Upcoming Events & Top News for 2013:
05/05/2013: HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO 2013!!! JOIN US TONIGHT AT THE RECORD BAR for a CINCO de MAYO FIESTA! 8pm - 11pm -- INFO & TIX HERE!
04/23/2013: Join us for a CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA at The Record Bar from 8pm - 11pm on Sunday, May 5th, 2013! A festive evening of your favorite Mexican music, food and drink specials -- the Record Bar is the place to be for Cinco de Mayo 2013! TICKETS ONLY $5 -- BUY HERE!
02/13/2013: Our Grassroots performance received a feature review from KCMetropolis -- Read it HERE!
02/08/2013: TONIGHT: COME OUT OF THE WINTER COLD AND JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF SUNNY FESTIVE MUSIC! Performing a sparkling evening of traditional and popular Mexican musical favorites, Sol’s KC Academy Grassroots Series Concert at 7pm on Friday, February 8th, 2013 is sure to be a MUSICAL FIESTA for the senses! *Seating is very limited, get your tickets now!!!
02/05/2013: Sol is hosting a TRIVIA WEEK over on our Facebook Page in honor of our upcoming Grassroots Concert! Come join-in on the trivia fun at Facebook now, and see you at the concert Friday evening!
02/03/2013: Sol's Grassroots Concert is less than 1 week away (Fri, Feb. 8th, 2013, 7pm at KC Academy!)--come join us for a fun evening of sunny music--get tickets now, seating is very limited!
01/21/2013: AND NOW for our 2nd very exciting announcement: COME OUT OF THE WINTER COLD AND JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF SUNNY FESTIVE MUSIC! Performing a sparkling evening of traditional and popular Mexican musical favorites, Sol’s KC Academy Grassroots Series Concert at 7pm on Friday, February 8th, 2013 is sure to be a MUSICAL FIESTA for the senses! *Seating is very limited, get your tickets now!!!
01/13/2013: THE 1st OF 2 EXCITING UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: Marimba Sol de Chiapas will play at the Nelson-Atkins' Party Arty 2013 the evening of Saturday, January 26th, 2013! We'll play from 8pm - 9pm in the Block Lobby to welcome guests, and, will be featured later that evening in Kirkwood Hall in a special VIP collaborative performance with Voler - Thieves of Flight!
ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAIN -- GET YOURS NOW!!!
01/01/2013: ¡Próspero Año Nuevo, 2013! We're looking forward to a great year of sharing Mexican Marimba music with you in 2013 and beyond! Check back for a very exciting upcoming performance at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in KC, MO -- to be posted soon!
Upcoming Events & Top News for 2012:
12/24/2012: ¡Feliz Navidad, 2012! We'll see you in 2013!!!
10/07/2012: JOIN THE FIESTA IN TOPEKA from 3pm - 4pm on Sunday, October 14th, 2012, when Sol performs a sunny musical program on a Fall afternoon as a part of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library's 'Music for a Sunday Afternoon' Concert Series -- SEE YOU AT THE FIESTA!!!
10/01/2012: TWO great opportunities to JOIN SOL AT THE FIESTA this Saturday, Oct. 6th, 2012!:
1. 3pm - 4pm as a part of the Mattie Rhodes 'El Dia de los Muertos' Street Fair out in front of the Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery on 17th St. just west of Summit St. in Kansas City, MO
2. 7pm 'Discover the World: Mexico' collaborative performance with the Latino Writers Collective of Kansas City. Hosted by Longview College at the MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center at 500 S.W. Longview Rd. in Lee’s Summit, MO
09/17/2012: JOIN THE FIESTA this Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, when Sol performs from 2pm - 3pm as a part of the Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair in Salina, Kansas! Come enjoy a parade, live entertainment--including your favorite Mexican Marimba Band(!), food, crafts and lots of hands-on activities!!!
