Sonora Santanera La Nueva Generación
Los Cadetes de Rigoberto Cantú
Danza Azteca Calpulli Cipactonalli
Several Calpullies (Aztec groups), based in San José, will get together to present Aztec performances, following millenary traditions, based on Olmec, Toltec and Maya traditions, which are the roots of Mexican culture.
By performing these ancient dances, the Aztec dancers strengthen and preserve Mexican heritage as descendants of the Mexicas
(Meh-SHE-Kahs) and as Anahuacas
Most of the performers come from Mexico City, and the states of Guerrero, and Oaxaca in Mexico. They constantly perform around the Bay Area, to celebrate equinoxes, solstices, or the Aztec New Year.
Reinas de la Bahía
Reinas de la Bahía, an all-girl banda formed in 2010 mostly by Mexican-American High School girls, performs the best banda musica from Sinaloa, rancheras and cumbias. The girls met in San José through social media, and share the passion of interpreting Mexican music. They performed at The National Hispanic University's "Day of the Dead" festival in 2011, and have made audiences dance throughout the Bay Area, Salinas and other parts of California.
Gabriela Sepúlveda, 12, prodigy singer from San José, California, became well known nationwide when she performed four years ago, at Univision's "Sabado Gigante," and other TV shows such as "Estrellas del Futuro" and "Tengo Talento." Ever since, she has demonstrated outstanding talent and charisma that will lead her to become a major star.
In 2010 she had the honor of performing with the Mariachi Cobre, she took part in a homage to Dolores Huerta, labor leader and civil rights activist, and to Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi in the "2011 Legacy for Children Award" in San Jose. She recently received the "Nuevo Talento Joven Festivegas 2012" recognition.
Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo
The Ballet Folklórico Mexicano Fuego Nuevo was founded in 2004 in the San José area, by directors José Luis Juárez and Miguel Ángel Martínez. The ballet is currently formed by a children's group, a young adult group, an adult group, and an elders group. Fuego Nuevo is considered one of the best folkloric groups that promote Mexican culture, will perform traditional dances from Northern Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, including the Dance of the Quetzales and the China Poblana. The group welcomes people, all ages, every Wednesday, to join their group and attend their free workshops, at the Seven Trees Community Center in San José, Calif.