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Aleks Syntek promotes Mérida in new music video for his song “Eclipse Total.”

The music video was filmed at several of Mérida’s most iconic locations, such as the main square, the Peón Conteras theater, and the tower at the municipal palace

The singer explained during a press conference, “as the video is titled Eclipse de Luna  — lunar eclipse  — we had to film at night, but in the end, I think it worked … because most videos that promote the city are filmed during the day and its always fun to approach things from a different perspective.”

Syntek also remembered a recently deceased song legend.

“Speaking about Armando Manzanero is still really hard for me. Though he was closing in on 90, the last time I saw him he was incredibly energetic, full of vitality, and tremendously funny. He never slowed down and kept producing wonderful work up until the end.”

During the press event, Syntek also highlighted his love for Yucatán but admitted that he is not particularly knowledgeable about the region despite being born in Mérida in 1969. He left the peninsula with his family when he was still very young. 

Over the years, the pop singer has held many concerts in Mérida and headlined several events such as 2017’s Mayan Balloon Festival.

In a Zoom call with Syntek, Mayor Renan Barrera thanked the singer for all that he has done to promote Mérida and expressed hopes that once the COVID-19 pandemic has passed he would return for a concert. 

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