Aida Cuevas has created one of the most important careers in traditional Mexican music. With a 46-year career and 41 album releases to her credit, Cuevas, 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. Cuevas celebrates a long-lasting career with a GRAMMY® award, a Latin GRAMMY® award and eleven GRAMMY® nominations in the “Best Mariachi/Ranchero Album” category.
Cuevas 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 recording studio album 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 Corazón…Mariachi Tango. Read More
Cuevas’ latest release Antología de la Música Ranchera, Vol. I and Vol. 2, are two recording studio albums which were produced during the pandemic and both albums reached nominations for the GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® awards 2020 and 2021.
Cuevas is a master of the mariachi art song performing a full range of mariachi numbers, including the falsetto heavyweight El Pastor, the iconic hits Te Doy Las Gracias and Quizás Mañana, as well as new songs from Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II, including Gracias Por Todo and Buscando el Séptimo Amor. Cuevas also performs many ranchero classics such as Traición a Juan, Toro Relajo, Los Laureles and No Me Amenaces.
Now Aida Cuevas has returned with a new show and a new tour celebrating 45th Anniversary with special guests and bringing the very best of Mexico’s music with her unique voice and style, allowing her to cultivate a 46-year successful career, leaving a remarkable imprint in the history of Mexican music.
“Cuevas 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
“Aida Cuevas is Mexico’s most important female voice celebrating a long-lasting career, leaving a remarkable imprint in the history of Mexican music.” –Broadway
Under the direction of Dr. Dahlia Guerra and Mr. Francisco Loera, Mariachi Aztlán has been captivating audiences throughout Mexico, Canada and the United States since its establishment in 1989. They travel as musical ambassadors representing the beauty of Hispanic music and its cultural traditions. Recognitions for performance excellence initiated an invitation from the White House to perform at the signing ceremony of an Executive Order renewing and enhancing the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, performing for President Barack Obama in 2010.
In collaboration with the Houston Grand Opera, Mariachi Aztlán premiered the stage production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, the world’s first “Mariachi/Opera” in December, 2010. A second performance of the same production took place in 2013 with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Mariachi Aztlán also premiered the mariachi opera El Pasado Nunca Se Termina with the Chicago Lyric Opera in 2015. Other national performances include guest artists at the Tuscan International Mariachi Conference, the San Diego International Mariachi Festival, and at the Chicago Mariachi Festivals. The mariachi has served as guest clinicians at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza and the Mariachi Spectacular. Most recent concerts include performances since 2019 with “La Reina Del Mariachi”, Aida Cuevas, who has invited this Mariachi for her US Tour 2022 including more than 30 shows in North America.