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Linaje Bohemio trio performs for the first time on television
Linaje Bohemio in 2021. Photo: Courtesy
Alma Serrano (San Juan Cosalá).- The San Juan Cosalá musical trio Linaje Bohemio (Bohemian Lineage) appeared on the afternoon of May 13 on «TV Jalisco» in Zapopan, a channel dedicated to trends, entertainment and fun. The band consists of David Reyes Díaz as vocalist and brothers Carlos and César Torres on guitar and trumpet.
The musical trio is known for its outstanding talent, recognized in Lakeside and other places of the Republic, such as Chiapas and municipalities in Jalisco .
Their trajectory as a group began with the three becoming best friends and starting working as music partners for two and a half years from 2019 through May 2022, . Each member also played with other groups and they all had musical experience since they were children.
In the year 2019, they put together the group unexpectedly for a restaurant event. This led them to receive countless calls for their services at parties of many kinds, including music and art festivals which required them to formalize their act and create a name.
Linaje Bohemio on Canal Tv Jalisco (from left to right) David, Cesar and Carlos. Photo: Courtesy
During their career, the memes of Linaje Bohemio have shared the stage with artists such as Brandon and James, winners of the America’s Got Talent contest in the United States; Francisco Puga, winner of the imitation contest in the TV show Parodiando; Alex Villareal, better known as «el Borrego,» former vocalist of Banda el Recodo, and countless Lakeside artists.
Because of their bohemian and inspiring music and their youth, Linaje Bohemio became the sensation of the moment, giving interviews and delighting radio shows such as Fanáticos al Aire, La Feroz FM, and El Desmoder with their music.
Due to the high demand, especially locally, David, Carlos and César were saturated with work, so they strategically rethought their roles as artists. They decided to obtain a manager, 26-year-old Victor Serrano who represenedt them with clients and manage their bookings.
Diego Amezcua and Anie Cerna helped with publicity and recording cover videos uploaded on the YouTube Channel, «Linaje Bohemio» . They are also exceedingly grateful to their fan club of more than 4,500 followers that extends throughout Lakeside and other countries such as the United States. Find more about this musical group on social networks as «Linaje Bohemio.»
Translated by Sydney Metrick
Ajijic Museum of Art opens with new murals, internationally known artists and a parade
Efrén González with his wife and children, during the ribbon cutting of the Ajijic Art Museum. Photo: Sofía Medeles.
Sofía Medeles (Ajijic).- The new Ajijic Museum of Art opened this week with three days of art presentations and the unveiling of three new murals in the neighborhood surrounding the building in the west side of Ajijic.
The new museum, located on private Flores Magón 3, opened its doors on June 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The museum contains works by internationally renowned painters such as Georg Rauch, Carlos Terrés, Miguel Miramontes, Sylvia Fein, and other artists who found inspiration in the Magic Town. The oldest work of art is one from 1924, according to the museum’s curator, Antonio Velazco.
The murals located on Flores Magón Street range from a landscape of Parroquia Street in the center of the town, another illustrates the view of the lake next to anchored fishing boats. The third, located at the intersection of Flores Magón and Ocampo, is a Virgin of Guadalupe. In front of the latter, a second Wall of the Dead is in process, similar to the one located on Marcos Castellanos Street.
Unveiling of the mural at the intersection of Flores Magón and Ocampo. Photo: Sofia Medeles.
On the last day of the opening celebration, June 3, there was a parade with a band from the main square to the new museum, also inaugurated on the 50th anniversary of the life of its founder, Efrén González.
The museum will be open from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and the entrance fee will be 40 pesos. Although, of course,” we will try to facilitate access to people from the neighborhood and locals,» said historian Antonio Velazco, a member of the presidium that founded the museum.
The presidium was formed by Efrén González, painter Javier Zaragoza, journalist Dale Hoyt Palfrey, the head of the González Gallo Cultural Center (CCGG), Gabriela Serrano, Ajijic Acting Director Maximiano Macías, Oscar Santoscoy, and historian Antonio Velazco.
The second stage of the museum will be inaugurated at the end of the year.
Translated by Patrick O’Heffernan
Ajijic’s friend, shaman, artist, teacher and tyrant, Katuza, is fondly remembered
Jesús María Higuera Hernández, born on March 1, 1951, passed away at the age of 71 on May 22, 2022. Photo: Facebook.
Sofía Medeles (Ajijic).- Beloved Ajijic personality Jesús María Higuera Hernández, known as Katuza, was recognized worldwide, not only for his artistic skill, but for being a spiritual master and revolutionary man every day of his life.
