Mariachi Divina!

Mariachi Divina! (HMWOS)

Location: Topeka, KS 66612 Shawnee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 2.926', W 95° 40.363'

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Mariachi Estrella de Topeka Musical Tribute

In 1977, seven women from Kansas banded together to share with America, the traditions, culture and music of Mexico - and Mariachi Estrella de Topeka was born. Originally a choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the group rose to become regional performing artists. In the male-dominated world of mariachi, these pioneering women became the first all-female mariachi in Kansas and one of the first groups of its kind in the U.S. Their success, however, was cut short on July 17, 1981, when four members lost their lives in a tragic accident.

[Relief](l-r), Dolores Galvan, Connie "Chae" Alcala, Dolores Carmona, Linda Rokey Scurlock

And their music lived on through mariachi members left behind

Teresa Cuevas, Rachel Galvan, Isabel "Bolie" Gonzales

This Mariachi Estrella de Topeka Musical Tribute ensures that the story and the music of these seven women will forever be heard.

Dedicated July 12, 2006
Sculptor: Emanuel Martinez
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed2006
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 268706 N 4325588
Decimal Degrees39.04876667, -95.67271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.926', W 95° 40.363'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 55.56" N, 95° 40' 21.78" W
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Area Code(s)785
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-798 SE Quincy St, Topeka KS 66612, US
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