Eclectic!! The paradigm shift in mariachi music has occurred here and now...and its name is Mariachi Magia de Roberto Rivera. Finally a mariachi cd that rivals the most "contemporary" music productions. While mariachi music in its growth and popularity has been called a "phenomenon," Magia's cd is created to express the latest evolution in mariachi genre.
Magia means "magic." Magia found it necessary to reinvent itself when the group relocated in 1992 from Tucson, Arizona to Orlando, Florida, where its global audience challenged the group's repertoire: Magia respected, appreciated and agreed with its audience, inevitably shaping a fresh style of mariachi music appealing to the masses from all over the world.
Magia's "Eclectic" production was headed up by both the producer and musical director of Mexico's Icon Juan Gabriel. The "shift happens" with Producer Vavy Lozano and Arranger Rigo Gomez, taking Magia beyond the stronghold of mariachi repertoire. The selection of the music by Vavy Lozano and director Roberto Rivera demonstrates the versatility of the genre of mariachi music, its musicianship and vocals.
The integrated style of mariachi and contemporary music will make you feel the M A G I C!!! Eclectic features in huapango style "Mi Frida Sufrida," the story of Frida Kahlo, another Mexican Icon ...The broad variety of styles and rhythms together with the traditional huapango and ranchera also includes grupera, bachata, cumbia, country western, latin pop and even a mild rap!
All the while, Mariachi Magia remains an authentic interpreter of the ambassadorial music of Mexico because, "it's who we are."