WHO WE ARE

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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 perfromance 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.

For the 18/19 season Mexico Beyond Mariachi will be premiering a new show SUGAR SKULL! A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure, and will also continue to tour TREKKING MEXICO, a journey through the heartbeat of a culture.

 

THE ENSEMBLE

  • Peter Basil Bogdanos

    (Co-founder, Executive Director)

    Narrator, Jarana, Percussion

  • Alda Reuter

    (Co-founder, Artistic Director)

    Dance, Flute, Percussion, Vocals