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Santiago de Querétaro in Municipality of Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

José López Alavés

 
 
José Lopez Alavés Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 7, 2017
1. José Lopez Alavés Marker
Inscription.

En 1915 esta legendaria y típica alameda queretana
inspira al
Prof. D. Jose Lopez Alaves
su inmortal “Cancion Mixteca”, esencia del romanticismo y patrimonio musical de los mexicanos
“Que lejos estoy del suelo donde he nacido
intensa nostalgia invade mi pensamiento
y al verme tan solo y triste cual hoja al viento
quisiera llora quisiera morir de sentimiento”

Gobierno y pueblo del estado de Queretaro, rinden con este
conjunto escultórico, digno homenaje a tan ilustre compositor.

English translation:
In 1915 this legendary Park of Querétaro inspired
José Lopez Alavés
to pen his immortal "Canción Mixteca", with its essence of the romanticism which is the musical heritage of all Mexicans
"I am far from the land where I was born
An intense nostalgia invades my thoughts
And seeing me as lonely and sad as a leaf in the wind
I would cry, I would die from this feeling"

The government and people of the state of Querétaro, render with this sculpture, a worthy tribute to the illustrious composer.

 
Erected 1988.
 
Location. 20° 35.262′ N, 100° 23.263′ W. Marker is in Santiago
José Lopez Alavés Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 7, 2017
2. José Lopez Alavés Marker
The marker and its associated statues are near the northern gate of the Alameda Hidalgo.
de Querétaro, Querétaro, in Municipality of Querétaro. Marker can be reached from Avenida Constituyentes, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is to the south of the central fountain of the Alameda Hidalgo. Marker is in this post office area: Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro 76000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miguel Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alameda Hidalgo (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Columbus Plaza (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); History of Querétaro (about 180 meters away); Professor Eduardo Loarca Castillo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Saint Junípero Serra (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Casa de los Ladrillos (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); House of José María Sánchez (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santiago de Querétaro.
 
Regarding José López Alavés. José López Alavés was a Mexican musician, and while participating in the Mexican Revolution with the Brigade of Fernando Reyes in the Northern Division of Francisco Villa's forces that occupied Querétaro in 1915, he penned the immortal words to the "Canción Mixteca" in this park.
 
Also see . . .  "Canción Mixteca" performed by Cuco Sánchez. (Submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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