Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first and only established all female mariachi band founded in New York city in 2008 by Mireya I. Ramos. Originally a trio, the band has grown to 9 members with all the essential and traditional instruments, violins, trumpets, guitarron (bass), vihuela (5 string guitar) and guitar. In addition, each members' cultural background adds even more diversity to their already unique sound and appearance as an all women band spanning the globe from Puerto Rico, to Mexico, Singapore, Germany, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and the United States. Their goal of representing Mexican music and adding their own edgy and versatile sound comes together incredibly naturally and seamlessly. Although as individuals their talent has allowed th to grace stages world-wide from stadiums to acclaimed theater venues, they perform together like a band of sisters, with grace and vibrant beauty casting a spell over their audiences like the legendary and magical Toloache flower that is still being used in Mexico as a love potion. Mariachi Flor de Toloache has since performed at the legendary Blue Note, Rockwood Music Hall (monthly residency). They have been featured on Univision, NBC, and reviewed by the New York Times, El Diario, Daily News, appeared in L.A. Times, New York Magazine and have performed special events for the Mexican Consulate, Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, high profile private events, the annual St Cecilia mariachi festival, annual Guadalupe festivities in dozens of churches, and toured for 5 weeks in Spain summer '11. They continue to perform all over intending to preserve the richness ofemexican culture and evolve the Mariachi tradition.