Mexico Beyond Mariachi is a multi-cultural ensemble of professional musicians, actors, dancers, and teaching artists whose love of Mexican traditions and way of life shines bright in every performance. Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that art and culture are an integral part of the development of every individual’s outlook on life. Personal engagement, community experiences, and the celebration of commonality are themes Mexico Beyond Mariachi bring to our shows as well as to our extensive arts-in-education offerings (residencies, workshops, and lecture demonstrations).
Mexico Beyond Mariachi was founded in 2005 in New York City and was quickly established as one of the leading providers of Mexican performance and education programs for young people and families in the New York Tri-State area. Every year, Mexico Beyond Mariachi performs in dozens of schools, theatres, and museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo del Barrio, Queens Theater, New Jersey State Museum, Newark Museum, and more.
In addition to our legacy of arts-in-education offerings, Mexico Beyond Mariachi also offers two theatrical productions: Trekking Mexico: Heartbeat of a Culture and our newest feature-length production SUGAR SKULL!
These programs are funded in part by the Ocean County Board of Commissioners and a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts administered by The Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission.