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Mariachi music, folkloric dance take center stage at gathering

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Mariachi music, folkloric dance, scholarships and a higher education message — that’s what will be on display for spectators Saturday at the Mariachi Northwest Festival concerts at Wenatchee High School.

The theme of this year’s festival is Pathways to College.

This is the 16th year that this volunteer-led project brings together universities, professional mariachi musicians and impressive folkloric dancers to celebrate educational attainment and promote going to college. It is really an impressive effort that has already gotten first-generation Latino…

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