Francisco Cespedes Performs in Mahahual

Mahahual had a rare treat last Saturday night at the closing of the Cruzando Fronteras, (or Crossing Borders in English), Festival. Francisco Cespedes, a world famous Latin American singer, musician, and songwriter performed in front of a big crowd , in spite of some scattered showers. His performance was the end of some big name acts and local musicians that performed here this past week during the festival.

Francisco Fabián Céspedes Rodríguez, also known as Pancho Céspedes, is a Grammy-nominated Latin American singer, musician, and songwriter born in Santa Clara, Cuba. Céspedes is currently a naturalized Mexican. He was born in1957.

Francisco Cespedes.

Francisco Cespedes.

Cuban-born singer/songwriter Francisco Céspedes left his physician career to get involved in popular music. The talented artist decided to stay in Mexico while visiting the country along with the Cuban Modern Music Orquestra. In 1992, Luis Miguel recorded his songs “Pensar En Ti,” featured on his album Aries, and “Que Tu Te Vas,” on Nada Es Igual, which were good enough to captivate the attention of Warner Music. In 1997, Francisco Céspedes participated in Viña del Mar Festival, representing Mexico with “Hablo de Ti” and issuing his debut album, Vida Loca, that same year. In 1998, the singer and composer joined Presuntos Implicados, recording “Nadie Como Tú.” Later, Céspedes made Donde Esta La Vida, recorded in Mexico and the U.S., produced by Juan Carlos Paz y Puente.

Francisco Cespedes performing in Mahahual.

Francisco Cespedes performing in Mahahual.

Big crowd.

Big crowd.

Crowd enjoying show.

Crowd enjoying show.

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Main stage.

Main stage.

Pizza from a VW.

Pizza from a VW.

Photos courtesy of Monica Aragon.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

3 thoughts on “Francisco Cespedes Performs in Mahahual

  1. A Oldweiler says:

    SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT FESTIVAL. WE HAD A FESTIVAL HERE EARLIER CALLED A CARIBBEAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL WHICH WAS QUITE SIMILAR. SOME FANTASTIC MUSIC AND FREE. THERE IS SO MUCH HAPPENING ON THIS COAST AND MUCH OF IT FREE!!! WE ARE INDEED LUCKY TO LIVE HERE.

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