Born on March 1, 1951, he grew up in Ajijic in a family originally from the town. Later he would travel to Canada to start a restaurant. After a few years abroad, he decided to return to his hometown after succumbing to excessive drinking.
Katuza, pictured performing a ritual in Porter’s music video «Palapa». Photo: YouTube.
Upon his return, according to one of his closest friends, Daniel Palma, he continued excessive drinking, until he had a scare that made him forswear alcohol. After this, he became interested in the Huichol culture and their pilgrimage of «La Cruz». Joining them he learned about dance, healing, spiritual rituals and temazcal (sweat lodge), and received the title of marakame (one who merges art and culture) by the Wixárika community.
One of the skills for which he was most recognized was the temazcal, an ancestral healing ritual connected to the sweat lodge. One of his students, Luis Ríos, shared that with his apprentices, Katuza was always very firm, with a strong and sincere character, which surprised many, and alienated many others.
«He handled the traditional Mexican temazcal with burnt brick, mud and his own hands. He fought so much that he lost the sense of the temazcal. It moves with love and with love people are healed. The temazcal goes deeper, cleanses your being, your soul, and returns the essence of why we are alive, that’s how he taught me,» Luis said.
Katuza during a cleansing he performed at the Municipal Government Palace, in 2016. Photo: Facebook.
He performed dozens of temazcals not only in Chapala, but also throughout México and even Europe. National and international people became interested in him because of his rituals. Several of his acquaintances said that he was always traveling to continue learning and cultivating his skills, which is why he was portrayed in articles in media around the world, such as the New York Times.
«Once, some friends of mine were looking for this kind of healing. I took them to Katuza because he did what they were looking for. After they left, they told me that, in healing them, he was very specific with each one, ridding them of what ailed them, without having to mention it to them. They were very surprised, that’s why they recognized him as the medicine man,» Daniel Palma shared.
One of his wood and leather drum courses in the main square of Ajijic. Photo: Facebook.
As for his artistic side, his friend and colleague Daniel said that he handled wood and stone in a very rustic way, and his main creations portrayed lizards and iguanas.
Jesús María passed away last Sunday, May 22, at the age of 71. Many of his friends and acquaintances bid him farewell with a mass and small rituals.
He was a man who is a legend of the people Ajijic who is described with multiple titles: shaman, teacher, friend, artist, tyrant, and who inspired dozens of writings, songs, and videos that captured his eccentric life. One of those is a fragment of the song “Pájaro Rojo”, by Erick de Jesús Ocelotl:
Bajando luces de otros tiempos
Between the moon and the cold
Goes a marakame marking dreams
And the whispers of a child
You paint wings to my senses
Smiling at your madness I tell you
Katuza is on an uncertain journey
Red bird red bird friend
Don’t forget what I say
Translated by Patrick O’Heffernan
Looking at Life in Lakeside
By Patrick O’Heffernan
A Tapatio Mexican driver won the Monaco Grand Prix this week, the world cup of Formula 1 auto racing and to many the most difficult of auto racing’s unofficial Triple Crown. He is the first Mexican to win the Monaco Grand Prix, and the first North American to win it since 1981.
Now, you may not be excited about auto racing. I understand, although I am, having raced H-class Sprites in another lifetime. Formula l racing (the funny-looking really fast cars) is a rich person’s sport, sort of like yacht racing, only louder and more dangerous for both drivers and spectators. But this one is a win for the home team here is Jalisco as well as Mexico..
Mexico is justifiably proud that one of its sons topped the podium at Monaco, Sergio “Checo” Pérez, racing for the Red Bull team. This is Pérez ‘s third Grand Prix success, the first being winning the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, and the second a pole position in the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix earlier this year.
Pérez ‘s win was based on strategy, as well as speed. A rainstorm on the track and a late race accident that took out a barrier forced the drivers and their crews to make multiple decisions on which tires to run on for the final laps and when to change them – a major set of strategic choices. Pérez and his crew got the strategy right; the other three top finishers did not
As a result Pérez was able to hold the lead to the checkered flag and cinch his third success in Formula One, finishing just over a second ahead of second place Carlos Sainz of Spain. The 32-year old was rewarded with lots of champagne in very big bottles, kisses from every woman within reach, a gold trophy in the shape of the track in a special Luis Vuitton case, and an $8 million contract renewal with Red Bull. Plus, the undying pride of his countrymen and women.
