The Times podcast: Vicente Fernández, the King
His nicknames: El Hijo del Pueblo — the People’s Son. El Ídolo de México — Mexico’s Idol. Or just plain Chente.
Ranchera legend Vicente Fernández passed away this week at age 81, and millions of his fans in the U.S., Mexico and beyond are mourning a man who was their soundtrack of love and sadness and resistance for over half a century.
Today, L.A. Times journalists who grew up with Chente’s music talk about his legacy and even sing some of his songs — badly.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times deputy sports editor Iliana Limón Romero, video journalist Steve Saldivar and culture writer Daniel Hernández
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