The Instituto Municipal de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlán, the Mazatlán City Council and the Municipal DIF System, offered a very special day to senior citizens with the great celebration of the National Day of the Elderly, which had a great artistic cast as well as an important raffle of gifts.
Quimico Luis Guillermo Benitez Torres, the Mayor of Mazatlán, and Gabriela Peña Chico, President of the Mazatlán DIF System, graced this event which was broadcast on the official social networks of the Instituto de Cultura.
During his message, Químico congratulated the people who are celebrating this day, and invited their relatives to continue to pay attention to them, pamper them, all this with the relevant security measures due to the health situation caused by Covid-19.
The President, along with Mrs. Gabriela Peña Chico, inaugurated the gift raffle, an activity in which smart televisions, pedestal fans, microwave ovens, among other items considered home goods, were distributed.
Committed to society to bring culture and fine arts, as well as to the artistic community in these difficult times due to the health pandemic, the Instituto de Cultura directed by José Ángel Tostado Quevedo, presented an artistic cast for the occasion that was liked by those present at the virtual auditorium.
Installed in the Majestic Angela Peralta Theater, baritone Mario Canela interpreted “My Dear Old Man”, he was accompanied by the pianist Juan Pablo García.
The couple formed by Ercilia Cutiño and Manuel Trejo, showed signs of being great exponents of danzón by dancing a couple of songs, violist Fernando Montes de Oca gave this participation a plus.
With great feeling and a good voice, Víctor Salaiza Sánchez sang “Mi Vejez”, gaining the admiration of the audience.
Martha Alcaraz and Juan Carlos Santiago, members of the Classical Ballet Company of the Instituto de Cultura which is directed by Maestro Guillermo Carrillo, performed a choreography with the theme “El Corrido de Mazatlán”.
The artistic program closed with the duet composed by Madai Leyva and Luis Ornelas, who presented “Jacinto Cenobio” and a medley of songs.