With a large cast, the Government of Mazatlán offered a fun Mexican fiesta to thousands of attendees who gathered this Friday, September 15th, on the esplanade of the Plazuela República to commemorate the 213th anniversary of the Cry of Independence.
The cast, bathed in sweat but never losing their vitality and smile, sang and danced for more than seven hours to cheer up the port’s public but also the tourists gathered in the central square.
The production of the show was carried out by the Instituto Municipal de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlán, which offered a fluid program, nourished with the joy and color of typical dances from different regions of Mexico, brave singing, the romanticism of the bolero, the best of pop in Spanish, disco music, Sinaloa banda and Colombian cumbia.
The fiesta began at 6:30 p.m. before an audience that grew from less to more and when eleven at night arrived, at the time of the traditional Cry of Independence in the voice of the Municipal President of Mazatlán, Edgar González, the crowd covered the square and surrounding streets.
After praising the heroes who gave us our Homeland, an amazing shower of fireworks began to light up the sky to the amazement of people of all ages.
Participating in this party were: El Asul de la Banda, the Folkloric Ballet of the Instituto de Cultura, directed by Maestro Javier Arcadia, the Youth Folkloric Ballet of the Municipal Arts Center, directed by Maestro Erik Carrillo, Las Chelas Mazatlecas, Heidi Herrera and her group Manhatlan, La 100% Explosiva Sonora Dinamita and Banda Los Nuevos Santa Rosa; everyone left their soul on the stage.
The first artist to take the stage was El Asul de la Banda, accompanied by his Sinaloan band, who delighted with songs such as: La Culpable, Vamos pa’ la Conga, Mi Carnaval, La Primera Que Llama, Al Fin Me Arme de Valor, among others, songs with which he made the attendees sing with emotion.
The hosts Memo Osuna and Karen Román spread their joy and on each occasion that they introduced the entire cast.
In pure Sinaloa style, the playful Folkloric Ballet of the Instituto de Cultura de Mazatlan directed by maestro Javier Arcadia, had its first participation and provided touches of this land by distilling talent with the choreographies: Mazatlán, Sinaloa Contemporáneo, La Danza del Venado, El Costeño, El Sauce y la palma, and Aires de Sinaloa.
Because disco music is also art and is liked by the people of the port, Las Chelas, an all-female group, sang and played great hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Songs like I will survive, a hit by Gloria Gaynor, September, Stayin Alive, Thats the way I like it, Dancing Queen, Disco Inferno, among others, making the attendees sing, dance and jump, leaving a great atmosphere on the esplanade.
Once again Mexican folklore was present and the Folkloric Ballet of the Instituto de Cultura, directed by Maestro Javier Arcadia and the Youth Folkloric Ballet of the Municipal Arts Center, directed by Maestro Erik Carrillo, provided a great musical spectacle with pieces such as : Que bonita es mi tierra, Las abajeñas, El Sihualteco, and El Toro viejo, among others that revived the love for this nation.
In the same musical number, soloists Manuel Salas and Ángel Ávila performed: Que bonita es mi tierra, Se me olvidó otra vez, La Vikina and México lindo y querido, receiving loud ovations.
Heidi Herrera and her group Manhatlan, came with the show “Lo que cantamos las mujeres” and in pure Mazatlecan style, all the attendees sang the songs by composers such as Alberto Aguilera (Para que me haces llorar, Inocente pobre amiga, Que me vas a dar), Marco Antonio Solís (Tu Carcel), Gloria Trevi (Con los ojos cerrados).
The most sensational group of the night was 100% Explosiva Sonora Dinamita, who with Colombian cumbia, salsa, ballads and a great atmosphere, starred in a great night.
They opened the dance with La Cadenita, then performed Que Nadie Saba, and El Cucu, and then gave the first surprise of the night by performing “Mazatlán”, a song that was a hit in the voice of international Mike Laure to the rhythm of cumbia.
They continued with ballads like Que Bello, El Hombre que yo amo, to return to cumbias and with El Viejo del Sombrerón, they interacted with the public to awaken happiness among the public.
The Mexican fiesta ended with the participation of the successful Banda Los Nuevo Santa Rosa, by Ernesto Soto, from Guamúchil, Sinaloa, who within their repertoire performed their glorious songs: A veces, Suena la banda, Besitos en el cuello, Aunque te enamores, Veinte mujeres, Sin Necesidad, Si yo Fuera Ladrón and to conclude they played El Corrido de Mazatlán, while it was early in the morning people were reluctant to leave the square.