The Queen of the Ranchera, Aída Cuevas, returns to her Soraya family

Photo: Aida Cuevas / Courtesy

This September 15 marked the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month – 31 days of celebrating the stories, cultures, and contributions of Americans who are, or who are descended from, Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Did you know that the San Fernando Valley also has a unique connection to Hispanic Heritage? Some 43% of the people in the region are Latino, according to the LA Times’ Los Angeles Mapping Project.

Knowing this and that CSU Northridge has a strong and vibrant Chicana and Chicano Studies program, The Soraya has worked for years to recognize the very diverse communities around us.

And while Hispanic diverse options go well beyond the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month (October 15), our October 1 Aída Cuevas concert falls right in the middle of this important month – and who better to celebrate than the Queen of Ranchera Music?

[Aida] Cuevas is to Mexico what Aretha Franklin is to the United States: a powerful voice that encapsulates the essence of her nation’s spirit

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In her fifth performance with The Soraya since 2016, Aída Cuevas will present this October 1, “Yo Creo Que es Tiempo,” an unforgettable and emotional concert commemorating her 45 years as a Mexican artist, widely recognized for her immense talent to the extent of being considered the most important female voice in Mexico.

In 2018, Aída became the first female singer in the mariachi genre ever to win a GRAMMY® when she was honored with the award for “Best Regional Mexican Music Album” for her album, Arrieros Somos (Acoustic Sessions).

The Soraya is proud to be one of Aída’s favorite venues, and her continued support of the arts through our programs – most recently in the October 2021 Linda Ronstadt Tribute.

Credit: Aida Cuevas

Aída’s concert at The Soraya marks the first of nine outstanding performances in our Hecho en las Américas Series – dedicated to the diverse musical and dance forms of Mexico, Central, and South America, and the communities all around CSU Northridge and The Soraya.

With the regal accompaniment of Mariachi Aztlán, Aída Cuevas will perform on Saturday, October 1 at 8 pm. Tickets are on sale starting at $41. For a limited time, The Soraya offers 15% off at select locations when you purchase with the code “HECHO”. The offer expires October 1st. To purchase your seats, click here, or call the Box Office at 818-677-3000, and don’t forget to mention the code “HECHO” to receive your 15% discount.