Chan Centre Presents Aida Cuevas: Totalmente Juan Gabriel

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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC welcomes Grammy Award-winning Mexican superstar Aida Cuevas joined by her illustrious band Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán on September 22nd. Hailed as ‘The Queen of Mariachi’ and renowned for her elegance, charisma, and stunning vocal range, Cuevas will sing traditional Mexican songs by the late singer-songwriter and musical icon Juan Gabriel in this hotly anticipated season opener.

Aida Cuevas: Totalmente Juan Gabriel

When: September 22, 2018 8:00pm
Where: Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre (6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver)
Tickets: Available online now or call (604) 822-2697.

Aida CuevasA master of the ranchera genre, Cuevas has been celebrated both in her home country and on the world stage for more than four decades. She “is to Mexico what Aretha Franklin is to the United States: a powerful voice that encapsulates the essence of her nation’s spirit” (The Kansas City Star).

Her distinguished musical career began as an 11-year-old child, when she was discovered while performing in amateur singing contests. Cuevas was soon performing live on national radio programs and began to tour internationally in 1976, gracing stages across four continents. She has performed for world leaders such as Pierre Trudeau, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, and every Mexican president since 1975, and has captivated audiences from Madison Square Garden to the Hollywood Bowl.

Her unique voice and style have left a significant imprint in the history of Mexican music, with 39 albums selling more than eight million copies worldwide. This year, Cuevas broke barriers by becoming the first female singer in the mariachi genre to win a Grammy Award, an unprecedented honour in a typically male-dominated space.

The ‘Queen of Mariachi’ is Set to Dazzle in One-Night Engagement and Tribute to the Late Juan Gabriel

The concert will pay homage to Gabriel, who passed away in 2016. The influential musician was not only Cuevas’ personal mentor, he was also Mexico’s best-selling recording artist of all time, a Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame inductee, and six-time Grammy award nominee. Cuevas is the only artist authorized by Gabriel’s estate to tour his music, and she will perform a selection of his beloved classics, including “Te Lo Pido Por Favor,” “La Diferencia,” and “Te Sigo Amando.” She will be backed by Mexico City-based Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán, alongside special guest musicians on requinto guitar, accordion, percussion, and keyboard.

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20 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KellyTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 1:03am PDT

    What a great night out!

  2. Grace GTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 7:23am PDT

    Yes to a new experience!

  3. Josie BollwittTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 8:00am PDT

    Always loved listening to the music from my past that she sings so well.. Such a shame my Mom isn’t around to appreciate knowing she is so close to where her “Johnny” lives.

  4. Kathe Izen-MondlakTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 8:44am PDT

    Viva Mexico! I would love to go to this!

  5. AnaTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 9:40am PDT

    Yay – this sounds like so much fun!

  6. KatieTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 10:39am PDT

    This sounds amazing! 😀

  7. MarkTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 11:49am PDT

    Awesome.. We want to see her live performance 😊

  8. Parisa PTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 11:58am PDT

    She has an amazing voice!

  9. AlannahTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 3:50pm PDT

    Viva la reina del mariachi! Ya “no tengo dinero” but I would love to see a Juan Gabriel tribute! 🙂

  10. Melissa MTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 3:58pm PDT

    Sounds amazing!

  11. Vikki StevensonTuesday, August 28th, 2018 — 9:47pm PDT

    This will be inovidable! And such a perfect setting.

  12. ddWednesday, August 29th, 2018 — 12:25pm PDT

    what a tribute

  13. Shannon FosterWednesday, August 29th, 2018 — 2:56pm PDT

    This would be a fantastic show!

  14. Jason BWednesday, August 29th, 2018 — 3:14pm PDT

    Trump would love this show.

  15. Ana MThursday, August 30th, 2018 — 8:16am PDT

    This looks awesome!

  16. Romuel EscobarThursday, August 30th, 2018 — 10:48am PDT

    Would be glad to listen to her live!

  17. wenFriday, August 31st, 2018 — 9:33am PDT

    This sounds lovely.

  18. dbFriday, August 31st, 2018 — 2:03pm PDT

    Fabulous!

  19. TeresaSunday, September 2nd, 2018 — 8:08am PDT

    Would love to win

  20. Ana MTuesday, September 4th, 2018 — 8:16am PDT

    Looks cool!

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