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Monday, December 13, 2021

The Death of a KIng

 Yesterday, one of Mexico's musical icons, Vicente Fernández, passed away at the age of 81.

(image taken from the web)

Fernández was known as "The King of Ranchera Music".  ("Ranchera" is a genre of traditional Mexican music that is associated with mariachi musicians.  He usually appeared on stage in the "charro" outfit of the mariachis.)  He sold more than 50 million records during his lifetime, won three Grammy Awards and nine Latin Grammy Awards.  He is survived by his wife and four children.  One of his sons, Alejandro, is one of Mexico's most popular recording artists.

Here is a video I found on YouTube of him performing in concert in 2013.  You will probably recognize the song... GUADALAJARA... a musical tribute to his hometown.

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