[photos & videos] A Merry-Achi Christmas 2021 @ SF Symphony
The BAY AREA’S best MARIACHI concert payed tribute to VICENTE FERNANDEZ. Que viva El Chente!
We’ve also posted a video from 2018 to show how amazing this annual show is.
Led by the incomparable José Hernández, Mariachi Sol de Mexico® returns to Davies Symphony Hall for a festive musical tribute to Mexico’s Christmas traditions. Experience a multicultural celebration as the ensemble sings and plays holiday favorites from both Mexico and the United States in a vibrant performance you won’t want to miss.
Merry-Achi Christmas, Dec 12 at 8pm, 2021.
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fun video from 2018:
See video 1: Homeage to La Virgencita.
Video 2: Homeage to Michoacan.
RIP to El Rey, Chente, The Great Vincente Fernandez
The Mexican Legend Vicente Fernandez has just passed away on Dec. 12th at the age of 81 years old. He is a Mexican National Treasure! What was your favorite song from THE MEXICAN KING? Please comment below!
Mariachi Legend Vicente Fernández Dies at 81, Months After Suffering Fall.
Fernández died last Sunday after being in “serious but stable” condition upon suffering a fall on his ranch in August. [source: people magazine]
Vicente Fernández will be remembered “Para Siempre.” Throughout his life, Fernández won four Grammys, eight Latin Grammys and is responsible for writing some of the genre’s biggest hits.
On Sunday, the Grammy-winning mariachi legend died, four months after suffering from a fall that had him on a ventilator in the ICU, according to a post on his Instagram page.
“It was an honor and a great pride to share with everyone his great musical career. He gave everything to his audience,” read the post, translated to English.
“Thank you for continuing to applaud, thank you for continuing to sing,” the post concluded.
On Aug. 10, the ranchero star’s family shared that he was in “serious but stable” and on a ventilator following a fall at his Guadalajara ranch.
“Love you dad,” his son and fellow singer Alejandro Fernández wrote on Instagram following his health update.
Fernández — who was known as El Ídolo de México or the Mexican Idol —was born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco where he began his career as a musician as a street performer. Signed to Mexico’s CBS Records in 1966, he soon began his decades-long career in both music and acting.
In 1971, he released his first film Tacos al carbón but also starred in films such as La Ley del Monte and Por Tu Maldito Amor. His films were always laced with his mariachi songs and covers of old rancheras by artists such as José Alfredo Jiménez and Javier Solís.
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