Fernando Delgadillo

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Fernando Delgadillo
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Fernando Delgadillo in 2008.
Background information
Birth name Fernando Delgadillo
Born (1965-12-07) December 7, 1965 (age 49)
Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico
Origin Mexico City, México
Genres Trova
Occupation(s) Composer

Instruments Guitar
Years active 1986- present
Labels Discos Pueblo

Fernando Delgadillo (born in Naucalpan, Estado de México, México on December 7, 1965) is a Mexican musician and composer. He is considered a major representative of the Folk music genre in Mexico.


In 1986, he begins to perform in "El Sapo Cancionero", a place in Mexico City that attracts little known folk singers. In 1988, he becomes a regular performer.

In 1989, along with other musicians and writers, he creates SEIMUS, which stands for "Sociedad de Escritores y Músicos Urbanos Subterraneos" (Society of Underground Urban Musicians and Writers).

In 1990, SEIMUS records a home made tape, and in the same year he tapes another two named "Fernando Delgadillo" and "La Cancion Informal" (Informal Song). in 1991 he records two more tapes. By 1992, he records his first CD, "Con cierto aire a ti"(With a certain air of you) The words in this tilte have also a double meaning in spanish "Con cierto = With a certain; Concierto = concert".

He keeps recording a number of records and in 1997 he travels to the Beijing International Television Festival, as the only Spanish-speaking singer,[1] and some of his songs are translated into Chinese.

Delgadillo was also invited to the "Youth Festival" in Cuba, and in 1998, he presented his first CD in front of a major audience in the Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City. Later on, he played alongside Cuban musician Silvio Rodríguez during his Mexican tour in the National Auditorium.

Later on, he records in Spain a compilation of his work.

Currently, he plays in major Mexican theaters in a monthly basis.


He mostly writes about everyday happenings, he's been often called the creator of an "informal" kind of songwriting. He is a master of metaphors and deals with topics such as nature, the longing of someone special, birthday gifts, popcorn fights, hot phonecalls, etc. He specializes in describing the extraordinary out of something very ordinary.

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