Vallenato

  1. Carlos Vives Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Latin Songs With New Track

    October 01, 2012 1:26 PM EDT Eight years since the release of his last album in the U.S. and following a seven-year absence from the Billboard charts, Colombian star Carlos Vives debuts at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart with "Volví a Nacer" today. The track is t ...

  2. Backbeat: Jorge Celedon, Jimmy Zambrano Ignite Colombian Patriotism in Miami

    February 14, 2012 10:48 AM EST Jorge Celedon, center, performed his hit "Ay Hombe" with guest star Luis Enrique, left, and his accordionist Jimmy Zambrano at Miami's James L. Knight Center. (Photo: Leila Cobo) Forget romance. Nostalgia may be the most powerful mo ...

  3. Smithsonian Channel Goes 'Inside The Music'

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Channel will debut a series of music-related television specials entitled “Inside the Music” in August. The series includes the premiere of “All You Need is Klaus,” an in-depth look at musician/artist Klaus Voormann. Known largely ...

  4. Vallenato Legend Rafael Escalona Dies

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Colombian composer Rafael Escalona, an icon whose name is synonymous with Colombia’s typical vallenato music, died May 13 of respiratory failure in Bogotá, Colombia. He was 81 years old. A legend in Colombia, where his compositions—including " ...

  5. Celedon, Zambrano Plan U.S. Outing

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Colombian vallenato stars Jorge Celedón and Jimmy Zambrano will kick off their first major U.S. tour with an October 3 show at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. The pair will play a total of 19 cities as part of their "Qué Bonita Es Esta Vi ...

  6. Colombian Singer/Composer Romulo Caicedo Dies

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Colombian singer and composer Romulo Caicedo, who passed away at the age of 78 last Sunday, was buried Monday (Dec. 24) in Medellin. According to published reports, the singer was on tour and had played in Colombia and Venezuela before being hospi ...

  7. Colombian Composing Legend Barros Dies

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Colombian composer Jose Benito Barros, who gained worldwide renown for works like “La Piragua,” “El Pescador” and “Navidad Negra,” died May 12 in the coastal city of Santa Marta, Colombia. Barros was 95 years old. Born in the small town of El Banc ...

  8. National Geographic Launches Music Store

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offers downloads, videos. National Geographic has expanded its representation of global cultures by creating a music exploration and purchasing site. National Geographic World Music blends a music store, powered by Calabash Music, with extensive c ...

  9. Carlos Vives

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vives aggressively merges Columbian <I>vallenato</I> with blues and rock. Vives aggressively merges Columbian vallenato with blues and rock. News ...