Colombian musicians

Posted Nov 5, 2009
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  1. Shakira
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    Shakira

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    Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (/ʃəˈkɪərə/; born February 2, 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira released her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, in the early 1990s, failing to attain commercial success; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).


  2. Juanes
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    Juanes

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    Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), better known as Juanes (for the contraction of his first and second name), is a Colombian musician who was a member of the Acoustic Rock band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three Latin Grammy Awards. According to his record label, Juanes has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.


  3. Naty Botero
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    Naty Botero

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    Naty Botero (born Natalia Hernández Botero, February 10, 1980 in Medellín, Colombia) is a Colombian model and singer. Born in Medellín, she moved to Bogotá at a young age and stayed there through high school. Botero studied in both Paris and New York City. Her first full-length album, Naty Botero, was released by Sony BMG in North America in early 2007. It contained the hit "Te Quiero Mucho". Three of Botero's other songs, "Fuego", "Dinosaurio," and "Mío" have appeared in the Colombian Top 40. In January 2007, El Tiempo chose her as that month's featured artist.


  4. Carlos Vives
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    Carlos Vives

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    Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo (born 7 August 1961) is a Colombian singer, composer and actor. He holds a publicist degree from Jorge Tadeo Lozano's University.


  5. Grupo Niche
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    Grupo Niche

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    Grupo Niche is a salsa group founded in 1980 in Cali, Colombia. Currently based in Cali, Colombia, it enjoys great popularity throughout Latin America. It was founded by Jairo Varela and Alexis Lozano. Varela remained with the group until his death in 2012, becoming producer, director, songwriter, vocalist and guiro player. Alexis Lozano, trombone player and arranger later left to form Orquesta Guayacán. It also included Nicolas Cristancho, on the piano; Francisco Garcia, on the bass; Luis Pacheco, on the congas; as well as vocalists Jorge Bazán and Hector Viveros.


  6. Joe Arroyo
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    Joe Arroyo

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    Álvaro José Arroyo González (also known as Joe Arroyo or El Joe; 1 November 1955 – 26 July 2011) was a Colombian salsa and tropical music singer, composer and songwriter. He was considered one of the greatest performers of Caribbean music in his country.


  7. Fonseca (singer)
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    Fonseca (singer)

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    Juan Fernando Fonseca, (born May 29, 1979), better known as Fonseca (for his surname) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist. Born and raised in Bogotá, he studied at the Colegio Los Nogales from Kindergarten to 9th grade where he realized his dream about becoming a singer. He then moved to a new school called Gimnasio Campestre. After his time at Gimnasio Campestre, he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music in Boston and while there he got a proposal to record his first single. He left school to focus on his musical career. He began recording some demos and performing in the rock music scene of Bogotá with a rock band "Baroja". In which he participated in Rock al Parque. He recorded his first three solo studio albums with EMI label, then he signed on with Sony Music.


  8. Alfredo de la Fe
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    Alfredo de la Fe

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    Alfredo De La Fé (born February 6, 1954, in Havana, Cuba, as Alfredo Manuel De La Fé) is a Cuban-born and New York-based violinist who lived in Colombia for more than 16 years and is responsible for transforming the violin into an important sound of Salsa and Latin music. The first solo violinist to perform with a Salsa orchestra, De La Fé has toured the world more than thirty times, appearing in concert and participating in more than one hundred albums by such top-ranked Latin artists as Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, José Alberto "El Canario", Cheo Feliciano, The Fania All-Stars, Santana and Larry Harlow. His second solo album, Alfredo, released in 1979, received a Grammy nomination as "Best Latin album".


  9. María Luisa Piraquive
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    María Luisa Piraquive

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    María Luisa Piraquive (born February 10, 1949) is a Colombian singer, educator, philanthropist, writer and neo-Pentecostal leader. She is co-founder and current leader of the Church of God Ministry of Jesus Christ International (CGMJCI), which has more than 700 prayer rooms in over 40 countries worldwide.


  10. Kike Santander
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    Kike Santander

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    Dr. Flavio Enrique Santander Lora (born May 11, 1960), commonly known as Kike Santander, is a Colombian composer, record producer, arranger and entrepreneur. He is considered to be one of the principal Latino composers of the day, having worked with artists such as David Bisbal, Cristian Castro, Thalía, Chayanne, Diego Torres, Alejandro Fernández, Olga Tañón, Bacilos, José Luis Rodríguez «El Puma» and Gloria Estefan among others. Kike Santander has composed more than 710 songs and has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. His work as songwriter and producer includes themes such as Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez, Abriendo puertas by Gloria Estefan, Me Estoy Enamorando by Alejandro Fernández, Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor by Cristian Castro, and Premonición by David Bisbal, as well as many songs recorded by artists such as Thalía, Natalia Oreiro, Gisselle, Edith Márquez, Luis Miguel, Soledad Pastorutti and the Spanish song for Eurovision Song Contest 2004, amongst others.


