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CEFERINA BANQUEZ - THE QUEEN OF THE BULLERENGUE
Born on February 3, 1938 in Guamanga, Carmen de Bolívar, a descendant of traditional singers such as her aunts María del Carmen Teherán and María de Los Reyes Teherán; Peasant by birth and by conviction, her main occupation is to work the land, cultivating cassava, banana and everything that can be harvested in her region, and it is precisely in these moments of farming that inspiration arises and she composes and sings.
Like many of the inhabitants of this area, he suffered displacement due to violence in Colombia, but that was no excuse to stop singing, his land being the muse for his compositions, in ¨exile¨ Ceferina managed to record her first album, with which he managed to popularize songs of his authorship such as Estebena, Soco, Pundunga, Echando blood through the nose, Curucucu among other topics.
Ceferina is a versatile Canta Autora del Bullerengue sentao, Son de negro and Fandango, her songs express the Afro traditions of the region, for which she obtained the title of QUEEN OF THE BULLERENGUE OF THE MARIA LA BAJA FESTIVAL IN 2009, The cultural contribution of this Teacher of the Bullerengue has also been recognized by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia with the National Award for the dedication of the enrichment of the ancestral culture of Afro-Colombian communities 2013.
After 18 years displaced from her territory and close to her 80th birthday, Ceferina has been able to return home to Guamanga, and now that happiness is reflected in her musical presentations and in the new album that will be released in the first half of 2019. .
He has presented his show in the USA, Mexico and his most recent tour of Europe in July 2018 was a success, being acclaimed in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Lyon, and reaching distant places such as Gothenburg Sweden and Vienna Austria.
The Colombian music artist JÁRANATAMBÓ aka Alejandro Escallon is releasing his 6th album! A Worldbeat genre of music composed in two tracks of 21 minutes each: SIDE A - SIDE B!
This album, is a result of the artist's experience through the years, with a mixture of Carribean influenced rythms and sounds from the electronic world. A musical journey that introduce us to an Electronic symphony!