This is the only genuine, original, traditional and professional Mexican Mariachis group in Australia made, operated and composed of real Mexican born musicians.
The Directors of the group Victor and Shiraz Valdes, who have been performing around the world for 15 years, have been together since September 1997. They have created a fabulous unique show filled with tradition, choreography, colour and wonderful sounds. From the beautiful soft sounds of the harp, to the explosive rhythm of the rumba, this spectacular presentation has a great variety of numbers.
Victor Valdes is a professional musician, singer and dancer. As a solo harpist he has given concerts from San Diego to New York , from Paris , France to Caracas , Venezuela . For three years in a row he won 1st place in the National Folklore Dance Competition in Mexico City . Here, he is currently a dance teacher at the Sydney Dance Company.
Shiraz Valdes is a professional dancer who began training at the age of 5 in classical ballet, tap and jazz. She graduated from BAL (Ballet Australasia LTD) completing elementary grades. Shiraz has been specialising in Latin American rhythms since 1995. In 1997 she graduated from a teacher’s course at the Industrial School of Dance in Xalapa , Veracruz , Mexico .
Traditional and modern, Mexican and Latin American music and dance, Solo to eight musicians + dancers. The Real Mexico is run and operated by real Mexican professional performers living in Australia .
Amongst some of the professional credits of Victor Valdes we are proud to mention.
National Campaign TVC for Channel 7 in Australia
Citibank Airport Billboards Campaign
Feature Editorial Story on Good Weekend SMH
Harpers Bazar Covers Design Editorial Print
Sunrise TV “Fiesta” CH7
Heineken Beer World Cup Stills Rugby Player Euro RSCG
L&M cigarettes TVC Hero Dancer Baby Lemonade
Junction Boys Telemovie Pablo ESPN US Telemovie
Desayunos con Saldanas Featured Guest TV
Azteca CH13 Mexico
Gatorade TVC Baseball Player The Film Business
KFC Fiesta Pocket TVC Mariachi Singleton/Ignite Films
Chains of Love Dance Instructor Ten Network
Today Show Singer TCN9
Sunsilk TVC Dancer Indonesia
Un Nuevo Dia Variety Artist Canal 2 Televisa Mexico
Postcards Mariachi Guest TCN9
The Sydney Weekender The Mexican 7 Network
This professional Real and Authentic Mexican/Latin American group was formed by the perfect combination of talent, experience, and creativity. ‘The Real Mexico Mariachi Band’ has been performing in Sydney for a few years now. The director of the group Victor Valdes has been a professional musician for 15 years. He arrived directly from Mexico each September, from 1992 to 1997, for the Mexican Festival to perform traditional Mexican music, which included mariachi music as well as traditional Latin American Harp Music.
Arriving again in 1998, Victor is now based in Sydney and lives here permanently.