Renowned accordion player Ramiro Colmenares died

There is mourning in the world of vallenato for the surprising death of renowned accordion player Ramiro Colmenares at the age of 65 old. His death occurred today in a hotel in Paraguay. Preliminarily it was known that the artist from Santander suffered a cardiac arrest.

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At 65 Bumangués accordion player Ramiro Colmenares, founder of the renowned group Los Embajadores Vallenatos, died today. According to preliminary information, the artist from Santander suffered a cardiac arrest in a hotel in Paraguay on the sidelines of a tour he was carrying out in that country.

With Los Embajadores Vallenatos , Colmenares was the architect of hits such as ‘El santo cachón’ and ‘Se le moja la canoa’, the first of which was composed by Romualdo Brito and included on the album ‘Borrachera wherever you want’ in 1994.

Through a statement, the Mayor’s Office of Floridablanca lamented the death of the artist. “We extend our most sincere condolences to family and friends for the departure of master Ramiro Colmenares, pioneer of the vallenato genre in our country”, says the letter.

” Mourning in vallenata music. We mourn the death of accordion player Ramiro Colmenares. (…) Peace in your grave, genius” , expressed, for its part, the Colombian record company Discos Fuentes.


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