December 15, 2007

Mariachi singer, age 9

Young mariachi singer has Navajo rootsAt age 9, Nizhoni Camille Begay was the youngest performer in the 13th annual Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán Extravaganza that took place recently in San Antonio, Texas.

She was also the only Navajo to participate in the youth competition, which honors the best singers and mariachi groups at the elementary, high school and college levels.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nizhoni Begay will be performing at the 2008 Mariachi Conference in San Antonio, TX. next November. She is a strong candidate to win in her division. People do not know that she was a winner at the Nariachi Conference in Corpus Christi, TX, in March of this year. She has improved tremendously since her performance in San Antonio in December 2007.

She is destined for a great future in the American World of Latin and Traditional Music. She is preparing to present songs in Navajo as well. Stay tuned!!!