Why should Mexico be so proud that one of its own has won the top Formula 1 race in the world – or any F-1 race for that matter? Well, for starters, F-1 is arguably the most competitive sport in the world. There are 9 billion people on earth and only 20 Formula 1 seats available. That makes driving F-1 a more exclusive club than the US Senate, and Pérez has made Mexico a Member.
Secondly, unlike NASCAR where everyone is essentially driving the same car because of NASCAR rules, F-1 cars can be and are designed to be the fastest in the world. The engines generate 1,000 HP and rev at 15,000 RPMs, moving them at speeds of up to 240 mph (NASCAR tops out at 212 mph). There are different cars for different tracks, with the length and stiffness of the frame, the center gravity, the engines (four companies supply F-1 engines), and other components differing vastly from car to car and track to track.
In short, racing Formula – and winning – is a unique combination of a skilled driver willing to risk his or her life in every race, the pinnacle of auto design and technology, money, and strategy. Racing and winning a Formula 1 race puts Mexico in the most exclusive club in the world. Whether or not you follow auto racing, it is another reason to be proud of the country we live in. It can do big things.
After a year and a half, the water well in the west of Ajijic is finally working!
Municipal President and SIMAPA officials during the announcement that the well would be connected to the potable water network. Photo: Government of Chapala.
Sofía Medeles (Ajijic).- The well on the outskirts of Ajijic was put into operation at the end of last week, after approximately a year and a half of drilling, and will supply the areas from La Cristina to Alceseca, to the west of the town.
The person in charge of the Municipal System of Potable Water and Sewage (SIMAPA) Ajijic, Timoteo Aldana Pérez, said that although it does not have the expected capacity, the water is suitable for consumption and sufficient to cover the needs of the area.
The wells shortly after being drilled in 2020. The well is located in the area of La Mojonera and will supply water from La Cristina to Alceseca. Photo: Sofía Medeles.
«The well produces less water than we expected. Normally the capacity of the other wells ranges from 33 to 16 liters per second, but this one gives between eight and ten. It is not what we expected, but it is enough water for the area. We hope that with the rainy season it can improve,» said Aldana Pérez.
He also said that the low capacity of the well could be due to the fact that the bentonite -material used to avoid or reduce landslides in the wells- that was used during its drilling has not yet been completely cleaned. «It’s a matter of waiting to get it all out,» he mentioned.
He added that this well is the deepest of all the wells in Ajijic and the drilling expenses were assumed by the past administration. This administration was in charge of the electrification and the placement of the pumping system, and although he does not know the total cost of the well, he commented that he estimates it could be approximately three million pesos.
Neighbors of the zone said that the operation of the new well is already noticeable.
«Yes, there has been water for more days, although not all day. Before there was water two or three days a week, and now up to six days,» commented José Rosario, who lives in the Alceseca area.
On the other hand, one of the interviewees, an inhabitant of La Cristina, to the west of Ajijic, commented that she has noticed the change, however, the water has been more cloudy with a whitish color.
The well is located in «Rancho San Vicente», on the municipality’s borders. This was announced by the last administration (2018-2021), where the then municipal president Moisés Alejandro Anaya Aguilar stated in November 2020 that the well was already drilled, however, it was not actually completed in his administration.
Translated by Patrick O’Heffernan
The first Mariachi School in Lakeside opens in Ajijic with distinguished personalities
The Pedro Rey Mariachi School is located in Ajijic, at Constitución #147 in «la casa de adobe». Photo: Facebook.
Sofía Medeles (Ajijic).- The first Mariachi School in Lakeside opened this week in Ajijic. Named after the musician Pedro Rey, the school will offer different disciplines in the most Mexican musical genre, the mariachi.
The presentation took place in the facilities of what will be the new school in the well-known adobe house, located at Constitución #147. Classes will begin on June 6th.
VIP table at the opening: (L to R) Jorge Cerna, Miguel Barrón, Ramón García, Daniel Medeles, Pedro Rey, René Mejía Jacobo, Carlos Mata and Jorge Corredor Zaraza. Photo: Sofía Medeles.
Present at the event were the founder of Mariachi Los Galleros, Pedro Rey, after whom the new school is named; musician and teacher Jorge Cerna; arranger and music producer Miguel Barrón; musical director of mariachi Los Toritos, Ramón García; and the director of the Pedro Rey Mariachi School, Daniel Arturo Medeles Córdova.
