Mariachi Las Adelitas
Now, Mariachi Las Adelitas play their music to rebel against male-domination within their genre. Delighting audiences with tight harmonies and the sounds of Mexico, Mariachi Las Adelitas perform mainly as a six-piece band but can expand to up to ten musicians.
This uniquely all-female Mariachi band use traditional Mexican instruments in their performances, showcasing talent on vihuela (a smaller, percussive Mexican guitar), violins, trumpets, guitarron (a large Mexican bass guitar) and guitar. Each member of the band is a talented, diverse and capable musician in her own right, with no less than three members performing as lead vocalists.
With musicians from Colombia, Cuba, England and Mexico, the band say they were ‘formed in 2013 out of the desire to shatter stereotypes within the field, creating a positive platform of expression for the UK’s female mariachi musicians’- and they have succeeded!
In 2018 they played at the Women’s Mariachi Festival in L.A, California, sharing the stage with twice Grammy award-winning Mariachi Divas. Past clients and venues for whom and in which the band have played include the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Mexican & U.S. Embassies in London. Las Adelitas have also serenaded actress Salma Hayek at a private event, performed for Sophie Ellis Bextor and played at the opening of Arcade Fire concerts in London’s Earls Court.
Mariachi Las Adelitas seek to offer a truly Mexican experience to their hosts & audiences, performing in a selection of four authentic mariachi outfits made to measure in Mexico. The band are highly adaptable, presenting a number of different formations, styles and a wide repertoire of music- including mariachi classics and a selection of English-language numbers, arranged in the mariachi style