93 F
Mérida
Monday, August 2, 2021
###

Fiesta de la Música carries on a French tradition in Merida

Recent headlines

New permit allows restaurants in Yucatán to stay open longer

Yucatán's state government has announced that restaurants will now be allowed to remain for one hour longer, until 11 pm.

Will Yucatán’s love for cheese beat out its fear of COVID-19?

Event organizers have been quick to point out that they will be following all sanitary protocols, to protect vendors and patrons from COVID-19. 

Looking to buy ceramics? Look no further than Ticul

When entering the town on the road from the nearby town of Muna, you will notice a string of several shops ceiling ceramic crafts, plates, ornaments, and pots. 
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Electro pop-rock group Fergessen will perform in Merida’s music festival. Photo: Courtesy

Merida, Yucatan — Thirty-three free concerts, representing a variety of musical genres, begin today during the Alianza Francesa de Mérida’s eighth edition of the Fiesta de la Música.

The festival is Friday and Saturday at seven citywide venues. The complete schedule is on the French Alliance’s Facebook page.

The festival is modeled on France’s traditional Fête de la Musique, which has been going on for 38 years.

Merida’s music festival will include 28 musical groups, said Alexandre Guillochon and Mario Ancona Teigell, director and board president of the Alliance Française de Mérida, respectively.

In the meeting with the media, Guillochon said that the Fête de la Musique is one of the most iconic events in French cultural life; Merida’s version is happening at the same time as France’s.

“The goal is to promote and encourage the practice of music, more than anything from amateurs and not just professionals,” said Guillochon.

Performances will be held at venues that include the Centro de Artes Visuales, Palacio Canton and Santa Lucia park.

Among the musicians that will take part in this edition are RC Acustic, which will open the festival at noon at Bistro Cultural; Nos Somos Eles, Efrén Díaz Valadez, Beat 9, Dj Loup, Son Uno, Cedemus, Genodia, Las Goldman, Los Cawabonga y los Bohémikos, Hidróxido, Los Micos, Diux Band and Amaury León.

On Saturday night, Los Viajeros, Eduardo Villafaña, Purulo, Walo Concha, Los Primos, Docis Mérida, Fenrie, Les Potes, Catarsis Colectiva, Feed Back, Corvus, Percebes and Fergessen perform at Parque Santa Lucia.

Mario Ancona Teigell said that the idea of ​​the music festival is to carry out activities on the streets that unite everyone with a “universal language.”

In the press conference were Paola Guzmán Argáez, the city’s deputy director of cultural innovation; Juan Carlos Cervera, head of the Sedeculta music department; and Bernardo Sarvide Primo, director of the Palacio Cantón museum, which is participating for the first time in this event.

More news

A new way of looking at Yucatán’s famed Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá has gone from being thought of as simply one of many Mayan cities to nearly synonymous with Maya civilization itself.

Mérida will replace its airport with a new one, governor confirms

The Mérida International Airport in 2020 was in midst of a huge expansion and renovation. Photo: Sipse Mérida's...

Fundamental Arquitectura and the art of taking it slow

Zaida and Orlando have been creating narrative-heavy spaces in Mérida since 2015. With an important emphasis on public spaces, they have recycled iconic spaces of the city into new forms of living.

Progreso has welcomed its first cruise in over 16 months

Although only approximately 300 passengers disembarked from the ship, local and state authorities hailed the arrival of the Breeze as a victory and sign that Yucatán’s cruising industry is finally beginning to recover.