Mariachis attending the event with Pedro Rey. Photo: Sofía Medeles.
Medeles Córdova, director and founder of the school said that they will begin offering regular classes for the young people who join; approximately 35 people are already enrolled.
The school will offer classes to young people between 7 and 17 years of age; among others, the students will learn to play the trumpet, guitar, guitarrón, violin, vihuela, in addition to singing classes to tune the voice of those interested.
Information on the classes, convocations, schedules and information regarding the school, can be found on the Facebook page: «Escuela de Mariachi Pedro Rey» .
«I feel fulfilled and totally convinced to return to Ajijic. I am from here, my family is from here and here I grew up and became what I am. I feel fulfilled, motivated, and eager to give something back to the town for all that it has given me,» said Daniel.
Also on the podium at the opening were musician and composer René Mejía Jacobo; harpist and teacher, Carlos Mata; musician and business administrator, Jorge Corredor Zaraza; the municipal president of Chapala, Alejandro Aguirre Curiel and his wife Erika Eryn Torres Herrera, president of DIF.
Translated by Patrick O’Heffernan
Se presentan por primera vez en televisión, Linaje Bohemio
Linaje Bohemio en 2021. Foto: Cortesía.
Alma Serrano.- El trío musical cosalense Linaje Bohemio, apareció la tarde del 13 de mayo en “Tv Jalisco” de Zapopan, canal dedicado a tendencias, entretenimiento y diversión. Con David Reyes Díaz como vocalista y los hermanos Carlos y César Torres en la guitarra y trompeta, enriquecieron con su talento el programa.
El trío musical, Linaje Bohemio, ha sido conocido por ser una bomba de talento, ya que este grupo ahora conocido en la ribera de Chapala y otros lugares de la República, como Chiapas y municipios del estado de Jalisco, lugares donde tuvo un impacto positivo desde los primeros meses.
Su trayectoria como grupo, después de haber sido mejores amigos, comenzó en el año 2019, llevando hasta mayo del 2022, dos años y medio como compañeros de música, sin contar el tiempo que se dedicaron a otros grupos, ni la experiencia que tienen desde niños.
En el año 2019, armaron el grupo de manera inesperada, en un evento de un restaurante, que los llevó a los días siguientes a recibir innumerables llamadas para solicitar sus servicios, en fiestas de cualquier tipo, incluyendo, festivales de música, arte, etcétera. Lo que forzó afortunadamente el formalizar sus servicios y darle un nombre.
Linaje Bohemio en el Canal Tv Jalisco. (De Izq. a Der.) David, César y Carlos. Foto: Cortesía.
Durante su trayectoria, Linaje Bohemio ha compartido el escenario con artistas como Brandon and James, ganadores del concurso America’s GOT Talent en Estados Unidos; Francisco Puga, ganador de concurso de imitación en Parodiando, programa de televisa; Alex Villareal, mejor conocido como “el borrego”, ex vocalista de la Banda el Recodo, e infinidad de artistas de la ribera de Chapala.
Debido a la música bohemia e inspiradora y por supuesto a su juventud, Linaje Bohemio se posicionó en la sensación del momento, dando entrevistas y deleitando con su música a programas de radio como Fanáticos al Aire, La Feroz FM, y El Desmoder.
Debido a la alta demanda, sobre todo local, David, Carlos y César se vieron saturados de trabajos, por lo que modificaron estratégicamente sus medios como artistas. Contemplaron la idea de aliarse a personas que administraran su agenda y los medios hacia clientes y el público, por lo que integraron al equipo de trabajo al joven de 26 años, Víctor Serrano, quien los representa con los clientes y maneja su agenda.
Por otra parte, Diego Amezcua y Anie Cerna son quienes ayudan con publicidad y grabación de los videos de covers subidos en el Canal de YouTube. “Linaje Bohemio” y sin duda, ellos agradecen públicamente al club de fans con más de cuatro mil 500 seguidores que se extiende en toda la ribera y otros países como Estados Unidos. Encuentra más sobre este grupo musical en las redes sociales como “Linaje Bohemio”.
Jocotepec será sede del Campeonato Nacional de Ciclismo
José Miguel Gómez López, presidente municipal de Jocotepec; Uriel Rayo Razo; Gerardo Langarica, presidente de la Federación Mexicana de Ciclismo; y el regidor Israel Camarena, durante las gestiones del evento deportivo. Foto: Cortesía.
Héctor Ruiz Mejía.- Jocotepec será la sede del Campeonato Nacional de Ciclismo, los mejores ciclistas de México, mayores de 13 años, participarán en esta justa deportiva..
