Mexican sounds featured at El Mariachi concert

The warm sounds of Mexican music will bring a festive atmosphere to Centre Stage Theatre March 22.

The warm sounds of Mexican music will bring a festive atmosphere to Centre Stage Theatre later this month.

El Mariachi los Dorados will perform on Saturday, March 22.

The concert will feature music from the band’s new album, Si Tu Te Vas (If You’re Going to Go.)

The 12-piece ensemble performs traditional Mexican music, but includes some new compositions, said Diego Kohl, who plays the guitarrón, a bass instrument.

The band has performed for 10 years but continues to make some changes. For this year, the band features a new singer, Ricardo Ochoa, who also plays the viuella, a small guitar-like instrument.

Band leader Alex Alegria said the music has strong roots in the band’s Mexican heritage.

“All of it is very traditional,” he said. “We want to keep the tradition going.”

Alegria founded the ensemble in May, 2003 to bring traditional Mexican music to Canada.

Since that time, the band has performed throughout Western Canada, the United States and Canada.

The Summerland concert on March 22 begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at Martin’s Flowers in Summerland and The Dragon’s Den in Penticton.

 

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