Performing in the 2014 Green Show Friday, September 5.
This is their fourth season in the OSF Green Show.
A small, contemporary, and feminine approach to mariachi music.
Las Colibrí or “The Hummingbirds,” have a passion for music deeply rooted in the tradition of mariachi. These women are flying into new territory as they take a smaller and contemporary approach to the performance of ranchera music. After years of achieving much success individually as instrumentalists and vocalists in various professional arenas, these women have come together to form a stringed ensemble that is like no other in its genre. Aside from their unique interpretation of traditional sones, huapangos, and rancheras, audiences will also recognize sounds of jazz, rock, oldies, and R&B through their innovative arrangements. With a lovely blend of vocal harmonies, beautiful smiles, and traditional mariachi instrumentation consisting of a Guitarrón (Bass), Guitar, Vihuela (Soprano Guitar), and Violins, Las Colibrí will be sure to get you laughing, crying, singing and even dancing to their contagious beats and melodies. Las Colibrí got their big break in 2009 working with the Latino comedy troupe Culture Clash in a production of Aristophanes' Peace at the Getty Villa directed by Bill Rauch. In 2011 they were a hit in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Measure for Measure.
Las Colibrí on Community: Our community first and foremost are those that love music. There is no doubt that our music has a special way of touching the hearts of our Latin community, and especially those of Mexican heritage, but since we became part of the Oregon Shakespeare family in 2011, our community is right here in Oregon as well! We are interested in sharing our music to other Latino communities throughout the United States and making sure that the locals and new fans of Las Colibrí have a venue to see and hear us.