December 18, 2010

Young Navajo mariachi singer

Young mariachi star has Navajo roots

By Carolyn CalvinNizhoni Begay, rising star in the mariachi world?


The 12-year-old daughter of Sawmill, Ariz., native Tommy Begay won first place Dec. 4 in her age category at the Mariachi Vocal Competition in San Antonio, Texas, where she lives. The contest was part of the 16th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, one of the biggest mariachi events in the country.
Comment:  For more on Native singers, see Review of For the Generations and Cherokee's Country Album Debut.

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