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021419 Pancho Barraza


Pancho Barraza, a traditional Mexican singer from Mazatlan, is coming to perform two shows in the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom. The first show will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 and the second show at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1. 

Best known for hits such as “Y Las Mariposas,” “Nuestro Amor” and “Hablame Claro,” Barraza has achieved commercial success and performs all over the U.S. and Mexico.

He originally became involved in Mexican traditional music after moving to Mazatlán and joining Banda San Sebastian and Banda Camino. His mainstream career kicked off when he became one of the lead vocalists for the Mexican group, Banda Los Recoditos, in 1991. Up until the start of his solo career in 1995, Barazza sang alongside one of the group’s original members and founder, Alfonso Lizárraga. They were just two of the more than a dozen band members comprising the original incarnation of the band.

He later initiated his solo career with the release of his debut album, “Mis Canciones De Amor.” He went on to release over 30 albums to date, including “Hombre Enamorado” (2002), “Con el Alma en La Mano” (2006), “Marchate” (2006) and “Papa Soltero” (2008).

When Barraza comes to the Samala Showroom’s stage, you can expect to hear some of his greatest hits and classics, as well as tracks from his latest album, “Un Sueño.”

Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. Tickets for each show are $49, $54, $59, $69 and $79 and are available at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Club Indulge or online at

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Lisa André covers Valley Life for Santa Ynez Valley News.