Jarabe Mexicano: Dia de los Muertos

Mexican-American border band celebrates Day of the Dead at ABT in Billings

On Stage

Celebrate the vibrant Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), with Jarabe Mexicano, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings.

The Mexican-American border band is back on the road with their blended songbook of Mexican folk music, rock & roll, Norteño/Tex-Mex, Latin rock, and reggae-cumbia. Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, the band’s down-to-earth charm and harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained them acclaim from audiences across the country.

“Povoking, heartfelt, and engaging,” wrote Vilar Performing Arts Center of the band’s performance there, describing Jarabe Mexicano as “a season highlight that brought the community together in a way that we’ve never witnessed before.”

Jarabe, which translates as “concoction,” captures the nostalgic spirit of their border roots with their charismatic brand of “Bordeño-soul.” They’ve shared stages with guitarist and composer Louie Pérez of Los Lobos and have opened for internationally renowned acts like Gaby Moreno and La Santa Cecilia.

Lauded as cultural ambassadors by the Mexican Consulate in the United States, Jarabe Mexicano members believe every performance is an opportunity to create a deeper and more inclusive sense of community. Their programming for audiences of all ages features music and personal stories that highlight what it’s like to grow up along the US-Mexico border. From romantic ballads to exuberant dance music that will bring people out of their seats, this border fiesta will be one to remember!

Tickets are $32, $22 and $12, are available at the ABT Box Office, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, by phone at 406-256-6052; and on the ABT website at albertabairtheater.org.