Rubén Fuentes Died At The Age Of 95

Rubén Fuentes Gasson became an emblematic figure in Mexican music with compositions such as ‘El son de la negra’ and ‘Cien años’.

The Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico confirmed the death, at the age of 95, of the composer Rubén Fuentes Gasson, who composed great musical themes such as ‘ La Bikina ‘.

Through a statement on its Twitter account, the SACM described Fuentes as a person who had the gift of knowing what people wanted to hear.

“His inspiration and talent opened immense paths in the art of composition and dressed up Mexican music. Maestro Fuentes also achieved an outstanding place in the field of artistic direction, production and musical arrangements”, he pointed out.

Also, almost 40 of his songs were popularized by the singer Pedro Infante.

Fuentes Gasson became an emblematic figure in Mexican music with compositions such as ‘El son de la negra’ and ‘Cien años’.

In addition to his contribution as an author, his positions in the Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and his work as musicalizer of José Alfredo Jiménez ‘s songs in the fifties and sixties, Rubén Fuentes has been musical producer of the International Mariachi Encounter and the Charrería held annually in Guadalajara.

With his talent, maestro Rubén Fuentes Gasson has made Mexican music dress up and tour the entire world.

Who was Ruben Fuentes?

Rubén Fuentes was a composer from Jalisco who was born on February 15, 1926, in Zapotlán El Grande, he assumed the creative act in an integral way due to his position as arranger, producer and artistic director in the golden age of RCA Victor.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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