In 1991 Queen Beatrix invited Maria de Lourdes to come to the Netherlands to perform with her music during
the celebration of Prince Bernhard's 80th birthday at the Soestdijk
Palace. This to great enjoyment of the prince who, for many years
already, has been a fan of Mexican music and who met her on one of his
state visits to Mexico.
Nobody could ever imagine the impact on the career of Maria de
When the Dutch television (NOS) made a t.v.registration of her concert in "De Rode Hoed" in Amsterdam she conquered the Dutch public
in no time.
During 6 years Maria de Lourdes and her Mariachi musicians toured the Netherlands each
year, always performing for a full house.
Until that fatal day the 6th of November 1997.
A few moments before flying back from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Mexico Maria de Lourdes collapsed and died
on the spot.
Two weeks later her statue was unveiled in Mexico City. She had really looked forward to that day but sadly did not get the opportunity to be
For Maria de Lourdes the Mexican music and the preservation of it was her mission
in life, always showing an unstoppable dedication for something that is very
necessary, because the influences of the modern world are threatening Mexico's cultural
Maria de Lourdes received, with good reason, the title "AMBASSADOR OF THE MEXICAN SONG".