With SOUND MEDIA FUSION and ESTANTIA PRODUCTIONES
The 200th anniversary of Mexico’s independence and 100th anniversary of it’s revolution was an absolute honor to be a part of.
On the night of September 15, 2010 around a million people gathered at the “Zocalo” and “Angel de la Independencia” to celebrate two hundred years of freedom.
The Angel of the Independence hosted a parade of popular young musicians like Aleks Syntek, Paulina Rubio, Ely Guerra and Natalia Lafourcade. Thousands of persons took advantage of the opportunity of seeing closely to his idols and of step to enjoy the native holidays. The director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Alondra de la Parra, was the one that began to the concert in The Angel on the occasion of the Bicentenary and Centenary of the Revolution. Lo Blondo and Ely Guerra were the first ones invited in rising to the scene and parting with the rock that it characterizes them they gave voice to the topic ” Only once “. Within a few minutes, Natalia Lafourcade joined the duet and already as soloist I continue the recital with the Jose Alfredo Jiménez’s classic one ” I dawned again “.
The change of pace came when the DJ Alyosa Barreiro, offered a set of electronic music and opened to Aleks Syntek, not without before, the drivers Julio Bracho and Vanessa Bauche invited to the hearing to mention them the mother the assistants in the events carried out in the “Zocalo” and in the statue of “El Caballito”.
Panoramic view of the parade of the Bicentenary of Mexico at the Torre del Caballito, Paseo de la Reforma corner of Avenida Juarez, 15.09.2010
The celebrations of the two hundred anniversary of the National Independence at the “Zocalo” began at 5 PM with the “Ritual del Fuego” ceremony in which around 40 grandfathers of different regions of the country participated. After the ritual tree “mariachi” groups and a theater group arrived and performed typical songs of the Mexican culture. Two different shows were presented after this. (Arbol de la Vida and Vuela Mexico) The “Arbol de la Vida” show had its own stage and through different figures of the independence heroes they represented different aspects and moments of Mexico’s history. “Vuela Mexico” was an acrobatic number were the dancers formed the word Mexico using their bodies. At 11:00 PM, like all the years, the celebration was interrupted and the president, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, appeared and received from the hands of a military escort the flag of Mexico and then walked to the balcony where he rang the liberty bell, remembered and yelled all the independence heroe’s names and then rang the bell again. At 11:05 the national anthem was played and all the people gathered sang along. Everything was followed by the bicentennial firework show that amazed all the people. At 11:30 Armando Manzanero appeared with the Yucalpeten Orchestra to perform his hits and closed all the celebrations at the Zocalo.
Miguel Hidalgo and Benito Juarez sectors are two of the main celebration points in Mexico City. In Benito Juarez sector, activities start with a official ceremony to Mexico’s national flag. At night the sector’s governor made the traditional “grito de independencia” to recall the memory of Mexican independence heroes. The events at this sector of the city consisted of coordinated civic events, which had a military ceremony style. In Miguel Hidalgo sector, there was a vast set of cultural performances: the Mexican dance company “Itlatiuh”, then the “Sonora Dinamita” and the “Zona Rica”, both popular music bands. The event will have the assistance of the orchestas and folklorikal ballets. Like in every traditional celebration there were mariachis, which come right before the “grito”. The governor of this sector algos gives the “grito de independencia”. The events at Miguel Hidalgo have the style of popular cultural events, so they differ a little from the ones in Benito Juarez.
The military parade of the Mexican independence bicentennial started at 11:00 o clock. The soldiers greeted and honored president Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, their supreme commander. After the parade President Calderón went to the Plaza de la constitución accompanied by representatives of the congress and the Federal Court to listen the verse named “El canto a la bandera”. Right after the verse five aircraft flew across Mexico city and president Calderón made his way to the central balcony of the Mexican national palace. His wife Margarita Zavala and his children María, Luis Felipe and Juan Pablo were already waiting for him at the palace. Soon after his arrival the military abandoned The Plaza de la Constitución and made their way to the initial starting point of the parade.
For the celebration of Mexican Bicentennial independence anniversary,17 different friend countries of Mexico participated in the military parade celebrated on September 16, 2010. In the presence of Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, president of Mexico, the military parade began with the free fall of 27 paratroopers,12 from the Navy and 15 from the army. Immediately after the contingency that conforms the parade column marched across “Plaza de la constitución”. Each of the groups was led by women. The parade had the participation of 18 thousand 116 hundredth effectives of the Mexican army, Navy and the Federal Public Security Secretary. Being an special occasion military delegations from Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Spain, United States, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Russia, Peru and Venezuela also participated in the parade.
A total of 176 flags, among them the first two of the Mexican army that where held by Spain government traveled the circuit that goes from “Plaza de la constitución” to the Angel de la Independencia. 242 vehicles and 326 horses marched in front of National palace balcony.121 airplanes from Mexican Air Force (FAM) realized flybys. 680 elements from the motorized group, 92 vehicles of motorized cavalry, 207 effectives and 59 vehicles of the armored group as well as 499 elements and 63 artillery vehicles also participated in the parade. 219 women,240 elements from Mexican Air Force, 1556 combat troop elements,2867 students and seven vehicles of military traveled the path by foot. From the Mexican Navy’s 5 thousandth 2 hundredth elements participated in the parade and 636 from the Public Security Secretary. 326 elements of the cavalry división and 100 “charros” traveled the circuit to close the parade.