Hispanic Heritage Month event features Juventino Romero, Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra
The University of Denver is committed to living our values of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that our community and institutional success is dependent on how well we engage and embrace the rich diversity of our faculty, staff, administrators, students and alumni. With that shared value in mind, throughout this academic year, we will be launching a new series in the Bridge to celebrate cultural and ethnic heritage months. In partnership with Human Resources & Inclusive Community and the Staff of Color Association (SOCA), we will feature a staff or faculty member in recognition of each heritage month, along with an event to celebrate one another and learn about our unique differences.
Our first event will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. HRIC will sponsor a Lunch & Learn event on Friday, Sept. 21 from noon-1 p.m. in the Anderson Academic Commons room 290. The event will feature prominent Mariachi musician, Juventino Romero and his renowned group, Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra. Lunch and beverages will be provided, co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
“History of Mariachi” will provide a historical and musical approach to the evolution of the music of Mariachi. Romero will explain the traditions that have come to identify Mariachi music as a unique genre: instrumentation, performance style, performance clothing and singing style, to name a few. In 2011, UNESCO recognized Mariachi music as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage,” truly Mexican in origin, but now recognized globally in national and international competitions throughout the world.