Snoop Dogg Pays Tribute to Vicente Fernandez
Snoop Dogg has demonstrated his appreciation for Mexican music on many occasions, particularly banda and ranchera. So it comes as no surprise that he recently paid homage to Vicente Fernandez – one of the foremost exponents of traditional Mexican music – during a Banda MS concert.
Vicente Fernandez, commonly referred to as the “Charro de Huentitan,” rose from humble origins to become one of Latin American music history’s most beloved figures. His songs told tales of love and life in rural Mexico while introducing traditional Mexican music to wider audiences. Unfortunately he passed away last year at 81 due to health complications.
His death left a powerful musical legacy that continues to inspire generations of musicians today. He was laid to rest at Los Tres Potillos rancho in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco state; though tragic, Alejandro Fernandez, his son has continued the family legacy by keeping music alive within their family tree.
Fernandez earned numerous awards and honors throughout his career, such as numerous Latin Grammys and Lo Nuestro awards. His songs touched millions of listeners worldwide.
Vicente Fernandez had an exceptional and lasting musical career, and his music continues to resonate within our hearts today. While his death is deeply mourned, his memory will always live on in our memories of those who knew and appreciated his work.
Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus) attended the Banda MS concert in Los Angeles this past weekend and decided to pay his late friend tribute by singing along to one of their favorite songs while offering roses as gifts to audience members in attendance.
Vicente Fernandez had an extraordinary 50-year music career that made an indelible mark on both Mexico and America’s musical landscape. An influential artist known for his charismatic stage presence and talent, he will surely be missed by his many admirers and followers. He was truly legendary – all his fans will sadly miss him greatly.