Cozumel

International Music in Plaza La Española

A pre-celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the arrival of Spanish explorers in Cozumel.

On Tuesday, May 2, the Foundation of Parks and Museums of Cozumel (FPMC) held a concert in the former bullring “La Española.” The events were part of the Festival of El Cedral and the pre-celebration of the 500-year anniversary of the arrival of Spanish explorers in Cozumel.

The local government of Cozumel, in coordination with the state government, hosted an artistic lineup for all tastes. On the evening of May 2, two great musical acts born in the 90s, made their appearance.

First to the stage was Moenia, the electro pop band, playing their songs “Dejame Entrar”, “Jamas”, “Juegos de Amor” and the most chanted by all the attendees: “Manto Estelar.”

Next up was the band Fobia, with Leonardo de Lozanne leading at the foot of the stage while the band played songs from their last album “Destruye Hogares.” They also performed classics such as “Hipnotìzame,” “Yo No Soy Buen Perdedor,” “Dos Corazones Laten Dentro de Mi”, “Descontrol”, “Vivo” and “Hoy Tengo Miedo.” They ended with the most requested of the night, “El Microbito”, which had been requested from the beginning.

The first event of the musical program included the participation of international groups Vàskez, La Banda que Manda, and La Ejecutiva, from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, whose performances took place at the Plaza de Toros.

The entertainment continued on May 3 with Alicia Villarreal, a great exponent of Mexican regional music. The festivities culminated on the Cozumelian stage where international singer Ana Torroja performed on May 6.

Eligio Càrdenas, a descendant of Casimiro Càrdenas, the founder of the El Cedral festival in 1848, had this to say: “This is a great tradition in force, a celebration of all of Cozumel, a feast that we are proud of and that we must keep for the rest of our lives.”

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