Miguel Aceves Mejia

Genres: Latin World Music
Descriptive "tags": mariachi ranchera mexico el pastor puro ranchero mexican folk the international rancho traditional miguel aceves mejia Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s

Biography

15 November 1915, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, d. 6 November 2006, Mexico City, Mexico. As a child Mejía heard mariachi in the streets, then as a young man he was with a travelling theatre company. In addition to acting, Mejía also sang, starting his recording career in 1938 with the trio Los Porteños. In the late 40s he began a decade-long period of intensive filmmaking, appearing in acting roles and also singing. His high-pitched singing voice, which earned him the nickname King of Falsetto, and the sometimes tongue-in-cheek roles he interpreted, made him a distinctive presence. In his films he sometimes played opposite others who had joint careers in music and films, such as Lola Flores and Lola Beltrán.

Meanwhile, Mejía continued with his singing career. Among the best-known songs in his repertoire were ‘Rogaciano El Huapanguero’, ‘Anoche Soñé Contigo’,...

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