Mariachi Los Dorados
Canada's Premier Mariachi Los Dorados was established in the city of Vancouver , BC. It was founded on May 5 th 2003 by its director Alex Alegria, his goal was to bring to Canada the traditional music of Mexico , best know as Mariachi music. 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. One of the missions of Mariachi Los Dorados is to maintain and promote the beauty of Mexico through its traditional and uplifting music.
Los Dorados have been sharing the passion, love and respect for this internationally recognized art form. “There is something very mystical about mariachi music,” says Alegria. “It always tells a story, with its great mixture of culture, history, romance and elegance. It’s a musical style that brings people together, no matter who they are.”
For over a decade, Los Dorados have played at events and festivals across western Canada, in the US and Mexico, with feature performances at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, the 2011 and 2012 Calgary Stampede and a number of times at the Guadalajara International Mariachi Festival.
They have shared the stage with many international acts including Big Sugar, Mariachi Vargas and Mariachi Los Camperos, widely hailed as Mexico’s top mariachi groups. Their distinct look has landed them in commercials and they have been featured on CBC CTV, City TV, Global TV, Omni TV, Shaw Television and National TV stations in Mexico TV Azteca and Televisa.