Garibaldi was a Mexican pop group, who wore a free version of the traditional charro costume while singing modern version of traditional songs. Their dress and style of music caused controversy in their time. The name Garibaldi comes from Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City where mariachi bands can be found.The group remained active from 1988 through 1994. The group was created by mexican tv producer Luis de Llano Macedo during the celebration of the 175 years of Mexican Independence in the musical festival held in Acapulco, Guerrero.
In 1999 the group reunited to record Reunion 10, in celebration of their 10 years from their commence. The group was dissolved months later after a mild reception from the public.
In 2010 the group reunited for a second time to record Garibaldi Bicentenario, in celebration of the 200 years of Mexican Independence. However two of the original members abandoned the reunion project. At first Victor Noriega did not appear in the production release citing work exhaustion due to the completion of a recent soap opera. Patricia Manterola followed citing other work commitments as the cause of her departure. The remaining six members did perform a tour throughout Mexico and USA including the celebration of the independence day at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas on September 17, 2010.
The former members, and their current occupations are:
Sergio Mayer: Producer, Entrepreneur, Actor,
Victor Noriega: Actor,
Charly López: Actor, Restaurant Owner,
Xavier Ortiz: Actor, Model, TV Host,
Patricia Manterola: Singer, Actress,
Pilar Montenegro: Singer, Actress,
Ingrid Coronado: TV Host, Actress,
Luisa Fernanda: TV & Radio Host, Actress,
Katia Llanos: Entrepreneur, TV Host,
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