Mariachi

Mariachi band - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre Latin
  • Members 5
  • Price Premium

The NZ Mariachi band was founded with the goal of introducing mariachi music to New Zealanders.

The band’s songlist includes a generous selection of Mexican Mariachi rhythms such as Guapangos, Ranchera, Sones and other fusions of Latin music, including Cumbia, Bolero etc.

Depending on the occasion, the band can be made up of three to five members playing the following instruments: guitarron, guitar, trumpet, violin, maracas and singers.

All performances are carried out in authentic mariachi costume.

Mariachi is a form of folk music from Mexico. The name refers to the music, the musicians and the band/orchestras that play it. Mariachi began as a regional folk style called “Son Jaliscience” in the center west of Mexico originally played only with string instruments and musicians dressed in the white pants and shirts of peasant farmers.

From the 19th to 20th century, migrations from rural areas into cities such as Guadalajara and Mexico City, along with the Mexican government’s cultural promotion gradually changed this Son style, with its alternate name of “mariachi” becoming used for the “urban” form. Modifications of the music include influences from other music such as polkas and waltzes, the addition of trumpets and the use of charro outfits by mariachi musicians. The musical style began to take on national prominence in the first half of the 20th century, with its promotion at presidential inaugurations and on the radio in the 1920s.

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Reviews

We loved the band. The boys were brilliant entertainers. People are still talking about how good the night was. If we do something like this again we would definitely look to hire them again. Matt Gregory - Equippers Church - 20 January 2016

The Mariachi’s were perfect! Very happy! They came in and started playing almost instantly: 0-5 seconds setup time. Everyone loved them and there was lots of singing and dancing! Thanks for all your help organising this. Ashlee Harris - Colenso BBDO - 7 April 2016

The band was great, the crowd really liked them and loved how enthusiastic they were about their music. We would not hesitate about using them again. Thanks! Joel Reichardt - Alexandra Park - 6 May 2016

They were awesome. No complaints what so ever! Would definitely recommended again. Cameron Burnett - RCP Ltd - 25 June 2016

It was absolutely wonderful. Many of our guests commented on their wonderful performance as well. Cassie Cocurullo-Whitford - Motat - 8 December 2016

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Song List

A wide selection of authentic Mariachi music.