The Mariachi Ghost


The Mariachi Ghost, from Winnipeg, Canada, summon the ghosts of old Mexico through traditional Mexican song, haunting synths and explosive guitar lines, alongside rich harmonies, commanding lead vocals and spectral dance. Their show leaps from anguish and longing to a raging fury in a heartbeat.

The band started as an art project among friends in 2009 and has since grown to an internationally acclaimed touring act. The Mariachi Ghost has played festival stages such as Interstellar Rodeo, the Pan-American Games and the Winnipeg Folk Fest mainstage. The band has performed at SXSW, Tallinn Music Week, Mundial Montreal and Breakout West.

Their self-titled debut album won the "Best World Music Album" at the Western Canadian Music Awards and received international radio play. In 2015, they collaborated with legendary film director Guy Maddin to create a music video. The band’s upcoming work “Rencor Vivo” is inspired by Pedro Páramo, the iconic work of Mexican literature that inspired the magical realism movement in Latin America. Through the story’s lens, the band explores contemporary themes of toxic masculinity, prejudice and elitism. The Mariachi Ghost is currently expanding their artistic reach with a theatre play and 360 videos as well as planning an international tour.


Vocals, Guitar / Jorge Requena
Lead Guitar / Rafael Reyes
Dance, Percussion / Alexandra Garrido
Jarana, Vocals / Gabriel Fields
Bass, Vocals / Adam Kroeker
Drums, Vocals / Ian Mikita
Percussion, Vozarrona, Acc. Guitar, Vocals / Bruce Berven
Keys, Trumpet, Vocals / Tim Friesen





Past Dates

Nov 15, 2016    Cabaret Lion d'Or (Mundial Montreal)    MONTREAL, CANADA
Nov 12, 2016    Times Change(d)    WINNIPEG, CANADA
Oct 15, 2016    The Artful Dodger    REGINA, CANADA
Oct 14, 2016    The Owl    REGINA, CANADA
Sep 08, 2016    West End Cultural Centre    WINNIPEG, CANADA
Aug 12, 2016    The Good Will    WINNIPEG, CANADA
Jul 30, 2016    Assiniboine Park    WINNIPEG, CANADA
Jul 23, 2016    Interstellar Rodeo Edmonton    EDMONTON, CANADA
Jul 15, 2016    Harbourfront Centre    TORONTO, CANADA
Jul 01, 2016    Canada Day at the Forks    WINNIPEG, CANADA
Jun 16, 2016    Winnipeg International Jazz Fest    WINNIPEG, CANADA
May 20, 2016    Royal Ontario Museum    TORONTO, CANADA
Apr 23, 2016    Times Change(d)    WINNIPEG, CANADA
Mar 19, 2016    The Music Ranch    AUSTIN, TX
Mar 18, 2016    SXSW International Day Stage    AUSTIN, TX
Mar 17, 2016    Canada House (SXSW)    AUSTIN, TX
Mar 17, 2016    Manitoba Music (SXSW)    AUSTIN, TX
Mar 05, 2016    Vangelis Tavern w/ Felipe Gomez,     SASKATOON, CANADA
Mar 04, 2016    The Exchange w/ Quique Escamilla    REGINA, CANADA
Feb 13, 2016    Festival du Voyageur w/ Andino Suns    WINNIPEG, CANADA


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by The Mariachi Ghost

A song about teenage love inspired by one of the Mexican literary masterpieces...

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The Mariachi Ghost

by The Mariachi Ghost