Founded in 1999, by musical director and trumpet player Cindy Shea, Mariachi Divas is known for its innovative and eclectic array of music ranging from mariachi classics to jazz and pop. Their music can be characterized as sophisticated, smooth, and refined providing an elegant approach to the mariachi tradition and part of the successful sound in which Mariachi Divas excels. Due to the wide accessibility of Mariachi Divas and their vast fan base, since 2003, Mariachi Divas is the official premier all-female mariachi of the Disneyland Resort.
Mariachi Divas was recently featured in Disney Pixar’s Coco: A Live-to-Film Concert Experience at the Hollywood Bowl. Mariachi Divas is often sought after to appear in various television, film, and music video projects. In 2019 they received their 11th GRAMMY nomination (between American and Latin), Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea’s groundbreaking 15th Album 20 Aniversario marked a distinguished career spanning 20 years. Nominated in the Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano) category this album featured mariachi classics along with original compositions such as “Así es una mujer” composed by Edgar Cortazar & Cindy Shea which has won the Global Music Award and Hollywood Music in Media Award in their Latin (Traditional) category for best song.
This project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.