The supernatural and magical make-up of The Mariachi Ghost consists of seven musicians and one dancer. The Winnipeg based band has been thrilling international audiences with their unique blend of Mexican folklore, prog-rock, and theatrical flare for close to ten years.
“Magical Realism” is the genre of Rencor Vivo. It is split into three parts: musical theatre, storytelling (a ghost story), and cultural hypnosis. The show brings the sounds and quality of antique Mexico to an English-speaking contemporary stage through the story about the rancor of life in a ghost town set in old Mexico. Influenced by works like ‘Doña Bárbara’ written by Rómulo Gallegos, ‘Pedro Páramo’ written by Juan Rulfo, and ‘100 years of solitude’ written by Gabriel García Márquez – The Mariachi Ghost will perform their latest musical work, embedded into a script that honors the elements of the genre and take you through an epic landscape full of archetypical characters whose bitterness, hope, lost promise and dreams exist in.
These works have consequently found their way into the hands, and soul of the lead singer (of The Mariachi Ghost) Jorge Requena Ramos. He is connected to the stories through geographic closeness to the town in which ‘Pedro Páramo’ is set. The family stories told by Requena Ramos’ grandfather closely resembles the ideas and characters in the book. This inspiration took the form of a musical album followed by a script, resulting in the theatrical combination that is Rencor Vivo (translates to The Living Hate).
September 15th @8:30 PM
September 16th @7 PM