Carlos Vives hails from Santa Marta, Colombia on the Caribbean coast. He was one of the artist’s Maira introduced me to months ago when I first moved in and she helped me download some Latin music.
He is known for popularizing vallenato, a form of Spanish folk music.
Vallenato is especially popular along the Caribbean coast, in places like Barranquilla and Cartagena, however it is also played in the crossover clubs of Medellin, and I’ve even seen a few clubs solely dedicated to the genre.
La Gota Fria is a track off of his breakthrough album, Clásicos de la Provincia.