The “Mexican Night” program of the Mérida City Council, currently led by Mayor Renán Barrera Concha, a reference for cultural traditions in the city, is celebrating its 26th anniversary this September, promoting regional folklore and the identity that characterizes our Mexican culture.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, a special program was held on Saturday, September 23, featuring the participation of singer Aeda Fernanda, who represented Yucatán on the TV show “La Voz México,” as well as soloists Saúl Herrera “El Charro Enamorado” and Yucatecan singer Reyna Adriana.
The program also featured joint performances by the Titular Folkloric Ballet and the Mariachi Real de mi Tierra, and to conclude, the Youth Folkloric Ballet with the MB Sinaloense Band, the latter presenting scenes from Sinaloa and Mexican songs. The program will start at 8:00 PM and last for three hours.
The first edition of the “Mexican Night” program took place on September 20, 1997, and since then, numerous local, national, and international artists and dance groups have shared their folklore and different music genres on the stage at the end of Paseo de Montejo, captivating families and tourists visiting the city.
Each week, the program attracts around two thousand people, a number that increases to three thousand attendees during special events and peak tourist seasons. Folkloric groups from different states in Mexico and also from other countries such as Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Belize, and Colombia have performed.
The artistic experience, which is part of the activities during Merida’s Week, is complemented by the exhibition and sale of regional crafts and cuisine.
On the other hand, the “Serenata Yucateca” program captivated with its music and folklore during its recent participation at the Fiestas Patrias Dolores Hidalgo fair in Guanajuato.
The Yucatecan delegation had two performances on September 17 and 18 within the framework of the traditional fair held in the birthplace of Independence in the Magical Town of Dolores Hidalgo.
During the first performance, Dolores’ Director of Culture and Education, Mr. Raúl Martínez Cortés, thanked Mayor Renán Barrera Concha and Director of Culture Irving Berlín Villafaña for sharing such beautiful regional traditions with the people of Guanajuato through the Serenata Yucateca.
Despite the cold weather during the two days, people came out and attended the performances held in the Main Garden of Dolores in front of the Nuestra Señora de Dolores Parish.
The Titular Folkloric Ballet performed various jaranas to the rhythms of 3×4 and 6×8, such as “Fiesta del Pueblo,” “Linda Cansahcabeña,” “Nicte Ha,” and “Mujeres que se pintan.” The Trovanova Trio did the same with Yucatecan trova songs like “Flor de Azahar,” “No” by Armando Manzanero, and songs by José Alfredo Jiménez. In Adalberto Pinzón’s voice, songs like “Despierta Paloma,” “Presentimiento,” “Gota a Gota,” and “Peregrina” were heard.