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Fans and Tejano stars celebrate life and music of Emilio Navaira at San Antonio vigil

Mingo Mariano @MingoMariano

By Mingo Mariano
@MingoMariano
Contributor

Fans and Tejano Stars celebrate life and music at vigil in San Antonio, Texas on May 20, 2016. (Mingo Mariano / TejanoNation)

Fans and Tejano Stars celebrate life and music at vigil in San Antonio, Texas on May 20, 2016. (Mingo Mariano / TejanoNation)

Fans of Grammy and Tejano Music Award Winner Emilio Navaira gathered at the historic Market Square in San Antonio to pay tribute to the fallen star on Friday (May 20).

Hundreds of fans were in attendance and held candles and Emilio memorabilia in honor of the Tejano star.

The brother and nephew of the late singer, Raul Navaira and Rigo Navaira, made an appearance on Friday to thank the public for their love and continued support during this difficult time.  

“I just want to say, my brother will never die and I am just so overwhelmed with all the love that I feel right now because of all of you,” Raul Navaira said. “Pray for my mom because she is really broken.”

Many Tejano Artists were also on hand to perform an intimate set for the crowd. Costumbre performed their hit song “Estar Enamorado,” a duet with Emilio Navaira. Art Tigerina, Los Desperadoz, Sunny Sauceda and Javier Galvan were also in attendance to celebrate the life of Emilio Navaira.   

A public visitation will be held on Sunday, May 22nd at Freeman Coliseum, from 10 a.m. –  5 p.m. and a rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.  A Mass in memory of the Tejano star is set for Monday, May 23rd at San Fernando Cathedral at 1 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on service, click here.

PHOTOS: Fans celebrate life of Emilio Navaira at #CelebrandoEmilio in San Antonio

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Broadcasting from the Tejano Music Capital of the WORLD, Mingo Mariano was destined to be an On Air Personality. He received his start in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1998 with KNDA 102.9 La Ley De Lay Musica de Tejas! (A Division of Guerra Communications). During his time at KNDA, Mingo had the opportunity to hone his skills and created a large following of listeners in the Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. After taking a long break from the radio industry, he decided it was time to come back to an industry he loves! Mingo now calls San Antonio, Texas home and was quoted as saying “Tejano Music is in my blood!” In May of 2016, Mingo Mariano had the opportunity to join the team at TejanoNation.net, Your #1 for Tejano Music, News & Entertainment as a Contributor covering the San Antonio market. You can find his articles and photos by visiting TejanoNation.net. Finally, in May of 2016, Mingo Mariano was asked to be a guest On Air Personality with 953Jamz.com, Houston's Tejano Power Hour Show with Ricky Lee Duran for a segment called, "San Antonio Talks and Houston Listen's with Mingo Mariano." You can listen to Mingo on Friday's at 12:00 noon on 953Jamz.com! Mingo Mariano Award Nominations: Rudy R. Trevino CyberAwards - 2016 Humanitarian Cyber Award - Male Rudy R. Trevino CyberAwards - 2016 Best Cyber Internet Station of the Year - TejanosBest.com Street Talk Magazine Music Awards - 2016 Favorite DJ Street Talk Magazine Music Awards - Favorite Internet Radio Station - TejanosBest.com

1 Comment on Fans and Tejano stars celebrate life and music of Emilio Navaira at San Antonio vigil

  1. Cindy Gabusi-Martinez // May 22, 2016 at 12:05 am // Reply

    Fantastic article. Thanks for keeping informed. Those of us that are unable to attend the tributes for Emilio really appreciate any updates.

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