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The Mariachi Ghost

Friday, June 22 @ 12 midnight
Old Market Square

Hailing from Winnipeg, The Mariachi Ghost summon the ghosts of old Mexico through traditional Mexican song, haunting synths, and explosive guitar lines alongside rich harmonies, commanding lead vocals, and spectral dance. Their show leaps from anguish and longing to a raging fury in a heartbeat. The band started as an art project among friends in 2009 and has since grown to an internationally acclaimed touring act. Their first full-length album won "Best World Music Album" at the Western Canadian Music Awards and has received international radio play. The band’s upcoming work, “Rencor Vivo,” is inspired by Pedro Páramo, the iconic work of Mexican literature that inspired the magical realism movement in Latin America. Through the story’s lens, the band explores contemporary themes of toxic masculinity, prejudice and elitism. The Mariachi Ghost is currently expanding their artistic reach with a theatre play and 360 videos, as well as planning an international tour.