Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero will celebrate nearly seven decades of history with a concert on February 3 at the Chichén Itzá archaeological site on the Yucatan Peninsula, accompanied by figures such as Tania Libertad, Gaby Moreno and Paquito D’Rivera.
“At last the problems were finished and we are going to sing on February 3 in that magical place called Chichén Itzá,” the Yucatecan artist told Efe after archaeologists and intellectuals asked for the cancellation of the concert, initially scheduled for December 2.
Chichén Itzá, considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world, is the ideal place to celebrate almost 70 years of history “because it is a place of mine,” he said.
“How wonderful that an authentic Mayan who feels proud of the legacy of his ancestors is in that place, I knew Chichen Itza before they weeded him,” he said.
Since I was a child, “I am a fan of all my land called Yucatán,” added the author of “Somos novios”, “I am going to turn off the light” and “Contigo aprendí”.
A group of researchers and intellectuals requested the cancellation of the concert after noticing that the decibels would damage the Pyramid of Kukulkán, also known as the Castle, but the Archeology Council of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) authorized it in October.
The truth is that already in Chichen Itza have been sung by Luciano Pavarotti, Elton John and Sara Brightman. Manzanero himself participated on October 4, 2008 in the Concert of the Thousand Columns next to Plácido Domingo.
“Now it will be different because I will celebrate with my friends,” he says about the concert in which besides the Peruvian Tania Libertad, the Guatemalan Gaby Moreno and the Cuban saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera will be Alex Lora, the Yukalpetén Typical Orchestra and the Ballet Clasico de Yucatan
“I will finish with the musical history that I have, which was not so easy, but brilliant”, comments the author of “This afternoon I saw rain”, “I love” and other 500 songs that have been around the world in the voice of Luis Miguel, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, among others.