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Andrés Vega Delfín

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Andrés Vega Delfín Famous memorial

Birth
Boca de la Sierra, Saltabarranca Municipality, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico
Death
9 May 2024 (aged 93)
Mexico
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Mexican Folk Musician. Kown as "El Güero Vega," he was a Mexican traditional musician, renowned as the requinto player of the Son Jarocho group Mono Blanco. He was considered one of the most influential musicians in Son Jarocho and a key figure in the Vega family, renowned for its musical talent. Together with the Utrera family, they were recipients of the National Prize for Arts and Popular Traditions. Vega's musical journey began by accompanying his father, Mario Vega Peréz, learning and playing instruments and listening to elder musicians. Beyond music, he pursued various occupations, including being a muleteer, a sailor, a farmer, and a charcoal vendor. In 1980, he joined Mono Blanco alongside his sons José Tereso and Octavio. Vega was also known for organizing and attending numerous fandangos (traditional Mexican musical gatherings) in various locations. His contributions extended internationally as Mono Blanco toured extensively, performing in countries such as England, Spain, the United States, and many others. Vega's legacy was honored with the creation of the "Andrés Vega Delfín" Medal by the government of Veracruz, recognizing traditional musicians in the region. He left a significant discography, both with Mono Blanco and as a solo artist, leaving a mark on Mexican traditional music.

Mexican Folk Musician. Kown as "El Güero Vega," he was a Mexican traditional musician, renowned as the requinto player of the Son Jarocho group Mono Blanco. He was considered one of the most influential musicians in Son Jarocho and a key figure in the Vega family, renowned for its musical talent. Together with the Utrera family, they were recipients of the National Prize for Arts and Popular Traditions. Vega's musical journey began by accompanying his father, Mario Vega Peréz, learning and playing instruments and listening to elder musicians. Beyond music, he pursued various occupations, including being a muleteer, a sailor, a farmer, and a charcoal vendor. In 1980, he joined Mono Blanco alongside his sons José Tereso and Octavio. Vega was also known for organizing and attending numerous fandangos (traditional Mexican musical gatherings) in various locations. His contributions extended internationally as Mono Blanco toured extensively, performing in countries such as England, Spain, the United States, and many others. Vega's legacy was honored with the creation of the "Andrés Vega Delfín" Medal by the government of Veracruz, recognizing traditional musicians in the region. He left a significant discography, both with Mono Blanco and as a solo artist, leaving a mark on Mexican traditional music.

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