The Covid-19 pandemic prevented Armando Manzanero from taking part in the homage he designed himself for the Tianguis Turístico 2021 in Mérida. participated
MÉRIDA.- The Tribute to Armando Manzanero that was at the opening dinner of the Tourist Tianguis 2021 was developed and prepared by himself Yucatecan composer. And it is that initially it would be an event where he would be the star and that due to the pandemic turned into an a. became posthumous homage.
Michelle Fridman Hirsch, Secretary for Tourism Development of Yucatán, announced this by sharing photos of the show on her Instagram account, which took place last Tuesday at Hacienda Xtepén.
And as will be remembered, it was announced in March 2019 that Mérida will be the headquarters of the Tourist Tianguis in September 2020. At this point Manzanero received the invitation.
“A little over two years ago I got that Teacher Armando Manzanero I wanted to pay tribute to him in life as part of the Tianguis Turistico. He (as always in love with his country and obliged to help) agreed. And so we got more than 15 talents from different latitudes, ”recalls Michelle Fridman.
“We were ready when we did pandemic, forces us to postpone everything. We never thought that the world would change so much from that moment on, but yes, the whole world has changed and, among other things, dear Armando has left us, ”added the official.
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And on December 28, the Yucatec composer died as a result of the Covid-19. Days earlier he was in Mérida to unveil a statue in his honor and to inaugurate the “Casa Manzanero”.
“When we were able to set a date for the Tianguis 20 months later, despite the tremendous challenges we had been through, we decided to continue with this tribute; it would no longer be WITH Manzanero, but it would still be For him“wrote the organizer of the presentation.
As we reported, the show was called “The Yucatan night“. Ana Torroja, Alex Lora, Aleks Syntek, Margarita” The Goddess of Cumbia “, Ximena Sariñana, Susana Zabaleta, Benny Ibarra, Francisco Céspedes, María León, Pandora, Filippa Giordano, Diego El Cigala, Aída Cuevas. And Matisse, published sang the songs of Manzanero, as well as the Yukalpetén Typical Orchestra.
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