By Ricky Richardson, Contributing Writer

(Inglewood,CA.)- The Music Center of Los Angeles presented a very special performance of Mariachi Los Camperos, led by Jesus “Chuy” Guzman. 

This special presentation was presented at the Inglewood Main Library, Thursday, December 9, 2021, starting at 5:00pm.

An enthusiastic crowd was bundled up as they showed up for the concert, which was moved inside, after some much needed rain soaked the region.

Mariachi Los Camperos, with Jesus “Chuy” Guzman (center). (Photo: Ricky Richardson)
Raul Cuellar (Photo: Ricky Richardson)

        Raul Cuellar gave a brief history of Mariachi and the background of Mariachi Los Camperos. He spoke about the songs, traditions and attire. As you can see in the photos, the apparel worn is called Charro suite or triage de charro, with pantalón de charro (fitted trousers adorned with botonadura and/or greca), chaquetilla (short jacket), cinturón bordado (embroidered belt), botines de charro (ankle-high boots), moño or corbata de rebozo (wide bow tie) and sombrero de charro (wide-brimmed hat).

Mariachi Los Camperos (Photo: Ricky Richardson)

        The band entertained the crowd with Mexico’s most treasured music; slow romantic boleros, quick rhythms and traditional vocals and tunes geared for and to children. Popular, festive, Holiday tunes were interspersed throughout their set, which features members of the audience in a sing-a-long with familiar tunes. A good time was had by all in attendance.