Chicana-Chicano Studies

CHS Benefit Concert Guest: Conjunto Hueyapan

Conjunto Hueyapan

Founded in 1973 by Professor Fermín Herrera, Conjunto Hueyapan emerged from the Department of Chicana/o Studies and during its  40 year history has represented the Department and the University in community events, conferences and concerts throughout the U.S. and Mexico.  Its many performance credits include: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC;  the Center for World Music in New York City;  the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center,  the Filene Center of Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Virginia;  President Reagan's 1985 Inaugural Ball;  the Hollywood Bowl;  the Greek Theatre in Hollywood;  the Tucson International Mariachi Conference;  the “Encuentro de Jaraneros” in Tlacotlalpan, Veracruz;  the “Encuentro de Huapangueros” in Amatlán, Veracruz;  the Festival of American Folklife in Washington, DC; “Siempre en Domingo” Television Program from Mexico City. Members have been guest performers in concert tours or CD recordings with Conjunto Medellín de Lino Chávez, Linda Ronstadt, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández,  Ixya Herrera, Los Lobos, the rock-en español group, Jaguares, and British vocalist, Thea Gilmore.  Some of their music can be heard in feature films such as La Bamba, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Nacho Libre. The group’s CD’s , Conjunto Hueyapan de la Familia Herrera, Vols. 1-2 were released in 2003 and 2004. The Conjunto’s third CD is scheduled  for release in December 2014 for worldwide online distribution by Rampart Records.