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.
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.
After running into Dianne & Greg and visiting for a bit we headed over to calle Venus, where we watched the Chadoma Social Club.
Then we headed over to the Plazuela Machado, where we enjoyed the Camerata Mazatlán.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!