Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Quick Center, Sept. 30

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Quick Center, Sept. 30

Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts welcomes Mariachi Herencia de México and Lupita Infante — the new ambassadors of the mariachi tradition, performing a state-of-the-art, vibrant tribute to the golden age of Mexican music.

Media Contact: Lori N. Jones, ljones@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 xx2975

On Friday, September 30, Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is thrilled to feature the 2022 touring performance of Herederos by Mariachi Herencia de México. This group of young Latin musicians from Chicago boasts four highly acclaimed studio albums with chart-topping debuts on both the Billboard and the iTunes Latin Albums charts. 

The musicians will be joined by multi-Grammy-nominated star Lupita Infante, granddaughter of Mexican icon Pedro Infante, who has paved her own way in ranchera music and serves as an advocate for women’s empowerment through her music.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors hail from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month theme is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation."

Fairfield University is proud to offer one of many opportunities in Fairfield County to join the celebration. “Hispanic Heritage Month is a time when we can all take pride in our own cultures while honoring the cultural differences that exist. A time when we can elevate the diversity that sets us apart while appreciating the very elements that bring us together and make us stronger,” said Quick Center Executive Director Peter Van Heerden.

Each season, the Quick Center features internationally acclaimed artists and performances. This year’s lineup includes the U.K.’s Kingdom Choir, Israeli-based Vertigo Dance, and Montreal’s own Cirque Alfonse, and thought leaders such as Judy Woodruff, Carl Bernstein, Frances Haugen, Evelyn Tribole, Bret Stephens, Rev. Naomi Tutu, Nick Gillespie, and Bhaskar Sunkara, among others. 

“The Quick is dedicated to engaging our community in meaningful dialogue by presenting artists and speakers from around the world. These global perspectives reflect those of our neighbors and friends but also invite our audiences to consider the culture and heritage of others that make up the fabric of our community,” said Lori Jones, Quick Center Director of Programming.

Mariachi Herencia de México with Lupita Infante is supported, in part, by WPKN 89.5, In a Fairfield Minute, and Silverman Group. Tickets are on sale now at quickcenter.com for only $30, or $20 for Quick Members. Purchase tickets at quickcenter.com or by contacting the Quick Center Box Office at 203-254-4010, Monday through Friday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Posted On: September 14, 2022

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