Mexican composer Rubén Fuentes, author of La Bikina, dies at 95

The Mexican composer Rubn Fuentes, creator of the famous mariachi songs “La Bikina” and “El Son de la Negra”, He died this Saturday at the age of 95, reported the Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM).

Fuentes’ compositions, including The cause of his death was not known They played an important role in the career of Mexican music idol Pedro Infante.

“His inspiration and his talent opened up immense avenues in the art of composition and paid a gala visit to Mexican music. Maestro Fuentes has also carved out a place for himself in the field of artistic direction, production and musical arrangements,” SACM said in a statement posted on social media.

The Mexican government’s culture secretary also lamented the death of Fuentes, of which he said “it was one of the most outstanding Mexican composers decades”, he also recalled that “he was the creator of the symphonic mariachi and made valuable contributions to the ranchero and the Moorish bolero, to the romantic song and to the huapango”.

Fuentes, who was born in City of Guzman on February 15, 1926, in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, he excelled as a violinist and was known for his contributions to mariachi music.

Precisely, the government of Jalisco mourned the death of the musician, composer and owner of the famous Mariachi Vargas of Tecalitlan, happened in Mexico City.

“Today is a sad day for Mexico: Rubn Fuentes has died, an icon who for decades led Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitln. A man from Jalisco who not only won a Grammy, but also shared the essence, the music and the pride of Jalisco and our world”, wrote in a message on Twitter the governor of Jalico, Enrique Alfarowho offered his condolences to his family and friends.

In Fuentes’ career, the works he created for Pedro Infante stood out, among which stand out “Letters to Eufemia”, “Cup after cup” or “One Hundred Years”.

In addition to other songs such as “La Culebra”, “Las Alazanas”, “Como Si Nada”, “La Bikina”, “Que Bonita Es Mi Tierra”, “Flor Sin Retoo”, which have been performed by singers such as Miguel Aceves Meja, Flor Silvestre, Amalia Mendoza, Marco Antonio Muiz and Javier Sols and Luis Miguel, among others.


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