Leandro Díaz

Vallenato, Musical Artist

1928 – 2013

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Who was Leandro Díaz?

Leandro José Díaz Duarte was a Colombian vallenato music composer. He is mostly known for his ability to compose very descriptive and narrative vallenato songs despite his blindness. His songs have been recorded by many Colombian musicians including Carlos Vives, Diomedes Diaz, Jorge Oñate, Ivan Villazon, among others.

During the 38th version of the Vallenato Legend Festival, Diaz was proclaimed "King for Life of the Vallenato Legend Festival" along with Rafael Escalona, Emiliano Zuleta Baquero, Calixto Ochoa, Adolfo Pacheco and Tobías Enrique Pumarejo.

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Born
Feb 20, 1928
Hatonuevo
Profession
Died
Jun 22, 2013
Valledupar

Submitted
on July 23, 2013