Okanagan warms up with Mexican music

El Mariachi Los Dorados returns to the Okanagan in March for their third annual tour of the B.C. Interior

El Mariachi Los Dorados make their third annual spring tour of the Okanagan in March

Western News Staff

El Mariachi Los Dorados returns to the Okanagan in March for their third annual tour of the B.C. Interior, bringing with them a taste of the warmth and music of Mexico.

While mariachi is a traditional music style from Mexico, El Mariachi hails from Vancouver. They bring with them, though, the vibrant and lively sound of the music that is iconic of the south of the border experience.

Amongst all the music they will be bringing with them is a new song, destined for the Hispanic airwaves and composed by one of their own members, Diego Kohl, who spent his early years living with his expatriate parents in Ajijic, a small fishing village on the shores of Lake Chapala.

Ajijic Guapango shares the village’s name and was written by Kohl to honour his old home. Written in a traditional style, Kohl said the piece celebrates the peace, innocence and beauty of the Mexican people and the positive spirit of Mexico.

The tour starts in Salmon Arm and winds through the Okanagan to finish up at Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland on March 24. Tickets are available at Martin’s Flowers in Summerland and the Dragon’s Den in Penticton.

 

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