Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

STRINGS ATTACHED.(Venue)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

All-female Mariachi Mujer 2000 headlines this weekend's spectacular

Marisa Orduno played guitar as a kid and shifted to electric bass in high school, where she performed in jazz and marimba bands.

Orduno made another move -- this time to guitarron, that oversized guitar found in mariachi bands. But she learned that it wasn't too much of a leap.

"This is a different kind of bass instrument and it's a fun instrument. But I had the foundation for what a bass should play," she said by phone from her home in Fresno, Calif.

Orduno is more than musician. She's the founding director of Mariachi Mujer 2000, one of the few all-female mariachi ensembles in the United States. …

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