Once again this year’s Tequila Festival, held on Saturday May 4th at what is becoming known and recognized as the Whale Hill Amphitheatre, accentuated pure Mexican folklore with an impressive mix of food, music, voice, dance, costumes and lights….
After being blown away by last year’s premier presentation of pure and colorful Mexican Folkloric music, singing and dancing, it’s hard to believe how it could be topped this year. However, after speaking with Martín Martínez, head of the organizing committee again this year along with Laura Palacio and Carmen Martens, we’re convinced that everyone is in for a night of spectacular…
When the tight-knit Sonoran Resorts sales team decided to throw a surprise birthday party for their lovable multi-tasking sales admin assistant, Laura Valencia, they handled it with the same cool professionalism and warm family style harmony with which they handle their professional relations—cooperation, thoroughness and a dash of colorful Pizzazz!
We have a lot of events in Puerto Peñasco, most are colorful and fun. But there are several that seem to project the true culture of this great and historic country and people more than others. This year’s Tequila Fest was one of those. Maybe it was the location, maybe it was the way they laid it out, maybe it was the décor, and most likely it was the traditional folkloric performances by the dancers, singers and musicians that continued through the night showering the attendees, including many ex-patriots with color and sounds of the “real” Mexico we all came here to experience.
Shortly after the Mariachi band began playing, young Eliana Ramirez, just 7 years old, strolled over in front of the Mariachi group, raised a wireless mic to her lips, and with the confidence of a consummate professional, welcomed the small crowd of 50 or so early arrivals and announced the first song she was going to sing for us, ending it with “…and I hope you will like it!”