(Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, January 19, 1926  – Mexico City, November 23, 1973)

The arrival of José Alfredo Jiménez in Mexico’s musical history renovated the Ranchero genre with songs nourished by the urban, which exalted the archetype of the handsome Charro, a womanizer and drunkard, always in love and always unrequited, which gathered great popularity, due to the sincere and direct feeling expressed in the lyrics. They are songs that do not go out of fashion, to the contrary, they have transcended their time by acquiring new meanings.

José Alfredo died when he was only 47 years old, leaving behind a legacy of 280 registered songs that through time have become great classica, apart from dozens of unpublished works. His compositions make up a fundamental part of the repertoire of any Mariachi and vernacular music singers, but they are also adapted and interpreted by contemporary groups of other genres. They are immortal works that form a part of a musical memory shared by Mexico and the Spanish speaking world.