Now thanks to technology, anyone in the world with access to the Internet can express their affection with music to those they love anytime, anywhere.”
Simply visit http://www.mariachiusa.com to send the new E-Serenata virtual postcard or request a CD version to be mailed to someone without a computer. Visitors to the web site can also order tickets to the live concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
About MARIACHI USA Festival(R):
MARIACHI USA Festival is an annual event held at the world famous Hollywood Bowl that features established, award-winning artists as well as rising stars in the genre of Mexican music known as mariachi. Over the years, Grammy Award-winning singers such as Linda Ronstadt, Jose Feliciano and Vikki Carr have performed for thrilled, sell-out audiences at the MARIACHI USA Festival. This year, the Festival celebrates its 18th continuous year. In 2001, a two-hour national prime-time special about the Festival aired on PBS and later on Pay-per-View, becoming the first show about this flourishing musical genre produced for mainstream television.
Ticket prices range from $1.00 – $150.00 and are available by calling 1-800-MARIACHI (627-4224), visiting http://www.mariachiusa.com or through Ticketmaster outlets. In addition, tickets can be purchased at The Hollywood Bowl box office, 2301 N. Highland Avenue, (323) 850-2000.