About Us

About Us

Mariachi Quetzal was founded in Geneva in 1994 by Mexican singer and guitarist Carlos Mancilla. He brought together different musicians from Mexico and Latin America to form a group with variable geometry, specializing in Mexican popular music: rancheras, boleros, corridos, huapangos and sones jalisciences.

 

Carlos left our world in 2014 after a long illness. Since then we have continued to faithfully honour and perpetuate the musical legacy he has left us.

 

Quetzal, a name of the ancient Aztec language (Nahuatl), means “feathered.” According to belief, it represents the divine powers. It is also the name of a bird with very colorful plumage living in southern Mexico and Central America. We chose QUETZAL as our group’s logo.

 

The Mariachis are the very essence of Mexican folklore and culture; they also bear witness to this with their traditional costumes, the charro.

Mariachi Quetzal uses typical instruments from the Mexican folk tradition: trumpet, violin, vihuela (five-string guitar), guitar and guitarron (Mexican bass guitar).

All our costumes come from Mexico City and are created by the master tailor Arreola, recognized by most of the great Mexican names: Mariachi Vargas of Tecalitlán, Vicente Fernandez, etc.

Our suits and sombreros, are similarly tone of color, same embroidery, buttons and same ties (moño). Mariachi Quetzal offers a unique sartorial harmony as well as a sumptuous aesthetic.

andreas

Andreas Wilcke

Singing, trumpet
Administrator director
christian

Christian Goza

Singing, guitar, vihuela, charango, cuatro, triple, flute, transverse flute, bamboo flute, Saxophone
Artistic and Music director
daniel

Daniel Rodriguez

Singing, guitar
eduardo

Eduardo Jimenez

Singing, trumpet, cuban guitar ``el tres``
hernan-linares

Hernan Linares

Singing, violin
christine

Christine Regard

Violin
francisco

Francisco Fernandez

Violin
tonali

Xihuitl Tonali

Singing, violin
juan

Juan Bracera

Singing, violin
giuseppe

Giuseppe Ferlita

Trumpet
alfredo

Alfredo Castillo

Singing, guitarron, violin
eric-franco

Eric Franco

Guitar
lucio-adame

Lucio Adame

Singer
Tomas Hernandez_

Tomas Hernandez

Singing, violin

Since 1994, Mariachi Quetzal has given more than 1556 concerts and animations.

In concert, we use more than a dozen different instruments.

13

Musicians

12

Instruments in total

1560

Concerts and animations