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Campanas de America

Campanas de America is a twelve musicians Mariachi group founded in 1978 in San Antonio, Texas. The group was named after Belle Ortiz, the wife of the group 's musical director and manager, Juan Ortiz. They have performed nationwide, and continue with an active recording career.

Expanding in style from traditional mariachi sounds, Campanas de America also uses more diverse instruments including the accordion, keyboards, and a full drum kit. They are the only mariachi group to display an instrument at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Campanas de America credits

In 1996 Campanas de America appeared at The Presidential Hispanic Inaugural Gala in honor of the re-election of Bill Clinton, in Washington, D.C. In 1999, the group reached a wide audience when they appeared on the PBS music television program Austin City Limits, on an episode spotlighting various Mexican roots music performers, in which the group performed as backup for a duet by singer Rick Trevino and his father. On September 13, 1999 the group performed on the Millennium Stage of the Grand Foyer at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and returned the next year as well, on September 6, 2000.

Campanas de America performed at the Hispanic Heritage Awards in 1999, 2000 and 2004. Their 2004 appearance was televised nationwide on NBC and Telemundo. In 2003 they were featured in a performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Bush. On July 20, 2005, the group won the "Best Mariachi" award at the 1st "Premios Musica Latina de Austin" awards in Austin, Texas, during which they also performed.

Campanas De America special appearances

The Presidential Hispanic Inaugural Gala- 1996
Presidential at the White House for President and 1st Lady Bush-2003
Hispanic Heritage Awards- NBC and Telemundo- 2004
Aladin Casino- Las Vegas, NV
Bally's Hotel and Casino- Las Vegas, NV
Austin City Limits/ South By Southwest music festival
Kumamoto Festival- Japan
The Kennedy Center- Washington D.C.

Campanas De America number of members: 12

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Country United States
Performer Type Musical Act

One response to “Campanas de America”

  1. Lorenzo says:

    Todo estuvo muy bonito, nos gusto mucho. Es un mariachi muy bueno, le gusto a toda la gente, todos quedaron muy contentos – Lorenzo Rivera

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