María Mérida Death – Obituary, Legend Of The Folk Music Of The Canary Islands dead

By | January 5, 2022

María Mérida Death – Obituary – The singer from El Hierro María Mérida has died at the age of 96 in Tenerife , the Government of the Canary Islands reported this Tuesday, calling her a “legend of Canarian folk music.”

The Canary Islands Award and one of the “most beloved voices of our land”, the voice of María Mérida – who popularized the song “Palmero rises to the palm” – went out today, lamented the deputy minister of Culture of the regional government, Juan Márquez.

The deputy counselor has pointed out that María Mérida “will continue to move us with her legacy” and with some pages “that today will be played by our universal herreña.”

María Mérida, the most international artist from El Hierro, has died at her home in the town of Candelaria , on the island of Tenerife, where she had resided for several years.

María Mérida Death – Obituary, Legend Of The Folk Music Of The Canary Islands dead

Yesterday the Canarian “Edith Piaf”, the singer María Mérida, died in Tenerife at the age of 96. I also interviewed her for my shows and was impressed with her voice and demeanor. A great woman who will be missed very much.