The 2019 Levitt National Tour presents the GRAMMY-winning, all-female mariachi sensation, Flor de Toloache, for an electrifying evening of soaring vocals, plush harmonies, and genre-busting fusions of mariachi, jazz, salsa, pop and more! Led by co-band directors Mireya I. Ramos on violin and Shae Fiol on vihuela, the pioneering women of New York City’s first and only all-female mariachi group continue to win the hearts of both contemporary and traditional mariachi music fans alike through their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, fresh interpretation of mariachi classics. The group’s diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds transcend cultures and break barriers by forging new paths. Much like the Toloache flower—widely known for its use in Mexican 'love potions'—the ladies of Flor de Toloache cast a spell over audiences with their magnetic stage presence. Since forming in 2008, Flor de Toloache’s passionate performances have connected concertgoers to one another and the tradition of mariachi.
Following the debut of their GRAMMY-nominated self-titled 2015 album, Flor de Toloache’s follow-up 2017 release “Las Caras Lindas” was awarded the 2017 Latin GRAMMY for “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album.” The group has since captivated audiences across the nation from such legendary stages as the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The Vic in Chicago, Terminal 5 in New York City, 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., and First Avenue in Minneapolis—as well as permanent Levitt venue stages in Denver, Los Angeles and Memphis, and Levitt AMP stages in Middlesboro, Ky.; Ocala, Fla.; Santa Fe, NM; Sheboygan, Wis.; St. Johnsbury, Vt.; and Utica, NY. Flor de Toloache has delighted international audiences from Chenai, India to Paris, France and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. as a supporting act for Dan Auerbach of “The Black Keys”’ new project “The Arcs," as well as Café Tacvba, La Santa Cecilia, Ozomatli and Ana Tijoux.
Levitt National Tour audiences are in for a dynamic modern mariachi experience unlike any other! And those eager to hear more from Flor De Toloache before the Levitt National Tour this summer are in luck: the group has just released the first single—“Besos de Mezcal” (produced by Camilo Lara, the artist behind the music of the animated film “Coco”)—off their forthcoming album, which is slated for a May 2019 release.