Latin American Harp Festival 2009

From Veracruz, Mexico, he lived in Mexico City from 1967-1974 as Director of the Vera Cruz group “Los Ribereños”, participating in international tours (U.S.A., Europe, Asia, Central and South America). In 1975 he became part of the Tlenhuicani group of the Vera Cruz University, taking part in local and international musical activities. His recorded works include: Los Ribereños of Rubén Vázquez LP; Harps and Guitars of Mexico, Latin American Music, 10th Anniversary; Tlenhuicani Jarocho, continuing through Mata Dando Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Sounds of the Land with Son de Madera, among other recordings. He distinguished himself as a soloist at: the International Festival of Harp, Cuernavaca, Mexico; the 3rd Festival of Harp in Durango, Mexico; the 1st International Festival of Harp (2007) in Asunción, Paraguay, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington (2009) together with Son de Madera. And this year the organizational committee of the 3rd International Convention of Harpists in Xalapa recognized his contribution to the preservation and interpretation of the Vera Cruz harp technique with a well-deserved honor.