Friday, September 29, 2023

Bust of Jorge Negrete unveiled in Revolucion Park

As part of the celebration of the 213th anniversary of Mexico’s independence, the government of Ensenada unveiled a bust of Jorge Negrete, one of the greatest exponents of folk music and actor of the golden age of cinema, in the Plaza del Músico. Mexican.

Mayor Armando Ayala Robles, accompanied by Councilor Norma Silva Aguirre, thanked the presence of Lorenzo Negrete, grandson of Charro Cantor, at this tribute, carried out at the request of the local associations of singers, composers and musicians that fill every weekend with music the public spaces of the community.

He specified that one of the goals of his administration is to strengthen roots and a sense of belonging so that new generations know, preserve and transmit Mexican traditions, including the legacy of great exponents of ranchera music.

Armando Ayala added that this bust contributes to the renovation efforts of the historic center, an area where more than 140 million pesos have been invested in improving streets, sidewalks, lighting, street furniture and the dignity of public squares and parks.

The artistic and cultural legacy of Jorge Negrete will be permanently remembered in this square, visited by Ensenada residents of all ages as well as domestic and foreign tourists. In this place we will unveil the golden microphone in November to commemorate Musicians’ Day, announced the first mayor.

The director of the Municipal Institute of Culture and Human Development of Ensenada (Imcudhe), Luca Garayzar Rodríguez, reiterated the importance of promoting artistic manifestations in public spaces, especially those that promote healthy recreation, family coexistence and love of nature. Hometown.

He emphasized that Jorge Negrete’s career deserves recognition since he has made Mexico’s name known worldwide through his music and films; In addition, he continues to be admired and loved by the population, among which the community’s singers, composers and musicians’ associations stand out.

On behalf of himself and his family, Lorenzo Negrete, grandson of Charro Cantor, thanked the award that the municipality and the government of Ensenada gave to his grandfather, a man who loved Mexico and brought folk traditions to different parts of the world.

The singer of ranchera music, who will also perform at the celebrations following the Independence Cry ceremony, praised the fact that at the municipal level culture and art are being promoted in public places since – he assured – such traditions should not be lost .

At the event, the mayor, accompanied by authorities and citizens, presented awards to singers, composers and musicians from Ensenada.

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