Edgy, versatile and fresh, the all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache continually pushes the boundaries of Mexican music, melding the traditional with the modern.
Their new Album ‘Las Caras Lindas’ just won the Latin Grammy in the ‘Best Ranchero / Mariachi Album’ Category making them the first all-female mariachi group to win in this category.
"The all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache is set to revolutionize the Mexican genre from inside-out—from literally wearing the pants to expanding the boundaries of its folk sounds."
—Daily News (New York)
Their collaboration with rock super-group The Arcs (led by Black Keys' front man Dan Auerbach), and an appearance at last year’s Coachella Festival has revolutionized mariachi music. Not unlike the Toloache, the legendary flower still used in Mexico as a love potion, the group casts a spell over audiences with their intoxicating live show.
Founded in 2008, Mariachi Flor de Toloache is led by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) and Shae Fiol (original member). Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi, the group started as a trio: harp, violin, and vihuela. Today, Mariachi Flor de Toloache performs as a full mariachi ensemble. The members hail from diverse countries, such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the United States. This fact defines their unique flavor and sound. 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 grace and vibrant beauty. While working to preserve century-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.
Over the course of the last few years, Mariachi Flor de Toloache’s performances have dazzled audiences at world-renowned stages in Europe and India. In November 2015, the group embarked on an extensive European and U.S tour as the opening act of Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s new band, The Arcs. After performing to sold-out audiences in the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Italy, and France, they continued to captivate crowds in the United States at legendary venues such as First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Vic Theatre in Chicago, Terminal 5 in New York, the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
The group’s live performances were praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard magazine, the New Yorker, GQ , and the New York Times. Following a highly praised appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, their collaboration with the Arcs landed them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and BBC Two’s Later . . . with Jools Holland.