Murray Hill Talent represents some of the finest and most well respected Mariachi Band and musicians in Boston and throughout the greater New England area. Our Mariachi groups have performed for such notable audiences as former Mayor of Boston, Raymond L. Flynn, present Mayor Tom Menino, & Former President of Mexico, Dr. Salinas De Gortari. Music selection include Traditional Mexican Mariachi, Regional and Tex Mex selections. Their authentic costumes and music are impeccable. They dress in colorful serapes, boleros and sombreros of the Mexican ranchero.
Mariachi music originated with the Mexican cowboys, know as charros. The costumes worn by the musicians resemble the traditional work clothing of the charros. Their spirited songs not only convey the gaiety of their festive culture, but express the full range of emotions found in love, adventure and the life experiences of the Mexican people. Our groups are available in 3-9pc configurations and include such instrumentation such as guitarron, the guitarra and viguela (Mexican guitars), the trompeta, violin & accordian.
Mariachi groups are ideal for festivals, fairs, colleges, parades, wedding’s and theme oriented special events in Boston and all throughout New England
About Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a genre of music that originated in the State of Jalisco, in Mexico. It is an integration of stringed instruments highly influenced by the cultural impacts of the historical development of Western Mexico. Throughout the history of mariachi, musicians have experimented with brass, wind, and percussion instruments. In addition, sociohistorical factors have influenced the repertoire in terms of the performance of diverse regional song forms as well as the evolution of the performance attire. Mariachi is important to the study of Mexican music because, as an ensemble created during the colonial period, it found its essence during the postcolonial era, blossomed during the nationalist era, and has made a global impact in contemporary times. Throughout this development, particularly since the nationalist era, mariachi music has become emblematic of Mexican music by appropriating various Mexican regional song forms, experimenting in popular radio programs, appearing in the earliest Mexican films, and performing during presidential campaigns (Loza 1993, Turino 2003, Sheehy 2005, de la Mora 2006, Jáuregui 2007).