09/06/2012: SUPPORT SOL at BREAD KC at 5pm this Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at The Record Bar in Westport in Kansas City. Sol Director John Currey competes for Recording and 'Capital Improvements' funding at this festival of dining and drinks celebrating Kansas City's musicians!!!
08/25/2012: JOIN SOL marimba band for a very enjoyable NKC Friday In The Park Series performance from 11:30am - 1pm on Friday, September 14th, 2012, at the Festival Pavillion in Macken Park in North Kansas City, Missouri. Bring your lunch and join the FIESTA!
08/21/2012: THIS JUST IN: Continuing a nearly 20 year tradition, Sol marimba band is excited to announce we will be performing from 2pm - 2:45pm on Saturday, September 8th, 2012, as a part of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Heritage Committee's Fiesta Hispana 2012! ¡Vámonos a la FIESTA!
7/31/2012: Hope you enjoy and share Sol marimba band's first 'official' YouTube Video!
07/21/2012: MUCHAS GRACIAS to all those that support Sol marimba band on our Facebook Page, we are honored to have reached 301 LIKES! www.Facebook.com/MexicanMarimba
07/09/2012: Hoping everyone is staying cool in this Summer heat! Stop-back for upcoming Fall Sol marimba band performance announcements, coming soon!
06/13/2012: We're performing at Lenexa City Hall(87th St at Monrovia) this Friday evening, June 15th, 2012 from 6:30-7:30pm as a part of the Opening Reception for Lenexa, Kansas' 10th Annual Latino Art Bravisimo--HOPE YOU CAN COME JOIN US FOR THE ART, MUSIC, AND FUN!!!
06/02/2012: VIDEO of Sol's performance on the June 2nd, 2012 broadcast of KSMO-TV 62's 'Que Pasa, KC?', featuring Laura Lee Crandall, Sam Wisman, Jim Schank, & John Currey, with hosts Iris Hermosillo & Sandra Olivas
06/01/2012: Nearing the completion of our 23rd year as an ensemble with over 20 years of Mexican Marimba in Kansas City, WE CELEBRATE OUR 8th ANNIVERSARY TODAY as Marimba Sol de Chiapas(June 1st, 2004)!!!
05/31/2012: Marimba Sol de Chiapas marimba band performs on this week's Que Pasa, KC? on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at 6:30pm on KSMO-TV 62 (In case you miss it, catch the rebroadcast on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 at 12:30am on KCTV-5)
05/14/2012: Two exciting events coming up for Sol marimba band in early June, 2012--hope to see you there!!!:
-Saturday, June 9th performance from 11-11:30am as a part of the Kansas City Young Audiences Family Arts Festival on the grounds of St. Teresa's Academy in KC, MO
-Friday, June 15th performance from 6:30-7:30pm as a part of the Opening Reception for Lenexa, Kansas' 10th Annual Latino Art Bravisimo
05/06/2012: ESTIMADOS EDUCATORS: IT IS NOT TOO LATE to take your students on an exciting virtual musical tour of four of Mexico’s best-known regional musical styles with Sol’s THE MUSICS OF MEXICO bilingual(English-Español) in-school program! LAST-MINUTE GETAWAYS are still available from May 9th through June 1st, 2012 -- BOOK YOUR ‘TRAVEL’ TODAY by contacting Kansas City Young Audiences at 816-531-4022. DON’T FORGET TO ASK ABOUT special Arts Partners and Title I DISCOUNTS available to qualifying schools!
04/24/2012: An exciting upcoming week of performances celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mexico's Battle of Puebla(it's what Cinco de Mayo is REALLY about!). COME CELEBRATE WITH SOL!:
- Wed, May 2nd, 10:45am - 1:15pm: Cinco de Mayo Celebration at local corporation (private event)
- Fri, May 4th, 5pm - 8pm: First Friday Opening Reception for the exhibition "Treasures of Mexico in Kansas City" at the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, 1617 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64108
- Sat, May 5th, 5pm - 8pm: Opening Reception for the exhibition "Visions of Mexican Art" at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Blvd, Wichita, Kansas 67203
04/06/2012: Our BRAND NEW version 2.0 of our 'The Musics of Mexico' multimedia musical tour of Mexico was JUST ANNOUNCED on our FB page: www.Facebook.com/MexicanMarimba . Stop-by for the details, and be sure to LIKE us while you are there!!!
