The First Ladies of Mariachi
Mariachi Divinas, the only all-female mariachi band in San Diego
“Mariachi fills the heart, it makes me feel full, it makes me happy,” says Dulce Perez, the founding member of Mariachi Divinas, the only all-female mariachi band in San Diego. All five members have been performing together since June 2012 and are graduates of the Sweetwater Union High School District, which is home to 12 mariachi programs. Mariachi Divinas perform Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Casa de Reyes in Old Town and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dolphins Restaurant (570 Marina Parkway, Chula Vista). Look for more mariachi bands at the Fiesta de los Peñasquitos on May 4, and Old Town’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 2–4.