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An Introduction to Vallenato

Vallenato originates from Caribbean villages in the Valledupar region of Colombia. Carlos Vives is today's best known vallenato singer.

Que No Se Enteren – Silvestre Dangond

This is one of the songs I listen to most when I'm missing Medellin. As with most vallenato songs, it's about love. You can see...

La Gringa – Silvestre Dangond

Silvestre Dangond's "La Gringa" is like a tourism promo for his home country, Colombia. In the video, he fantasizes about a pretty woman from New...

Ok – Jorge Celedon & Jimmy Zambrano

Jorge Celedon hails from La Guajira Peninsula, and along with Silvestre Dangond, is one of my favorite vallenato singers. Jimmy Zambrano accompanies him on the...

Como Me Duele – Gusi & Besto ft. Luis Enrique

I caught this vallenato song, Como Me Duele by Gusi & Besto featuring Luis Enrique, on TV recently, and noticed the video was shot...

El pasado es Pasado – La Adictiva Banda San Jose de...

If you like vallenato, check out this recent post on Expat Chronicles about the distinctly Colombian genre of music.

Video – Carito by Carlos Vives

Now that I'm back in the US, I can turn on the car radio and hear salsa and reggaeton, but Colombia's very own genre,...

Carlos Vives – La Gota Fria

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...