04/04/2012: Sol marimba band has a VERY EXCITING upcoming announcement regarding our 'The Musics Of Mexico' multi-media musical tour of Mexico, just in time for CInco de Mayo 2012 -- STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!!!
Upcoming Events & Top News for 2011:
12/07/2011: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW for Sol's upcoming performance as a part of the Topeka Symphony's FIESTA concert at 7:30pm on Saturday, January 14th, 2012 in White Concert Hall, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. Sol marimba band will be featured on James Mobberley's Fantasia Parachicos for Chiapan Marimba (eight hands) and String Orchestra. Sol will also perform during the Symphony's 2012 School Day Concerts at 10am & 1pm on Thursday, January 12th, 2012. Nos vemos at the FIESTA!!!
11/11/2011: Sol is getting up and running at Google+, with more content coming soon. Hope you will stop-by to FOLLOW & +1 us when you get a chance!
11/01/2011: A time to remember loved ones during El Día de los Muertos 2011 (November 1st & 2nd)
10/07/2011: Check out Libby Hanssen's feature article about us at KCMetropolis.org!
10/04/2011: Join Sol marimba band this Saturday, October 8, 2011 in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month:
-10:15am - 11:15am: Girl Scouts Hispanic Heritage Celebration at El Centro Academy for Children in KC, KS
-2:00pm - 2:30pm: Dia de los Muertos Street Festival at the Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery in KC, MO
09/21/2011: Dear Educators, School Cultural Events Coordinators, & PTAs/PTOs: It's not too late for Sol to help your school celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by booking our 'The Musics Of Mexico' virtual musical tour of Mexico program, and, at a discount for Title I schools of up to 50% off!!! Call Kandi at Kansas City Young Audiences at 816-531-4022 for more information and to schedule your program today!!!
09/16/2011: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MEXICO--Independence from Spain: September 16th, 1810! Hope to see everyone tonight & Sunday at our Plaza Library performances(SEE BELOW for details)!!!
09/12/2011: Join Sol marimba band for two events at the Plaza Library this week!!!
-Family Fun Night musical tour of Mexico presentation: Friday, Sept 16th @ 6:30pm
-Concert of traditional & popular favorites from Mexico & Latin America: Sunday, Sept 18th @ 2pm
Come help us celebrate Mexican Independence, Hispanic Heritage Month, & 20 years of Mexican Marimba in KC!
09/01/2011: Sol celebrates 20 years as Kansas City's own Mexican Marimba Ensemble with our September 2011 performances!!! (as Marimba Yajalón August, 1991 - May, 2004, & as Marimba Sol de Chiapas June 1st, 2004+)
08/22/2011: Sol is excited to take flight in the tweeting universe at Twitter! Follow us: @MexicanMarimba
08/12/2011: Several exciting performances coming up in the KC Metro in September 2011:
-Sat, 9/3, 11a-noon: Latino Festival at Oak Park Branch of Johnson County Public Library
-Sat, 9/9, 11:30a-1p: Friday In The Park Series Performance at Macken Park in North KC, MO
-Fri, 9/16, 6:30p: Children's Program at Plaza Branch of Kansas City Public Library
-Sun, 9/18, 2p: Concert at Plaza Branch of Kansas City Public Library
Come out and help us celebrate Mexican Independence Day (Sept 16) & Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15, 2011)!!!
08/08/2011: Check out Sol's new listing under MUSIC at the Missouri Arts Council's Missouri Touring Performers Directory!
08/03/2011: Liberty Tribune review of the Taste Of Liberty, 2011 event featuring Marimba Sol de Chiapas Mexican marimba band!
