Nuevo Mariachi finds Omar Naré completely redefining an art form. Blending traditional mariachi music with hints of jazz, soul, and pop, Naré is traveling uncharted territory. At the heart of the genre is a search of what’s next and a new way of thinking – an adaptation of the present and centuries of traditions.
Naré’s unique take on the mariachi genre mixes his upbringing in Sanger with a pop sensibility, inspired by the likes of Sade and Sting. He began singing professionally before he was 13. Two years later, his debut album sold 5,000 copies. He’s worked with Grammy Award-winning producers and helped develop Kompaz, a 25-person flamenco pop production. Most recently, Naré worked with violinist Patrick Contreras and choreographer Jasmín la Carís to handcraft VIVO, a composition mixing dance, violin, rock, and mariachi to tell the story of the Central Valley’s unmatched culture.
Naré will bring his unique blend of sophisti-pop and mariachi traditions to the John W. Dodson Theatre on Saturday, February 17. Nuevo Mariachi kicks off at 7pm. Delicious eats and drinks will be available at 6pm. Advance tickets are available for $20, or a couple’s price of $35, at Bitwise South Stadium during normal business hours or at nuevo.eventbrite.com.