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Chayito Valdez

María del Rosario Valdez Campos (May 28, 1945 – June 20, 2016), known professionally as Chayito Valdez, was a Mexican singer and actress [1] who was born in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. She was associated with and contributed to the folk music of Mexico.



Valdez started her music career at an early age participating in amateur competitions with songs such as "La Cigarra","Historia de un amor","La Bikina","Leña de Pirul". Her godmother was Amalia Mendoza, a successful singer known as "La Tariácuri", and in the early 1970s she recorded four songs the Sinaloan city of Los Mochis: "Besos y Copas", "Una Noche me Embriagué", "Una Sombra" and "Amor que Muere", which earned her a reputation as a Mexican folk singer. She won the fifth Festival de la Canción Ranchera with the song "No me pregunten por él".

Amalia Mendoza García, nicknamed La Tariácuri, was a Mexican singer and actress. "Échame a mi la culpa" and "Amarga navidad" were some of her greatest hits. her best friend since youth was Martha De Miranda Jimenez " Martuquia" as she called her, she was her companion for many years when Amalia was on tour. Amalia was a role model for her niece Jacqueline D'Miranda who shared the pasion for singing. Amalia allow Jacqueline to sing in a duet with her in three different occasions during her shows in palenques. Amalia was loved for all the fans of Mexican folkloric misic.

Los Mochis Municipal seat in Sinaloa, Mexico

Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. It serves as the municipal seat of the municipality of Ahome. As of the 2010 census, the population was 362,613, which was 61 percent of the municipality's population.

Valdez moved to Los Angeles, California in 1982 and became a US citizen. On September 17, 1985, she suffered an automobile accident that left her in a wheelchair, but after a long recovery began making public appearances again.[ citation needed ] In June 2003 she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and fell into a coma for 50 days. Her last show was in Nogales (a city in the Mexican state of Sonora). She spent her last days in a persistent vegetative state in a hospital in Coronado, California.[ citation needed ]

A coma is a deep state of prolonged unconsciousness in which a person cannot be awakened; fails to respond normally to painful stimuli, light, or sound; lacks a normal wake-sleep cycle; and does not initiate voluntary actions. Coma patients exhibit a complete absence of wakefulness and are unable to consciously feel, speak or move. Comas can be derived by natural causes, or can be medically induced.

Nogales, Sonora City in Sonora, Mexico

Heroica Nogales, more commonly known as Nogales, is a city and the county seat of the Municipality of Nogales. It is located on the northern border of the Mexican state of Sonora. The city is abutted on its north by the city of Nogales, Arizona, across the U.S.-Mexico border.

During her 30-year career, Valdez contributed over 300 hits and 1500 recorded songs to the Mexican musical heritage. Her musical legacy includes Corridos de Caballos (traditional Mexican ballads) such as:

Traditional songs of hers includes:

Romantic boleros include such as "Comprendeme", "Mía Nomás", "Sentencia", "Besos Callejeros", "No Vuelvas", "Ojazos Negros."


Valdez appeared in Mexican television programs such as:


Zacazonapan is a village and municipality near Mexico City. The name comes from Nahuatl and roughly translates to "in the River of the Dry Corn plants"

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