Mariachi Del Sol – Canada’s most outstanding Mexican Music Ensemble. The band was founded in 1992 by a mixture of Mexican and Canadian musicians to blend the traditional styling with the classical panache, from soft romantic ballads to the lively ranchero songs.
The core musicians of Mariachi Del Sol (El Mariachi Canadiense) are: Founder, Octavio Carrillo, Johnny Guzman, Eduardo Rincon, Miguelito Valdes, Jamie Croil, Antonio Bernal, Cameron Wilson, Mark Ferris, Robert Clark and Sandra Fiddes.
Many other Mexican and Canadian colleagues have worked with the band over the years and continue to do so. It is also their contributions that have helped this ensemble evolve into what it is today. Since its formation Octavio Carrillo and its Mariachi Del Sol had performed at countless public, private & charitable functions in Canada, Mexico and other countries, in front of all type of audiences.
- • The Vancouver International Dragon Boat Festival – Several Years
- • Mexican Independence Day Celebrations 1992 – 2012
- • Cinco de Mayo Celebrations 1992 – 2012
- • Canada Day 1992 – 2012
- • President Ernesto Cedillo Visiting Canada 1995
- • A P E C Meeting in1997
- • New Millennium Vancouver’s First Night Festival @ Science World
- • For The Vancouver Canuks Kid’s Foundation– GM Place – 1997
- • Representing Canada at the: International Congress of Mariachi music in Guadalajara City www.mariachi-jalisco.com.mx, Mexico 2001 & 2002. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary
- • In September 2004 & 2005 MARIACHI: The Sprit of Mexico along with Mariachi de America & The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver,
- • In 2005 & 2010 – Concerts with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra @ The UVIC Farquhar Auditorium in Victoria BC
- • President Vicente Fox Visiting Canada 2005
- • Arnold Schwarzenegger Visiting British Columbia – 2007
- • The CAPITAL EXPO Northlands Park Edmonton Alberta 2006
- • The EXPO LATINO – Calgary Alberta – 2006-2007
- • For The Vancouver Canuks – GM Place – 2008 & 2009 – Hokey Night in Canada
- • Orpheum Theatre with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, 2008 – Show called: MARIACHI Mexican Tradition
- • March 2010 – Mariachi del Sol performed with The Victoria Symphony Orchestra @ The UVIC Farquhar Auditorium in Victoria BC
- • 2010 at The Vancouver Winter Olimpic Games: Robson Square
- • Many other festivals in Canada, TV & Movie productions, hundreds of weddings, parties and corporate events.
- • On the 2012 Mariachi del Sol celebrated its 20th Anniversary