Aida Cuevas Brings TOTALMENTE JUAN GABRIEL To The McCallum Theatre For One Unforgettable Night

Aida Cuevas Brings TOTALMENTE JUAN GABRIEL To The McCallum Theatre For One Unforgettable Night

Aida Cuevas presents a mariachi spectacle in a tribute to her friend and mentor, Juan Gabriel, on Tuesday, October 2, at 8:00pm. Featuring Aida's Mexico City based mariachi band, Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlan, it will be an unforgettable concert featuring two Mexican icons, two masters of the mariachi genre, two lifelong friends and musical partners.

Aida Cuevas has created one of the most important careers in traditional Mexican music. With a 42 year career and 39 album releases to her credit, Aida, dubbed "The Queen of Mariachi," is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her unswerving devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her mastery of its demanding vocal forms. Aida's career has been honored with a Grammy® award, a Latin Grammy® award, and seven Latin Grammy® nominations in the "Best Mariachi/Ranchero Album" category.

Aida became the first female singer in the mariachi genre to win a Grammy® when she was honored at the 2018 awards for "Best Regional Mexican Music Album" for her CD Arrieros Somos (Versiones Acústicas). The album is a collection of acoustic versions of Mexican classics by renowned composer Cuco Sánchez. She previously won a Latin Grammy® for "Best Tango Album" for her 2010 release De Corazón a Corazó - Mariachi Tango.

Aida's latest release Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II, is the second of five CD installments in which she pays tribute to the legendary singer and songwriter. Gabriel produced two albums for her, 1983's Aida Cuevas Canta a Juan Gabriel and 1985's Exitos. The first volume of Totalmente Juan Gabriel was released in 2013. She is the only artist authorized by the Juan Gabriel estate to record and tour his music.

Aida is a master of the mariachi art song, performing a full range of mariachi numbers, including the falsetto heavyweight "El Pastor," the iconic Juan Gabriel hits "Te Doy Las Gracias," "Te Vas a Quedar Con Las Ganas," and "Quizás Mañana," as well as new songs from Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II, including "Gracias Por Todo," "Cada Vez, Cada Vez," and "Buscando el Séptimo Amor." She also performs many ranchero classics such as "Traición a Juan," and the José Alfredo Jiménez compositions "Me Equivoque Contigo" and "No Me Amenaces." Her unique voice and style have allowed her to cultivate a successful career spanning decades, leaving a remarkable imprint in the history of Mexican music.

Tickets for this performance are priced at $88, $68, $48 and $28. Tickets are available at the Theatre's website at or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-ARTS.

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