  11. Andrés Useche
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    Andrés Useche

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    Andrés Useche is an award-winning Colombian American writer, film director, graphic artist, singer-songwriter and activist.


  12. Marta Gómez
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    Marta Gómez

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    Marta Gómez is a Colombian singer and songwriter. After obtaining a Best Achievement Scholarship, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music. She lives currently in the United States. Gómez and her group perform a large repertoire of songs with a mixture of rhythms that range from Latin jazz to folk Latin American music. They have shared the stage with well-known musicians from various countries around the world. She was nominated for the 2004 Latin Billboard Music Awards in the category "Latin Jazz Album of the Year".


  13. Charlie Zaa
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    Charlie Zaa

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    Carlos Alberto Sánchez (born in Girardot, Colombia, 1974), better known in the entertainment world as Charlie Zaa, is a Colombian singer who has gained fame across Latin America and among Hispanics in the United States. Zaa is the son of singer Luis Humberto Sánchez.


  14. Diomedes Díaz
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    Diomedes Díaz

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  15. Jairo Varela
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    Jairo Varela

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  16. Aniceto Molina y Los Sabaneros
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    Aniceto Molina y Los Sabaneros

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    Aniceto Molina Aguirre (17 April 1939 – 30 March 2015) was a Colombian cumbia singer and accordionist who began playing the instrument at the age of 12. His career lasted for more than four decades. He was popular in Latin American countries, especially El Salvador.


  17. Rafael Escalona
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    Rafael Escalona

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    Rafael Calixto Escalona Martinez (May 26, 1927 – May 13, 2009) was a Colombian composer and troubadour. He was known for being one of the most prominent vallenato music composers and troubadours of the genre and for being the co-founder of the Vallenato Legend Festival, along with Consuelo Araújo and Alfonso López Michelsen.


  18. Leila Cobo
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    Leila Cobo

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    Leila Cobo is a Television show host, a novelist, a pianist, and a journalist. She is noted for her coverage of Latin American music scene in America for magazines like Billboard, newspapers like Miami Herald and TV shows like Estudio Billboard on V-me.


  19. Carlos Huertas (vallenato composer)
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    Carlos Huertas (vallenato composer)

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    Carlos Huertas Gómez (October 21, 1934 in Dibuya, La Guajira – September 18, 1999 in Maicao, La Guajira) was a Colombian vallenato music composer predominantly, singer and guitarist. At the age of 16 years Huertas traveled from his hometown to Venezuela to study music at a conservatory, composing in different genres such as paseo vallenato, pasaje, merengue vallenato, joropo, gaita, porro, vals, bolero, pasillo, bambuco and other Caribbean rhythms.


  20. Sirius Torijano
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    Sirius Torijano

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    Sirius Torijano is a widely-renowned Colombian violinist.


  21. Ricardo Araujo
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    Ricardo Araujo

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    Ricardo Araujo (July 20, 1978) is a Colombian pianist, composer and conductor.


  22. Bernardo Ossa
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    Bernardo Ossa

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    Bernardo Ossa is a Colombian composer and producer. He was born in Santiago de Cali, Colombia.


  23. Jorge Villamil
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    Jorge Villamil

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    Jorge Villamil Cordovez (June 6, 1929 – February 28, 2010) was a Colombian composer and song writer born in El Cedral, a large coffee plantation near Neiva (Huila). He was one of the most prolific and important composers of Colombia and South America. Villamil's talent was evident when he learned to play Colombian tipleat 4 years of age. He was the youngest and only male of a family of 7.


  24. Dicken Schrader
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    Dicken Schrader

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    Dicken Schrader (born December 4, 1973) is a Colombian-American video artist, creative director and musician. He is most noted for his YouTube viral videos featuring himself and his two children, Milah and Korben, performing cover versions of Depeche Mode songs using an old keyboard and various toys and household items as instruments. In February 2012, the trio officially adopted the name DMK.


  25. Edmar Castañeda
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    Edmar Castañeda

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    Edmar Castañeda (born 1978 in Bogotá, Colombia) is a Colombian harpist. He performs his own compositions as well as tapping into native Music of Colombia, Music of Venezuela; Joropo and Music of Argentina, Zamba. He tours regularly as the leader of the Edmar Castañeda Trio, together with David Silliman on drums/percussion and Marshall Gilkes on trombone. He is also a band member for the Andrea Tierra Quartet whose members are Andrea Tierra on vocals, Sam Sadigursky on flute/clarinet/saxophone, and David Silliman.


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