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Mexico celebrates International Mariachi Day

Mariachis in Mexico and around the world celebrate International Mariachi Day observed every Jan 21. 

Vicente Fernandez — a Mexican Charro like no other

For decades Vicente Fernandez has been recognized as the most popular vocal artist in Mexico, and indeed all of Latin America

Concert to celebrate the life of Armando Manzanero

On Dec. 28 Mérida's Palacio de la Musica will hold a special tribute to Yucatán's most beloved singer-songwriter on the first anniversary of his passing. 

Mérida to hold a week-long tango festival, starting tonight

Mérida's international tango festival is set to return for a full calendar week starting Nov. 25.

Mérida prepares to host its 2nd-ever free jazz festival

Promotional image for Yucatán's upcoming Resonancias Jazz festival. Photo: Courtesy Mérida is set to host the second edition...

The genius of Café Tacvba’s beautifully chaotic Re

After a first listen, I imagine many people would describe Re as bordering on the chaotic — it switches back and forth between genres as diverse as trova, ska, salsa, funk, and metal.

Live music is back at Yucatán’s restaurants and bars

e measure was put in place over a year and a half ago along with a series of other restrictions to help against the spread of COVID-19.

Otoño cultural returns to Yucatán with over 83 events

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

Jazz festival to make its comeback in Playa del Carmen this...

The festival will be of a hybrid nature, with some of the events being held online to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, city authorities announced.

Singer says authorities in Progreso tried to censor her new LGBTQ+...

The song in the video makes reference to “coming out of the closet” and a handful of scenes of the signer herself and two men wearing little clothing, but could hardly be called obscene.

New details cast uncertainty over Guns N’ Roses concert

Reports that the concert has not yet been approved by city or state authorities have dampened the spirits of many rock fans who have been skeptical about the October event ever since it was first announced.

New Spotify playlist devoted to Yucatan musicians

Swinga tu Madre at Bistro Cultural. The group is among several on a new Spotify playlist dedicated to artists from Yucatán....

New series based on the life of Armando Manzanero in the...

News of the upcoming show was announced on the national television show "Ventaneando" by Juan Pablo Manzanero, the son of the late singer-songwriter.

Fans hope Guns N’ Roses concert in Yucatán actually happens

Social media in Yucatán has been abuzz since news surfaced that Guns N' Roses would be performing at Xmatkuil in October.

Visitors and locals turn out at show to support traditional musicians

Funds were collected via 100 peso donations accepted during a video mapping show and theatrical performance held in front of downtown’s Casa de Montejo.

Trovadores hope that new online directory will help increase bookings

Trova in Yucatán dates back to the 19th century and derives in part from Spanish and Cuban influences. Photo: Courtesy

As musical competition launches, trovadores look to win big

Trovadores serenade the public down a Santa Ana street in Mérida in this 2019 file photo The nongovernmental...

Belle Delouisse turns a feminist anthem into a ‘love letter’ to...

Belle Delouisse has adapted a familiar song as a "love letter dedicated to women living on the Yucatán Peninsula." Photo: Courtesy

Check out the amazing voice belonging to this Merida girl, and...

Lea Garza can really belt out a tune. She sings well enough, in fact, to have recently won...

Tango benefit concert at San Pedro Church of Cholul

A Tango Concert for the benefit of the nonprofit organization EdúcaTE Yucatán AC takes place Monday.

Noche Mexicana celebrates 22 years with expanded show

Noche Mexicana is every Saturday night at the Remate de Paseo Montejo. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — Noche...

‘Pocket Concerts’ bring chamber music to the Palacio de la Música

Guitarist Cecilio Perera kicked off the first season of Conciertos de Bolsillo, or Pocket Concerts, a new chamber-music concept at the Palacio de la Música.

A free concert for Harry Potter, Queen and ABBA fans

Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — A free concert with an eclectic program ranging from ABBA and swing to...

Ricky Martin returning to Merida, this time for a public concert...

Merida, Yucatan — Pop star Ricky Martin is coming to Merida for the fourth time, but this time...