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New Photos Show Little Progress at Peón Contreras

The first step will likely be to open the theater's lobby, where cultural activities such as art shows have often been held.

In a stand against drugs and violence, Cancún restaurants ban music...

Narcocorridos draw from traditional Mexican folk music styles, such as the corrido and banda, but with storytelling lyrics that celebrate the exploits of drug traffickers.

Curtain rising on a more Yucatecan Yucatán Symphony Orchestra

These changes include a shift in musical programs to include more Yucatecan, Mexican and female composers, as well as the use of non-traditional venues.

Yucatán’s symphony moves to a new venue for the rest of...

Yucatán’s state symphony orchestra will perform the remainder of its September-December program at the Palacio de la Música.

Unreleased song by Armando Manzanero to be auctioned as an NFT

A song by the late Yucatecan composer Armando Manzanero is set to be auctioned off as an NFT. 

Swinga Tu Madre brings Romani, French, and Latin beats to Mérida

Swinga Tu Madre a not-so-subtle play on words on an extremely common phrase one may use when cut off in traffic. Let's leave it at that. 

For string trio at Boutique Hotel, face masks are still required

Those intimate concerts at the Hotel Boutique by the Museo are back starting 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Beethoven's String Trios and Bach's Goldberg Variations...

Beloved Mexican-Argentinian singer Diego Verdaguer dies from COVID-19

The Mexican-Argentinian singer Diego Verdaguer, 70, died Thursday night in Los Angeles, California, after losing his battle with COVID-19.

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

Mérida is set to host the second edition of its Resonancias Yucatán Jazz festival. The event will take place Nov. 26-29 at several Centro venues...

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

The music streaming service Spotify finally has the playlist you've been waiting for: Oye Yucatán. The eclectic playlist, devoted solely to groups and music originating...

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

Before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, trovadores and tríos were ubiquitous in Mérida’s downtown parks and plazas. Now, to help Yucatán's traditional musicians take...
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