Mexico Beyond Mariachi was created 15 years ago to address the needs of NYC communities to know more about traditional Mexican performance culture beyond the stereotype.
What seemed so obvious was being overlooked! While Mexican influence is all around us, what do people really know about the traditions of Mexico’s music and dance culture? Or the origins of the stories, legends, and myths that are interwoven together? And how do we effectively communicate that knowledge to young audiences?
Responding to that need, MBM created an in-depth school performance and arts-in-education program that has reached over 100,000 students in over 250 schools and community venues on the East Coast.
Building on that success, MBM mounted their first full-scale touring show for performing arts centers in 2015 to further help tell the story to young audiences and families nationwide. Now is the time to reach new audiences with our message of equity, tolerance, and unity.
Mexico Beyond Mariachi premiered a new show SUGAR SKULL! A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adventure in a successful nine-city tour in fall 2018, which will be followed by a 30 city, two-month cross country tour in fall 2019. The company will continue to offer TREKKING MEXICO, A Journey Through the Heartbeat of a Culture in specific markets.