Approximate running time: 2 hours
125 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4
Los Dorados is Canada’s premier 10 piece mariachi ensemble. Los Dorados is an all-star collection of musical talent playing the finest of Mexican traditional music, with their own unique northern twist.
Since 2003, under the leadership of bandleader, vocalist and guitarist Alex Alegria, 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.
Los Dorados have produced 3 full-length albums “Guadalajara”, “ Si Tu Te vas” and “ Los Dorados “ , this 2022, Mariachi Los Dorados presents a mix of top hits and standard repertoire, including traditional songs and classical works, in a new show “ Viva Mexico “
! Viva Mexico ! a cultural musical journey enriched with traditional dancers will take you back to experience the history and beauty of Old Mexico.