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Grammy Winning Mariachi Band Connects to Kids Through Music

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Project Solution teamed up with Artown to present an award winning mariachi band, Los Camperos on Tuesday, all in an effort to help less fortunate children in our area.

Los Camperos has been around 52 years. They say helping children and giving them hope through music is why they still travel and play after all these years.

"It's always a huge value to the families and children when we come out and show them, so they can see something and appreciate music or art," said Sergio Alonso, harpist for Los Camperos.

Alonso and the rest of his band came out to the Project Solution's summer camp to perform for children between the ages of six and 12.

It's was a chance for the children to learn about mariachi music. They were taught its history, the types of instruments used and even helped them discover the Hispanic culture behind the music.

For those who aren't familiar with Project Solution. It's a volunteer driven, Reno-based, non-profit. Their mission is to help youth reach their goals. They educate homeless and low-income youth in our area by giving them work experience through on the job training.

Of course, this is the type of event that gives children an inside look at a world other than their own.

"We live in a really diverse community," said Project Solution Summer Camp Leader, Ted Levatter. "Our camp is full of kids from all kinds of backgrounds. We're excited to show them little bits from every culture."

If you want to see Los Camperos for yourself, they will be performing for Artown, at Wingfield Park Wednesday night at 7:30pm.

The concert is free.

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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