Rana Santacruz - - -Like the classic Mexican songs of Chavela Vargas, Agustin Lara and Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Santacruz’s lyrical descriptions of romance are equal parts love and tragedy, and delivered with passion and conviction. "Mexican culture is very complex, but in a lot of traditional art forms like old songs and films, you find very pure, sweet feelings," he said. "I tried to rescue this simplicity and bring my songs down to earth as much I can." Mariachi Flor de Toloache - - - Flor de Toloache has caught the attention of a variety of audiences throughout NYC, through which Mireya Ramos was featured on the NY Times, NBC, Univision and as the director of this innovative and unique band. Mireya began playing mariachi with Mariachi Angeles de Puebla. In 2008 she founded Mariachi Flor de Toloache; New York’s first all female mariachi band and one of the city’s most exciting bands.