Educational Programs

This year’s Tulipanes Festival will bring the rich tradition of Mariachi music to the students of Holland High School with the performance of Mariachi Flor de Toloache at the Holland High School Performing Arts Center.

“Tulipanes is pleased to share the beauty of Latino culture with the students at Holland High by sharing the gift of this amazing group of women.” – Lena Del Real, Tulipanes Board Member

Blue Medley – Flor De Toloache from Andy Averbuch on Vimeo.

Latin Grammy Nominee, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, is the first and only established female mariachi band founded in New York in 2008. Members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries old traditions of Mariachi, their mélange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.

Since it is impossible to bring the group to all our local schools, Tulipanes has made tickets for students available for a discount for the September 15th, 7PM performance of Mariachi Flor de Toloache at the Jack Miller Center for Musical Arts. See more about tickets here!

Sponsored by The Brooks Family and Hope College.