La fecha está por definirse, los organizadores señalaron que el libramiento de Jocotepec se mantendrá cerrado mientras se realizan las competencias de las diversas categorías.
A decir de uno de los organizadores que gestionaron la realización del evento deportivo, Uriel Rayo Razo en coordinación con la Federación Mexicana de Ciclismo (FMC) y el Ayuntamiento de Jocotepec, este es un evento histórico para el deporte.
Las categorías son: Juvenil A, para edades de 13 y 14 años; Juvenil B, 15 y 16 años; hasta la categoría Máster 60 años, siendo la categoría “Élite”, la más importante, explicó el ex ciclista profesional Rayo Razo.
Aproximadamente 150 corredores que participarán en la categoría “Élite” y quienes asistirán desde todos los estados del país, competirán por su lugar en los próximos XXXIII Juegos Olímpicos de Verano, del 26 de julio al 11 de agosto del 2024.
“Así de importante será este evento, además esto representará un parteaguas para el ciclismo en el municipio; definitivamente dejará un precedente, queremos que sea un evento de asistencia importante e incentivar e impulsar el talento local, que hay mucho”, expresó Uriel Rayo.
El municipio fue aprobado como sede del evento deportivo por su terreno ondulado y curvas, propicias para el ciclismo de ruta. Rayo Razo aseguró sentirse entusiasmado, porque el municipio sea el anfitrión en un evento de esta clase.
Participan 700 alumnos de diez escuelas en los Terra Games 2022
El equipo de porristas del Instituto Terranova dio una animada bienvenida a las escuelas participantes a los Terra Games durante el 25 y 26 de mayo.
Redacción. – Con la participación de diez instituciones escolares y la presentación de los cantantes tapatíos Zornoza y Marco León, el Instituto Terranova de Ajijic celebró los Terra Games en su edición 2022.
La directora académica de la escuela anfitriona, Diana González Hermosillo Garibay, informó que fueron alrededor de 700 alumnos de primaria mayor, hasta bachillerato de distintas instituciones educativas, de los municipios de Chapala y Guadalajara quienes participaron en diferentes justas deportivas como fútbol, básquet, voleibol, tenis y más.
Durante su discurso de bienvenida, el director general del Instituto, José Andrés Blum, destacó los valores como la armonía, la participación, el sentido de superación, la tenacidad, entre otros; valores que se encuentran en las artes y el deporte, que deben ser parte de la vida de los alumnos y del ser humano.
Previo al corte de listón inaugural, los cantantes tapatíos Zornoza y Marco León quien participa como actor en la serie Guerra de Vecinos interpretaron dos temas musicales, destacando el tema de amor “Bonito”.
Emocionante presentación del son dedicado al Pueblo Mágico de Ajijic
Lupita Hernández Romero y Moisés Real, creadores del “Son del Telar”. Foto: La Tradición de Ajijic.
Sofía Medeles– Con gran aceptación y entusiasmo se ha estrenado el “Son del Telar”, el primero dedicado al Pueblo Mágico de Ajijic.
La pieza musical que fue creada por María Guadalupe “Lupita” Hernández Romero y el músico Moisés Real Gómez, fue presentada el 29 de mayo con danza y música folclórica, en la plaza principal.
En el acontecimiento donde llegaron más de 150 personas se habló acerca del son y el baile folclórico, además de la confección de la indumentaria que se usará para bailar la pieza musical que tiene una duración de alrededor de tres minutos y treinta segundos.
La presentación fue enmarcada por un telar. Foto: La Tradición de Ajijic.
La canción se presentó al ritmo del telar, acompañada del Mariachi Nuevo Chapala, y la colaboración del Ballet Folklórico Maya y el Ballet Folklórico Huitzillin.
“Desde el inicio estuvo muy entretenido, y al momento de presentar el son, a muchos nos hizo llorar. Las personas quedaron muy sorprendidas con el resultado”, aseguró un asistente al acontecimiento.
La canción “El Son del Telar Ajijic” se puede encontrar en YouTube y Facebook; en el video se puede apreciar los populares personajes de las sayacas y lugares como la plaza y el malecón del Pueblo Mágico. La interpretación está a cargo del Mariachi Nuevo Chapala.
“No hay pueblito más bonito que mi Ajijic tan lindo, lleno de muchachas guapas y mucha sayacas”, se oye en el son escrito en honor a dicho poblado.