Located on Calle 57 near Calle 50, the Museo de la Canción Yucateca is one of the great places to visit in Mérida – and fundamentally important as an archive for researching music for The Mapmaker’s Opera!
The museum was founded on November 5, 1978, at the initiative of Mrs. Rosario Caceres Baqueiro Chamomile, granddaughter of the composer Cyril Baqueiro Preve “Chan-Cyl”.
The song, ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ from Act I of the musical – which I’ve written about in a previous post – is specifically inspired by the style of music called Trova Yucateca. Of course, I’m not myself writing, or attempting to write original ‘Trova’ but adapting some of the musical elements of the style into a Broadway soundscore. At any rate, it’s not a good idea to attempt to Continue Reading →