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Colombian Music

Darío de Jesús Gómez Zapata

(Antioquia, 06/02/1951)

He is a singer and composer of traditional Colombian music. One of the most popular artists born in Colombia, known as “El Rey del Revolucion”, began writing verses at the age of 14 and seeking sponsorship while working as a mechanic. His initiation as an interpreter occurred in the group “Los Legendarios”, until he was able to open his own label.

Song: Aqui sobro yo


Silvio Brito Medina

(Fonseca, La Guajira, 24/01/1953)

Composer and singer of vallenata music in Colombia.

Song: Me quito El nombre


Gilberto Alejandro Durán Díaz

(Montería, 09/02/1919 – 15/11/1989)

Known as “El negro Alejo, Was accordionist, composer and Colombian singer of vallenato.

Song: Amor Comprado


Patricia Teherán Romero

(Cartagena de Índias, 10/06/1969 – Loma de Arena, 19/01/1995)

Singer and composer, was considered one of the main voices of vallenato of her time and was described like the queen of this genre.

Song: Tarde lo Conoci


Diomedes Dionisio Díaz Maestre

(La Junta, San Juan del Cesar, La Guajira, 26/05/1957 – Valledupar, 22/12/2013)

Known as “El Cacique de la Junta”, he was a Colombian singer of vallenata music. He is considered one of the greatest exponents of this genre.

Song: Con calma y paciência


Tomás Alfonso Zuleta Díaz

(La Guajira, 18/09/1949)

Better known as Poncho Zuleta, he is a composer and singer of vallenato. Poncho began in the vallenata music from very young, becoming skilled in instruments like the box and the guacharaca, at the same time that he was distinguished by being a prosperous composer and lyricist. He recorded 34 albums with his brother Emiliano

Song: Asi fue mi querer


Kaleth Miguel Morales Troya

(Valledupar, 09/06/1984 – Cartagena de Índias, 24/08/2005)

He was a Colombian singer and composer of vallenata music better known as the king of “Nueva Ola” in vallenato, with his success “I live in limbo”. Kaleth Miguel resided in the city of Cartagena de Indias, where he began his medical studies at the University of Sinú in Cartagena.

Song: Todo de Cabeza


Álvaro José Arroyo González

(Cartagena de Índias, 01/11/1955 – Barranquilla, 26/07/2011)

Better known as Joe Arroyo, he was a Colombian salsa and tropical singer and songwriter. Considered one of the greatest interpreters of Caribbean music of his country, Joe was a respected artist and admired throughout Colombia.

Song: A mi dios todo Le debo