Plastic Papel Picado

Museo de la Cancion Yucateca in Merida, Mexico

The Museo de la Cancion Yucateca in Merida was as magical and gentle as the Yucatan people. Peggi started making this video before we had even paid our 50 peso entry donation. The temperature was in the upper nineties but like most places in Merida the huge open doors, high ceilings and open air courtyard drew the warm air out of the building.

This courtyard was surrounded by rooms that featured different chapters in the history of Yucatan’s unique music. The papel picado (perforated paper or pecked paper) was plastic in this case and it made the prettiest sound as it flapped in the breeze. Shadows from the papel danced on the floor of the courtyard.


2 Replies to “Plastic Papel Picado”

  1. So beautiful. That Peggi is fluent must make the travel and interaction smoother and fuller.

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