Mariachi Cardenal was founded in Casa Zapata during the 1994-1995 school year by students of Stanford University. From humble beginnings of a few members, it has grown to over 20 members and become and integral part of the Chicano community at Stanford. The members come from different ethnic, language, and musical backgrounds but have come together with guidance from professional Mariachi musicians from the Bay Area and have evolved into a successful ensemble.
This CD, X Aniversario: Cuatro Despedidas is the group's second production and was produced, recorded, and sponsored by students and alumni of Stanford University and Mariachi Cardenal. This work is dedicated in large part to the many alumni who helped create an inspiring Stanford tradition of Mariachi music and enhanced the creative culture for all students at Stanford University.
For more information please visit www.stanford.edu/group/mariachi