Guty Cárdenas

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Statue of Cárdenas in Mérida, Yucatán

Guty Cárdenas (1905–1932; full name Augusto Alejandro Cárdenas Pinelo) was a Mexican composer, singer and guitarist, noted as a representative of the cancion yucateca style of music.[1] His well-known works include "Nunca", with lyrics by Ricardo López Méndez. He spent several years in the USA, recording with Columbia Records.

He was killed, at the age of 27, by a stray bullet during a gunfight in a Mexico City bar.[2]


  1. ^ George Torres (ed.). Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music. p. 72.
  2. ^ Helmut Brenner. "Un siglo del ruiseñor, and: Guty Cárdenas: Leyenda o realidad, and: Guty Cárdenas: Su vida y sus canciones, and: Guty Cárdenas: Cancionero (review)" (in Spanish). Latin American Music Review.