Vicente Fernandez, by far the most melodramatic of Mexico’s ‘ranchero’
singers, confirmed a performance in Bogotá. Mexico’s most macho
cry-baby will perform on February 2 in the capital.
The Mexican singer knows to touch the heart of many of Latin America’s men and even more its women with his baritone voice, often sounding like he’s about to burst out in crying in yet another (or is it the same) lost love and broken heart.
Fernandez is the guy you always hear weeping when passing a billiards hall or cheesy bar for drunk couples. He’s also the guy you’ll hear mending the broken heart of the woman in the barrio who just found out her husband has spent the night with another woman.
Despite his weeping voice and his kind-of-gay mariachi outfit, Fernandez is widely considered a sex symbol, probably because of his grey hair and well trimmed black eyebrows, mustache and capacity to understand Latin women and their emotions.
You may hate his music, but a night of Vicente Fernandez will drag you down the deepest pits of the Latin heart where adultry, heartbreak, pure love and the determination to conquer a place in heaven still thrive.