1997 – Heriberto Molina

Born in Jalisco, the cradle of mariachi music, Heriberto Molina served as the lead vocalist of the legendary Mariachi Vargas de Tecalilitlán for more than 30 years. This group, which […]

1996 – Gonzalo Meza (1925-2004)

Gonzalo Meza was born July 6, 1925 on a rancho near Cuidad Guzmán, Jalisco. At the age of eight, his family moved to Mexico City where his uncles played with […]

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1995 – Jesús Rodríguez de Hijar

Jesús Rodríguez de Hijar was born in the town of Tequila, Jalisco. At an early age, he learned the vihuela, later changing to violin. At the age of seven, he moved […]

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1994 – Miguel Martínez

If any figure in mariachi music deserves to be called a “living legend,” it is indeed Miguel Martínez. To mariachi  musicians and aficionados everywhere, the name of Miguel Martínez is synonymous with the virtuoso mariachi trumpet. Miguel’s career […]

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