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Last August, we introduced you to a Delano teen who had just released her own mariachi album and was preparing to attend Harvard University with her older sister. In mid-March, sisters Anaí and Xóchitl Morales returned home to Delano to finish their semester at Harvard online, due to COVID-19. Since being home, they’ve joined their father, Juan Morales, in moving music instruction for The Mariachi Studio online. 

 

Anaí Adina Morales

On a sweltering mid-August day in Delano, Anaí Adina Morales sat at her dining room table in the home where she grew up. She quieted down her two small dogs and then played the beginning of the music to Nuestro Gran Amor on her phone to make sure she was in the right key. 

“Como el sol le hace falta a la luna,” she sang in acapella. The song is number 12 on her recently released mariachi debut album, Espérame En El Cielo. It’s a mix of mostly love songs, some accompanied only by a guitar and others with a full 30-piece mariachi band.