It was a great night of music…

June 12, 2011

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The 2011 Dia de la Musica was a great success!  We enjoyed ourselves and saw some wonderful performances and a fun art exhibit, too!  The picture at the top was from the art exhibit a la vuelta de Venus – on the corner of Venus and callejón del Lazo.  I’ve also made a photo album with more pictures, here.

The evening started out late – well the music was to start at 7 and even though we left the house at 7:15 no one was playing.  We headed down to the water to watch the sunset and feel the breeze and wait a bit.  The waves were pretty big, probably still because of the now much diminished Adrian.

On any of the videos, once you hit play you can move the slider from 360 to 720HD for a much better quality video.

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The first stage where we found music was in front of the art museum on Veustiano Carranza.  The group Suncai Gitano was performing a tribute to Joaquin Sabina.

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After running into Dianne & Greg and visiting for a bit we headed over to calle Venus, where we watched the Chadoma Social Club.

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Then we headed over to the Plazuela Machado, where we enjoyed the Camerata Mazatlán.

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We were a bit thirsty and the music was still audible over by Fish Taco so we sat down for a cold beer.  I took a bit of video of people walking by under the lovely yellow blossoms of the tree nearby.

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Thus refreshed, we headed over to calle Venus again, this time to hear the Lori Davidson Group.  The video below is of bass player Ken Embrey, he is amazing.

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I realized I hadn’t taken any video of Lori, so there is a quick one here that shows her amazing voice. She’s a fantastic guitarist, too.

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Then we headed back to the Plazuela Machado to listen to Pumcayo, a group from Guadalajara.  We loved them.  Check out the video below where one musician is playing a banjo with a bow!

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We ambled around a bit more but I don’t have any more videos.  I hope you enjoyed a little tour!  Oh – for those of you who don’t know Mazatlán, here is a map that shows the venues so you can see Centro is quite compact and a great place for this event!

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12 Comments
    1. It was great to run into you guys – two years in a row! We loved the artwork again this year – I got a spot on the sidewalk and just watched this guy turn nothing into something in ten minutes – it was amazing. We ended up at the banda stage (I know we are predictable). We went upstairs at the place on the corner (never remember the name), had some apps and liquid refreshments before heading to the street for dancing. The crowd was visited by a giant Pacifico Bottle, Tecate can, salt and lime. Was that Zoe and or Sandy? They were a crowd favorite.

    1. Well, it is nice to know what happened to Snow White. I always imagined she would have a more colorful life in her future. It appears she dumped The Prince in favor of The Good Times.

    1. Greg, I was SUPPOSED to go out..first to meet YOU guys for a drink and then don the costume, but I elected to be a lagger and stay home.(I explained to Dianne earlier) First time we have missed this event, but I can see it now via Nancy. The group I was supposed to be with said they were a great hit but it must have been HOT in those pinatas! Now I understand I am recruited to go as a chili pepper and meet a few airplanes. Sheesh!

    1. Yea, that was Sally, Chris, Dan and I. One one hand, probably the most silly and humiliating thing I have ever done in my life. On the other, my face hurt from smiling and laughing all night! It was a really fun evening. Great videos, Nancy! Thanks for sharing, as always!

    1. What fun you have in Mazatlan! Wonderful pictures and videos, a great event and it sounds like everyone enjoyed it.

      1. Greg, Hi again, sounds like you had fun, we were much more sedate than you I guess, we didn’t dance at all!

        Steve, The artist just used his imagination, I think!

        Zoe, You missed some fun but I would have thought twice about a piñata costume, too!

        Sans, You always bring the party with you I think! Sorry I missed your performance!

        Jonna, We always have fun in Mazatlan. When we first moved here we thought it was a place to stay for five years or until we figured out where we really wanted to live in Mexico. We can’t imagine living anywhere else, now. (Well, except in Sept and Oct)

    1. How fun! I love the pic of Snow White! I think I know what I’m going to dress up as for Halloween. 🙂

      1. Leslie, I think you will make a gorgeous Snow White!

        Linda, It is a really fun evening, you’re welcome to stay with us, you know.

    1. I’ve never been to Mazatlan, but after watching your videos, I’d really like to consider traveling there.

    1. Thank you Nancy for keeping us tuned in to Mazatlan even while here in Canada. It really helps with the withdrawal symptoms. Great videos, I see a new profession in your future:)

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