For the first time amateur duo of mariachis will represent the University at national level
Gabriela Santos Martínez (concert) and the duo integrated by Jorge Jesús Hidalgo Ruíz and José Miguel Reyes Pérez (mariachis duo) are classified in music representing the university of Informatics Sciences (UCI) to the National Festival of Amateur Artists of the University Student Federation (known as FEU), which will take place in Havana from 6 to 12 November 2016.
Although they have already been selected on more than one occasion for a similar event at the provincial level, for the first time these mariachis will be representing our house of high studies at the National Theater of Cuba with the expectations of getting experiences, sharing with everyone and giving their best performance ; But they expressed to Mella Newspaper that, above all, they pretend to represent worthily the amateur artists of the UCI, that has enough level.
The popular work that leads them to the national event of FEU organization is called Cascos Ligeros , And although the two are fans of singing, the duo formed because both had sung the Mexican genre and in one trial they came together to join the Festival of Amateur Artists of the FEU at UCI level. Jorge had participated in other occasions since he entered the University representing school 3 and Jose school 5.
Why the mariachi genre?
It comes from their roots, their grandparents motivated them to sing the genre because he come from Guantánamo (José Miguel) and from Camagüey (Jorge Jesus), regions where the genre is prolific.
Jose plans to continue performing at the UCI festivals, but Jorge ran out of time for it, because after graduating they only have the opportunity to do it the next two years. However, they are valuing offers to be able to continue performing in public, since he sings from salsa to guajiras and operas.
Another primary task is that they prepare to be able to record their first album, dream of every artist that begins in the world of music. For this they have an excellent and recognized artist in the University, Yoenia, and with a professional singer named Daniel Enrique. The latter was the person who prepared the arrangements and perfected the duo's song for the festivals at each stage: from the UCI, the Provincial and the audition for the National.
They are empirical, have not received any music classes, only the support of the music teachers of the Wifredo Lam Cultural Center of the University of Informatics Sciences.
Among others, who initially wanted to act mounted on horseback and could not. The suits were made by them.
At the moment they were performing at the Festival, in the middle of the stage, they decided to add the dance to the stage, and they did it with a corridor they invented during rehearsals and practiced to entertain themselves, they looked at each other and began to dance. It fit them well.