Celestino Fernández, Corrido Composer/Scholar

Celestino Fernández, Corrido Composer/Scholar. Tucson, AZ  |  2021

Celestino Fernández is a Tucson-based corrido scholar (and composer) who was raised in Santa Ines in Michoacán, Mexico. For 35 years, his scholarship on corridos has helped communicate the importance of this tradition, including its present-day iterations. His work aims to preserve tradition for future generations of singers, composers, anthropologists, and the public. Celestino worked with Guillermo Sáenz, a corrido singer, to study existing corridos and compose new ones.

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