Diego Kohl and members of El Mariachi Los Dorado will perform in Summerland later this month.

Concert to feature Mexican music

The sounds of Mexico will come alive at Centre Stage Theatre later this month as El Mariachi Los Dorados performs.

The sounds of Mexico will come alive at Centre Stage Theatre later this month as El Mariachi Los Dorados performs.

Diego Kohl, who plays the guitarrón, a bass instrument, said this is the fourth year the ensemble has performed here.

This year, the concert will feature some new music and a new singer as Yamila Gonzales has joined the ensemble.

“Her repertoire is very diverse,” Kohl said.

The band has had to work out some key changes to their music in order to better suit Gonzales’ voice, he added.

The music also features a few changes this year.

“Our show last year had a historical component to the songs,” Kohl said. “This year is going to be the sequel to it.”

One of Kohl’s compositions, Ajijic Guanpango, will be among the songs featured.

Kohl said the song is an upbeat tribute to the town where he grew up in Mexico and a reflection on some of the news coming out of the country. “It’s my positive response to what’s going on down there,” he said.

While El Mariachi’s sound is clearly Mexican, Kohl said it will appeal to all audiences.

“The music is just so uplifting,” he said. “It’s hard to see people sitting there with a frown.”

The concert will be at Centre Stage Theatre on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available in Summerland at Martin’s Flowers, 250-494-5432 and in Penticton at The Dragon’s Den, 250-492-3011.

Additional information about the concert can be found at www.ryga.org.

 

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