Gil Sperry's Pertinent Experience

  • Author of the bestselling mariachi books, "Mariachi for Gringos" and "Mariachi for Gringos II"
  • Creator of the television concept "Maestros of Mariachi" ... Writers Guild Registration: 1329932
  • Emcee of world-class mariachi festivals:
          - 1st Annual Battle of the Mariachis, Nokia Plaza at LA LIVE, Los     
          Angeles, CA
          - 4th Annual and 5th Annual Battle of the Mariachi, Mission San 
          Juan Capistrano, CA
          - 1st Annual Queen Mary Mariachi Festival, Long Beach, CA
          - 12th Annual Festival of the Arts "World of Latin-American Music," 
          San Diego, CA
          -10th Annual 'Viva el Mariachi' Family Day at the Embarcadero, San   
          Diego, CA
          - 5th Annual Riverside Plaza Mexican Independence Day Celebration,
          Riverside, CA
          - 1st Annual International Battle of the Mariachi, NyNAC Benefit,
          Rosarito Beach, Baja MX.
          Co-Producer of world-class mariachi festivals:
          -1st Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Mariachi Festival, North Park,   
          - 1st Annual Old Town La Quinta Mariachi Festival, La Quinta,     CA
          - 1st & 2nd Annual Rosarito Beach International Mariachi &   
          Folkl√≥rico Festival, Rosarito, MX

  • Talent Coordinator/Consultant for all the above events
  • Presenter/Book Signer at these additional world-class mariachi festivals and events:
          - 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th Tucson International Mariachi        
          Conference, Tucson, AZ     
          - 17th, 18th and 19th Annual San Jose Mariachi Festival, San Jose,  
          - 15th Annual Old Town San Diego Historic State Park Mariachi,  
          San Diego CA
          - 25th Annual Mexican Artisans Weekend, Maloof Foundation, Alta 
          Loma, CA
          - 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Annual Battle of the Mariachi, Mission San  
          Juan Capistrano, CA
          - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Tucson Festival of Books at the University 
          Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Lecturer at these mariachi-themed venues:
          - Explorations Guest Lecturer... Holland America's MS Ryndam &   
          MS Oosterdam 
          - Scholarship at Sea... Princess Cruise Lines Dawn Princess
          - Baja Times' Fifth Annual Famous Baja Author's Book Festival,
          Plaza del Mar, Baja, MX
          - U.C.S.D: Mariachi & Folklorico Fiesta, Perks Coffee House, 
          La Jolla, CA
          - University of Arizona's Integrated Learning Center, "Mariachi 101,"   
          Tucson, AZ  
          - Western National Parks Association's "Music of the Southwest," 
          Oro Valley, AZ 
          - California State University-Northridge Chicano Studies Dept: 
          "Mariachi 101," Northridge, CA 
          - N.P.R.'s "Hear on Earth," "Mariachi 101, a dialogue with Ramiro  
          Burr, syndicated columnist, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
          - KKUP 91.5 FM on Diane Solomon's "Blue World Music" Show, 
          San Jose, CA
          - The Smithsonian Institution's 'New Harmonies' Lecture Series,   
          Folsom Falls, NM
  • Executive Producer of  the syndicated television series "Surf and Shore Fishing the World," seen on Fox Sports and Outdoor Life Network

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