Vicente Fernandez "lacks merit" for monument says the people. Inhabitants of the town of Cocula (West Mexico), considered the "cradle of the mariachi", oppose the construction of a monument in tribute to singer ranchera Vicente Fernández.
Ruben Rivera Solís, one of the settlers who reject the initiative promoted by the municipality of Cocula, said that the Mexican interpreter "lacks merit" for that recognition.
"Vicente has not provided anything to Cocula, although it has quality as a singer." "Far from giving something to the mariachi music, live from it", said the musician also.
Fernandez, considered to be one of the icons of Mexican music, announced his retirement from the scenarios in February this year after 45 years of career as a singer and actor.
The City Council intends to put his monument in a tourist corridor near the main square in which will also be other characters related to vernacular music.
the ramp has by now with sculptures of the singer Jorge Negrete, musician Ernesto Cortázar, who brought fame to the song "Cocula", folk melody of Mexican music and the Composer Manuel Esperon.
Solis rivera says that recognition to these characters "is Yes deserved", because they contributed something to the history of mariachi, while Vicente Fernández "never has sung the song of Cocula at their concerts", considered.
another of the protesters, Jaime Rodriguez, affirms that to the singer known "was never interested him the land of mariachi and always has done less to Cocula", in the State of Jalisco, where it hasn't since the beginning of his career.
The director of public works of Cocula, Daniel Montelongo, argued that the proposal to have a bust of the "Charro de Huentitán" arose since before of it announced his retirement and as a way of attracting tourism to the town of just 14,000 inhabitants.
in addition to Fernandez, intend to make a tribute to other figures of the song ranchera singers Pedro Infante, fight Reyes and Antonio Aguilar as.
Montelongo minimized criticism of "a small group of people" and said that the sculpture, created by artist Salvador Andrade, is ready to be placed "As soon as Vicente may come" to unveil her.
the City Council expected to answer singer the request made him since the beginning of the year to set a date for the inauguration, where is expected that it reflected their hands at the foot of the sculpture.