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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
(908) 737-NEWS

Masters of Mexican Music at Kean University

UNION, N.J. – Explore the musical traditions and rich diversity of an important growing segment of the U.S. population with the Masters of Mexican Music, a program featuring performers from four distinct regional traditions, on Saturday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Wilkins Theatre, Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

The group Marimba Chiapas will present the marimba of southern Mexico; the mariachi of Jolisco will be performed by Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano; Veracruz Trio Jarocho led by Jose Gutierrez will present the Veracruz harp ensemble; and the accordion-based conjusto of the Texas-Mexican border area will be performed by Los Fantasmas del Valle. Traditional Mexican dance will also be featured with the mariachi and veracruz ensembles.

Tickets are $25 for the public; $19 for seniors and alumni; and $15 for students and children. Black-and-white and color photographs are available upon request. For further information, to order tickets, or request a brochure, call the Wilkins Theatre Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).