Rene Benavides

Mr. Mariachi


Mariachi music arranger, director educator, researcher and performer for 46 years.

2-album recordings (cassette)

1 karaoke recording project

Several mariachi conference recordings and reference sheet music

Guitarron teaching DVD

Vihuela teaching DVD

and 1 45 single

Published Mariachi Vocabulary Book

Produced Mariachi Guitar method book with Rafael Palomar former M Vargas member.

Cast member of the “American Mariachi” theatrical play


Artist Statement of Work

Tell us about your work (style, approach, philosophy, subject and/or theme):

My driving ambition and passion is to promote and preserve the unique artistry of authentic mariachi music.

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