Mérida, Yucatán — The Children’s Orchestra and the Boys Choir of Yucatán will open the 2016 Trova Festival tomorrow with a concert that will pay tribute to the traditional music of the region.
The free concert, “Trovando,” which features nearly 80 singers of between 8 and 16 years of age, starts at 5 p.m. at the Teatro Jose Peon Contreras.
The purpose of uniting the groups is to promote Yucatán’s musical roots and encourage a new generation of artists, said Gaspar Gamboa Sosa, the director of the boys choir.
The three-day festival will bring many musical acts to the same theater.
The Ministry of Culture and the Arts announced Trovando will be followed Monday by “Tribute to the Greats of the Trova,” with established artists such as Yahal Kab, Los Juglares, Trovanova, Carlos Gil, Tony Espinosa, Maricarmen Pérez and Jesús Armando.
On Tuesday, La Orquesta Típica de Yucalpetén, directed by Pedro Carlos Herrera, will be accompanied by singers who have made their names with the Yucatecan songbook.