THE MARIACHI GHOST
Combining driving rhythms, soaring melodies, brooding synths, and dreamy vocal breaks, Mariachi Ghost fuses traditional Mexican songwriting with progressive rock—and a healthy flair for the dramatic. Formed in 2009, the band takes inspiration from a graphic novel written by lead singer Jorge Requena. The band’s seven musicians interweave diverse genres to create a dramatic soundscape both haunting and explosive. Contemporary dancer and band member Alexandra Garrido acts as a physical conduit for the music, expertly assuming its auras of sorrow, reflection, and rage—a ballet for the dead. The band released their self-titled debut in 2013, which won “Best World Music Album” at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards. Mariachi Ghost is currently working on their second album, inspired by the seminal work of Mexican writer Pedro Paramo.
SEE THE MARIACHI GHOST @ OLD MARKET SQUARE
FRIDAY JUNE 16 | 10:45 PM