Mariachi pioneer Nati Cano dies

October 4, 2014 8:02 AM

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Mariachi pioneer Nati Cano dies

LOS ANGELES >> Nati Cano, the founder of Los Camperos de Nati Cano, considered the most accomplished and influential mariachi ensemble in the United States, died Friday. He was 81.

Cano is credited for establishing the foundation for allowing other groups to form, for recording of mariachi music, inclusion in festivals, competitions, cultural events and formal stage performances. He is also credited for bringing mariachi musicians into the top concert halls.

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