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Mariachi Herencia de Mexico turns Chicago schoolkids into chart-busting stars 

The Mariachi Heritage Foundation has partnered with CPS to create a student band that’s already played Kennedy Center, toured internationally, and opened for the likes of Lila Downs and Los Lobos.

The Chicago schoolkids who make up Mariachi Herencia de Mexico had a hell of a summer in 2017. The band, whose members range in age from 11 to 18, had formed in March 2016, and last May they released their first…

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