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Furman’s first mariachi band featured on local news station and beyond

Members of El Mariachi Los Paladines perform. Photo: WYFF News 4.

Last updated December 18, 2023

By Tina Underwood

Furman’s first mariachi band on campus caught the attention of Carlos Cristian Flores, a reporter at WYFF News 4. He spoke to the band’s organizer Sahid Palacios ’25, a music performance major from Texas. He and other members of the band gave Flores a sample of their Mexico-inspired music. This story was picked up by CNN Newsource and run on stations in Idaho and Colorado.

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