07/14/2011: Marimba Sol de Chiapas marimba band has just been named to the Missouri Arts Council's Missouri Touring Performers Directory! Look for a link to the updated directory to be posted just after August 1st, 2011, and CLICK HERE to learn more about the Community Touring Grant and how it supports artistic fees for Missouri communities and organizations to present performing artist(s) at public events.
06/27/2011: Several NEW and NOSTALGIC photos up at Sol's Facebook Page--stop-by, enjoy, and LIKE!!!
06/03/2011: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW to attend Taste Of Liberty, 2011 in Liberty, Missouri the evening of Saturday, June 11, 2011 -- Enjoy the cuisine of Liberty-owned and operated food vendors during this rain-or-shine street event that starts at 6pm and culminates with a feature performance by Marimba Sol de Chiapas marimba band at 8pm! Visit the event website at the LINK ABOVE for more details and ticketing information, and we'll see you in Liberty the evening of the 11th for a fabulous food and music fiesta!!!
05/07/2011: Sol will perform from noon - 1pm on Saturday, May 14th, 2011, as a part of the Kansas City Sister Cities Showcase at the Sister Cities Bridge over Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri -- Join Sol Mexican marimba band in celebrating KCSC's mission of 'Bringing Kansas City to the World and the World to Kansas City!'
05/05/2011: Sol marimba band performs today at Coldwell Banker Advantage in Overland Park, Kansas and at the d•luxe Lounge and Cigar Deck in Parkville, Missouri as a part of their Cinco de Mayo FIESTAS, 2011.
04/29/2011: CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO 2011 IN STYLE! Join Sol marimba band from 5pm - 8pm on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at the d•luxe Lounge & Cigar Deck located at 160 South Main in Parkville, Missouri -- FIESTA, anyone?!!!
04/08/2011: Hope to see everyone in Excelsior Springs, Missouri this evening for Sol's performance as a part of the 2nd Friday Art Crawl. Also, stay tuned for some upcoming performance announcements for May & September, 2011!!!
3/25/2011: Sol will be performing from 7pm - 9pm as a part of the Excelsior Springs Second Friday Art Crawl, 5-9 p.m. on April 8th, 2011. Local and regional artists will be on display at the various galleries and businesses in downtown Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Enjoy great art, music, wine tastings and snacks. Sponsored by the Downtown Excelsior Partnership.
3/18/2011: A friendly reminder about our performance as a part of the Ruel Joyce Recital Series in the Carlson Center Recital Hall at Johnson County Community College this coming Monday, March 21, 2011, noon - 12:50pm--a very festive way to kick-off Spring, hope to see you there!!!
2/10/2011: Join us at our Facebook Fan Page: www.Facebook.com/MexicanMarimba
2/4/2011: Sol sound samples available at our MySpace site: www.MySpace.com/Marimba
1/28/2011: Sol's program is all set for the March 21st Ruel Joyce performance, and includes two Mexican Marimba-themed favorites arranged by Maestro Zeferino Nandayapa Ralda that we are performing in the Maestro's honor: Alberto Domínguez's Al Son de La Marimba and Agustín Lara's La Marimba.
1/21/2011: Check out our updated Group & Group Member photos!
1/14/2011: Marimba Sol de Chiapas marimba band invites you to our performance as a part of the Ruel Joyce Recital Series in the Carlson Center Recital Hall at Johnson County Community College on Monday, March 21, 2011, noon - 12:50pm--will be a very festive way to kick-off Spring, hope to see you there!!! Also, Group Member Professional Bios recently updated--check them out under Members at this site!!!
1/7/2011: Marimba Sol de Chiapas is pleased and excited to welcome Laura Lee Crandall as the newest member of Marimba Sol de Chiapas!!! Group Members are: John Currey--Director, James Schank, Sam Wisman, & Laura Lee Crandall. Look for updated Photos, Group Member Bios, and lots more marimba band info, COMING SOON!!!
1/1/2011: New version of
www.MexicanMarimba.com is launched!