There are many theories about the origin of the term mariachi but there is little doubt that the music is uniquely Mexican. The instruments violin, trumpet and vihuela come from Europe but the guitarron was a local adaptation. The deep passionate folkloric expression unites the indigenous, mestizo and Spanish cultures in a glorious musical celebration. The more recent “CHARRO” outfits (Mexican cowboy) add to its glamour and allure.
Mariachi combines rhythms or sons from all off the regions of Mexico, giving it an exciting variety of styles and sounds capturing the beauty and passion of both old and modern Mexico.
Mariachi “Serenata Mexicana” was founded by Ariel de la Rosa in 2006. Ariel de la Rosa is a fourth generation of Mariachi musician drawing on over a century of inspiration. His great great grandfather (Ines Renteria) started the tradition in the mountains of Jalisco and his grandfather brought his considerable talent to the border areas of Baja California, and his father and uncles brought it to the USA in the 70’s. Ariel started the mariachi musical tradition learning the vihuela, violin, guitarron from age 4 until he master the trumpet and made it his own. His started his own band in primary school and was teaching friends and classmates by age 12. From high school on he play in Restaurants, concerts and private presentations. His formative years were spent with his uncle (Jose Hernandez) an Mariachi “Sol de Mexico” which is the gold standard of Mariachi in the USA. With them he launched his international career playing with such Latin Icons as “CELIA CRUZ, JOSE JOSE, EL PUMA, VICKY CARR, and ANA GABRIEL”. He also provided back up vocals for the “MAMAS AND THE PAPAS” John Phillips last album and played in the Latin Grammys in 2004.
Since opening his own family Restaurant Serenata Mexican Bar and Grill in Palm Desert in 2006 he continue his trajectory playing behind Linda Ronstadt in her “CANCIONES DE MI PADRE” tour 2008, the same year played the “ALMA AWARDS” and was among the head liners in the International Mariachi Festival ’08 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Ariel brought his considerable talent and passion for music to Palm Desert and has played numerous local concerts and private presentations much of the delight of his fans and patrons. He assembled his current band from several accomplished friends, musicians he meet along his musical journey. This production album is the culmination of his recent musical experience. He plays trumpet and sings on most of the tracks and lent his own particular contemporary twist to the musical arrangements. We hope the variety and talent shown here will lead Ariel and his friends to furthersuccess and will inspire the listener to explore the Mariachi Experience.
Ariel De la Rosa: Representative
We have accompany many artist and have record also on a couple albums as a guest.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 50 minutes
You will experience the most traditional Mexican music, play by the best musicians of Mariachi Serenata.
We need a good nice space we are all acoustic
CDs For Sale
Mariachi De corazn
2006: 86 gigs
2007: 122 gigs
2008: 115 gigs
2009: 105 gigs
2010: 135 gigs
2011: 145 gigs
2012: 185 gigs
2013: 195 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Band Member Wanted, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Concert Venue, Convention, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Quinceañera, Sporting Event, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop