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Yucatecan Song Museum

10 april 2022
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Within the La Mejorada neighborhood there is a very peculiar museum, and it can even be said that it is the only one of its kind: the Yucatecan Song Museum. The sensitivity and romanticism of our music is so great that this museum was created exclusively to pay tribute to the great Yucatecan composers and performers who have existed throughout history.

With its motto: “A door to the world of romantic music”, it will welcome you at the entrance with a very special welcome committee: three life-size sculptures, which correspond to the characters of Pepe Domínguez, great composer, and Guty Cárdenas. and Ricardo Palmerín, both troubadours. This museum will show you more than 50 oil portraits of composers, performers, poets and promoters of Yucatecan song, forged with enormous influence of Cuban and Spanish music.

We recommend you visit all the rooms, since in each one there will be something that will captivate you, such as the composers' personal objects, letters, manuscripts and even instruments that belonged to them. If you are a music and history lover, you will love old songbooks and original sheet music!

 

And you will think, "but why a museum dedicated exclusively to this music?" The answer is simple: trova is considered "cultural heritage of the people of Yucatán", and in this museum you will find its greatest Yucatecan exponents. Some characters worth mentioning are: Ricardo Palmerín, Guty Cárdenas, Cirilo Baqueiro Preve "Chancil", Ermilo Padrón López, Juan Acereto, Armando Manzanero and Pastor Cervera.

 

As you go through the rooms, you will find guitars, phonographs, violins, song lyrics, documents, papers, black and white and color photographs, testimonies, medals, trophies and a huge world full of musicality and Yucatecan ingenuity. You can even listen to musical pieces in different rooms while you enjoy the tour.

Within the facilities of this museum there is a video room, a gliptotheque, where 10 busts are exhibited; a cafeteria, a covered theater for various activities, and a store “so that the public can purchase records, cassettes, videos, songbooks and postcards.”

The Yucatecan Song Museum is undoubtedly one of the most important in our country due to its invaluable collection, made up of donations and musical objects that are in custody and are the property of the descendants or relatives of composers and performers.

Founded on November 5, 1978, at the initiative of Doña Rosario Cáceres Baqueiro de Manzanilla, granddaughter of the composer Cirilo Baqueiro Preve “Chan-Cil”; It is open to the public in the La Mejorada neighborhood and offers trio and troubadour recitals weekly. Don't miss them!


La Mejorada Park
Calle 57 #464 x 48, Center
Tuesday to Friday 9am - 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 3 pm
Admission: $20 pesos (free on Sundays)

Alicia Navarrete

Author: Alicia Navarrete

Communicologist born circumstantially in México City, but who says “uay” since 1985. Life has allowed me to see the world, which in turn has allowed me to discover how much I love the place where I live

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