Jarabe Mexicano, a band featuring traditional mariachi as well as rock and roll hits and reggae classics, is performing a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the NAU Native American Cultural Center (Building 14).

The band honors the past while embracing the future with a mixture (jarabe) of traditional mariachi as well as popular dance genres. Music features boleros, huapangos, sones, rancheras and cumbias with lively percussion and harmonized vocals in Spanish and English. 

Thanks to lead vocalist Gustavo Alcoser; Mario Eguía on requinto; Kevin Lomes on vihuela; Chris Behrens on guitarrón; and Alejandro Tapia on percussion and guitar, Jarabe Mexicano hit the Latin music scene in 2015, electrifying audiences throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Co-sponsors include the Office of Native American Initiatives, the Native American Cultural Center and Latin American Studies.