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Otoño cultural returns to Yucatán with over 83 events

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Activities ranging from theater to music and literature will be back after a year’s absence due to the COVID-19 contingency.

For this program, the Secretaría de la Cultura y las Artes invested over one million pesos. Loreto Villanueva Trujillo, head of the Secretaría, highlighted the importance of reopening these recreational spaces for Yucatecan families.

Cultural events which have taken place in previous editions of the festival. Photo: Courtesy

“They have a positive impact on our emotional health, while at the same time providing economic support to creators,” says Loreto.

Of the total number of events, there are 24 musical events, 30 theater performances, 8 dances, 9 literature gatherings, and 9 academic events, as well as 3 performing arts exhibits. 

Dancers perform for the 2014 del Otoño Cultural. Photo: Courtesy

The events will be distributed in the municipalities of Hunucmá, Izamal, Mérida, Motul, Progreso, Tecoh and Valladolid.

Cultural Autumn will begin on Wednesday 13th at 7:00 pm, at the “José María Traconis” theater in Valladolid, where singer María Medina will voice numerous melodies by Yucatecan composers, accompanied by the Ballet Folklórico del Estado and the vernacular group the Orquesta Típica Yukalpetén.

A large musical line-up has been prepared for the duration of the event. Photo: Courtesy

There will be 20 venues, such as the “Armando Manzanero“, “Daniel Ayala Pérez”, “Peón Contreras” and “Casa Tanicho” theaters; the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya de Mérida (GMMMM) and the Museo de Arte Popular de Yucatán, and the Palacio de la Música – Centro Nacional de la Música Mexicana, to name a few.

In regards to the musical line-up, the event will include performances from Malena Durán, Nocturbanda, Mérida Big Band, Juglares, Yahal Kab, Angélica Balado, Víctor Martínez, Mozú la Voz, Marilú Basulto, Yucatán Jazz Ensamble, Gianni Rivera, Los Trovadores de Yucatán, Conchi Garma, the Voces sin Fronteras choir, Marco Mendoza, María Teresa and Cacho Medina, among many others.

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