Mariachi band to mix it up on Levitt stage

Published 8:54 am Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The second week of the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series promises to mix things up for audiences this week. The show usually headlines country, blues, Americana and gospel inspired acts, but this week, an all-woman Mariachi band will come to entertain Middlesboro.

The band, Flor De Toloache, hails from New York City and was formed in 2008. The band was founded by the two singers Mireya I. Ramos and Shae Fiol.

According to mariachinyc.com, the band has members from a wide range of cultural backgrounds that include Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Italy and Germany.

As with past Levitt Middlesboro acts that blend tradition and modernity, Flor De Toloache is no different. They aim to mix traditional and modern sound to bring the mariachi sound to a larger audience.

Since forming a decade ago, the band has toured the globe in places such as Europe and India. They have also made their mark at some of America’s most prominent venues.

The band’s debut album was nominated for a Latin Grammy, and their live performances have received acclaim from such publications as Billboard Magazine, GQ and The New Yorker. Legendary rock n’ roll band The Rolling Stones have also praised Flor De Toloache.

The show starts at 6:30 p.m. with the stalwart local band Long Neck Gypsies as the opening act. The main act takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. The show is free.