“Internacional Mariachi Agave”, a leading music band based in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, will bring its music to Guyana from May 24th to 27th, as part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence.
According to a media statement issued by the Mexican Embassy today, the six-member group is well-known to audiences in North America, Spanish-speaking countries, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, as “Internacional Mariachi Agave” and has been playing traditional Mexican music around the world for 15 years.
The Ministry of Education and the Mexican Embassy have partnered with Copa Airlines and secured the support of private sponsors in Guyana to hold a free-admission Golden Jubilee Concert on Friday, May 27th, at 19:00 hrs at the National Cultural Center on Homestretch Avenue.
The repertoire for the night will be a set of popular and catchy songs including the sounds of guitars, trumpets, violins, accordions and folkloric instruments.
In order to provide a wider opportunity to enjoy Mexican music, “Internacional Mariachi Agave” will perform at New Amsterdam in Berbice and will hold a “Mexican Serenata” at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown.
In 2011, the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) recognised Mariachi as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. According to the selection committee: “Mariachi music conveys values that promote respect for the natural heritage of regional Mexico and the local history, both in Spanish and in indigenous languages.”
Doors at the NCC for the Mariachi concert on May 27th will open at 18:00 hrs on a first-come, first serve basis.