Mariachi Mujer 2000 de Marisa Orduno
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Your All-Star Female Mariachi Show Group
Mariachi Mujer 2000, now in its second decade of existence, continues to amaze audiences throughout the world. The group has kept the tradition of mariachi music alive and is proud to be led by owner, Marisa Orduño. Since its inception in 1999 the goal of Mariachi Mujer 2000 has been to demonstrate that women can compose, arrange and perform some of the most challenging pieces in mariachi music. It is these goals in addition to the common passion for music of the members of Mujer 2000 that started them on their musical journey that has led to many accolades, fame and recognition.
One of the group’s most memorable accomplishments was their participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies. The group of women was one of only five musical ensembles that were chosen from around the world to represent their respective countries in this unparalleled opening event, which was witnessed live by over 100,000 spectators and billions more worldwide via satellite broadcasts and social media.
In September of 2013 Mariachi Mujer 2000’s owner, Marisa Orduño, and Musical Director Laura Sobrino were featured in the Viva el Mariachi Femenil! Exhibit. This one-of-a-kind exhibit made its debut at the Women’s Museum of California in San Diego. Both these women are credited with advancing the status of women in mariachi music as well as being pioneers in the history of mariachi. Laura Sobrino is one of the most influential collaborating forces behind the group’s success.
The group is comprised of specially selected women musicians from all over the United States. Each member is a highly skilled and extraordinarily versatile vocalist and instrumentalist. They are not only musically talented, but highly educated as well, with many holding college degrees and credentials in education. Mariachi Mujer 2000 strongly believes in education and is a strong advocate for education in the arts. Members teach at workshops, mariachi festivals, elementary – high school classrooms, as well as universities throughout the country serving as role models for the younger generation in order to keep this music alive and flourishing.
A major professional achievement was reached in 2004 when the group performed in Guadalajara’s prestigious Teatro Degollado. They received a standing ovation from the packed house and personal congratulations from the legendary Maestro Ruben Fuentes, arranger and owner of the world renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan. Since then, the group has proudly shared the stage with some of the world’s most influential musical artists including Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, Pepe Aguilar, Pedro Fernandez, Pablo Montero, Trio Los Panchos and (group Godmother) Aida Cuevas.
In addition to sharing the stage with the many icons of mariachi, Mujer 2000 has broken down barriers by bringing mariachi to other musical genre events. In 2001, they were part of the grand finale at the 8th Annual Latin Jazz Festival where they closed the show with the Tito Puente Latin Jazz Golden All Star band conducted by Eddie Palmieri. In 2006, they performed with rap artist Lil Rob for two Power House Jam concerts that included some of the best contemporary artists in Rap and R&B music.
In 2007, the group was honored to play for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama at a fundraising event at the home of Oprah Winfrey. Mariachi Mujer 2000 has been featured in magazines, newspapers and books including Mariachi Music in America (2006) by Daniel Sheehy, El Mariachi, Simbolo Musical de Mexico (2007) by Jesus Jauregui, and Mariachi (2009) by Patricia Greathouse. The group has also been referenced on
television, the internet, and in documentary soundtracks, including a segment for the Smithsonian Channel.
This group of women is proud of their accomplishments over the last decade and looks forward to continue setting new standards, reach new goals, and keep the tradition of mariachi music alive.