A Mexican Affair celebrates the relationship between Mexico and the United States and the beautiful cultural influence between both countries. The fusion of boleros, Latin rhythms and jazz is the perfect entertainment for an evening of delicious live music, candid stories, and spicy romance. The show features popular tunes written by Mexican composers and American composers inspired in Mexican themes. The thrilling fusion of rhythms and musical influences invites you to an adventure filled with passion, heartbreak, and a little dirty mambo!
Created and performed by Rafa Reyes, featuring songs by Agustín Lara, María Grever, Pablo Beltrán, Consuelo Velázquez, Frederick Loewe and Alan J. Lerner, Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr, Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne, and others. New arrangements by Musical Director Felipe Fournier; featuring Dan Martínez on bass, Hugo Moreno on trumpet, percussionist Guillermo Barrón, and Joel Mateo on drums. Originally Produced & Directed by Jeremy Williams.
Producing & Creative Team
Jeremy Williams, Producing Director
Kathie E.B. Elis, Dramaturge
David Preciado, Dramaturge
Zacil “Sassy” Nash, Dramaturge
Katie Rosin & Antonio Minino, Kampfire PR
Julietta Cervantes, Photographer
Ben Gabbe, Photographer
Lloyd Mulvey, Photographer
Vanessa Parrack, Outreach Manager & Stylist
Linda Artola, Outreach Associate
WT McRae, Graphic Designer
Kate Jaworski, Lighting Designer
Natalie Loveland, Wardrobe Consultant
Jenna Hokanson, Administrative Associate
Theo Boguszewski, Producing Fellow
Sarah Lyons, Producing Fellow
Rafa Reyes, Creator & Performer
Felipe Fournier, Music Director & Vibraphone
Hugo Moreno, Trumpet
Dan Martínez, Bass
Joel E. Mateo, Drums
Guillermo Barrón, Percussion
Julie Acosta, Trumpet
Ruben Coca, Drums
Melissa Denize, Singer
Jonathan Gomez, Percussion
Lauren Langbaum, Singer
Juan Felipe Mayorga, Drums
Jhair Sala, Percussion
Nedelka Sotelo, Singer
A MEXICAN AFFAIR DEMO
A Mexican Affair, created by Rafa Reyes.
All songs produced by Jeremy Williams & Felipe Fournier.
All songs arranged by Felipe Fournier.
Recorded at El Caldero Studio, Brooklyn, NY, on November 2nd & 3rd 2017.
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Sebastián Cruz.
1. "Sway" ("Quién Será") written by Luis Demetrio/Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953). English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
2. "Bésame Mucho" written by Consuelo Velazquez (1940). English lyrics by Sunny Skylar
3. "Granada" written by Agustín Lara (1932). English lyrics by Dorothy Dodd
4. "South of the Border" written by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr (1939)
Rafa Reyes: vocals
Felipe Fournier: vibraphone, jarana, pandero
Hugo Moreno: trumpet
Dan Martínez: acoustic bass
Joel Mateo: drum set
Jonathan Gómez: congas, güiro, peruvian box (cajón peruano), donkey jawbone (quijada)