Dani Bander - Malviaje (Lyric Video)

What does a mariachi sound like that doesn’t sing rancheras?

In his music, Dani Bander questions what would happen if a mariachi distanced themselves from their traditional sound, if the trumpet and guitar players, dressed up in their "charro" garb, spewed punk sounds, if the violinists created psychedelic atmospheres by emitting distorted sounds, introducing what may be a complete reinvention of the Mexican identity.

That, in a nutshell, was "Malacopa", Bander’s debut solo album released in 2017. Produced by AJ Dávila (Davila 666), the album contains 10 songs that beg the questions: what does a mariachi that doesn’t mariachi sound like? For that, he’s described his sound as ‘Post-Mariachi’.

"Malviaje", the second single of Malacopa, was released in February of that year, their lyric video is an experiment of drawing and stop motion animation realized by Dani himself. The animation was made in the pages of a phone book, and it was inspired by the work of the artist William Kentridge.

  • Dani Bander
    Director
  • Dani Bander
    Writer
  • Dani Bander
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    350 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Mexico
  • Country of Filming:
    Mexico
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • OneRPM
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Dani Bander

What does a mariachi sound like that doesn’t sing rancheras?

What would happen if a mariachi abandoned their traditional sound? What would happen if the trumpet and guitar players, dressed up in their ‘charro’ garb, spewed punk sounds, if the violinists created psychedelic atmospheres.

After ten years as La Banderville’s frontman, Dani Bander started a solo career pointing out new musical horizons. His first LP ‘Malacopa’ is a painful album that resignifies the possibilities of the typical instrumentation of Mexican music and that enhances its vernacular filiation; finding out the all new Post-Mariachi sound.

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