Interview with Mariachi Los Dorados from Vancouver, Canada

by Maestro on June 27, 2010

in Mariachi

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This time we travel to Canada to talk with one of the most recognized mariachis of Canada.  We saw them recently representing the mariachi culture during the Winter Olympics.  This week we see them in Serenata Mariachi.

Mariachi Los Dorados Profile

Year of foundation: May 5th 2003
Director: Alex  Alegria
City:  Vancouver
State:  British Columbia
Country:  Canada


Serenata Mariachi (SM): Alex Alegria, director of Mariachi Los Dorados, welcome to  SerenataMariachi.com and the Mariachi’s Hat Blog.   Tell us about Mariachi Los Dorados

Alex Alegria (AA): Canada’s Premier Mariachi Los Dorados was established in the city of Vancouver, BC. It was founded on May 5th 2003, with the goal of bringing to Canada the traditional music of Mexico, the Mariachi.

(SM): Where does the name of the group come from?

(AA): Mariachi Los Dorados name comes from General Francisco Villa’s army “Los Dorados” in which some members were from North America .Los Dorados are well known through Western Canada for their mixture of Canadian and Mexican talent. These musicians deliver the passion, love and respect they feel for México and its culture.

(SM): How many musicians there are in your group?

(AA): 10

(SM): What instruments are featured in your group?

(AA): 2 trumpets, 4 violins, 1 Guitarrón, 1 Guitar, 1 Vihuela and 1 Harp

(SM): Does your group perform original compositions by its own members?

(AA): Yes

(SM): Does your group make its own arrangements?

(AA): Some and some are arrangements we get from other mariachis!

(SM): What is your major musical inspiration?

(AA): Sharing our music with everyone.

SM: ¿Do you have any advise for the young who would like to sing the mariachi music?

AA: Keep learning and playing Mariachi music.

SM: What is your most memorable anecdote ?

AA: It’s hard to tell, we have a lot of great stories for example breaking the guiness record for the biggest Mariachi ever back in 2009 in Guadalajara, and also performing at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics that was a lot of fun !

SM: Is there anything else about your mariachi that you would like to share with fans and potential customers?

AA: Mariachi LOS DORADOS are the organizers of the Canada International Mariachi Festival an event that’s has become a tradition for the last 3 years, a great festival that runs for a week in various towns and cities in Canada, having great mariachi bands from all over visiting and taking part in this unique festival during the first week of every May.

SM: Many thanks, Alex. We wish Mariachi Los Dorados all the best from all the friends of Serenata Mariachi.

Contact Mariachi Los Dorados in Vancouver, Canada:

http://www.elmariachi.ca

http://www.mariachifestival.ca

http://serenatamariachi.com/Mariachi/Bands/Mariachi-Los-Dorados

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To learn about other Mariachis, please visit our main page Serenata Mariachi

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Loreto Velazquez April 12, 2013 at 10:32 am

QUISIERA MAS INFORMACION ACERCA DEL MARIACHI DORADOS PIENSO IR A VANCOUVER CANADA EN MAYO DEL 2013 Y QUIERO CONTACTARLOS Y SABER ALGO MAS DE USTEDES POR ESTE MEDIO.
GRACIAS Y SALUDOS.

ATTE. LORETO VELASQUEZ.

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