Rafael Escalona

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    La Casa en el AireRafael Escalona
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    El Hambre del LiceoRafael Escalona
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    El ChevrolitoRafael Escalona
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    La MayeRafael Escalona
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    El Almirante PadillaRafael Escalona
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        Composer Rafael Escalona revolutionized his native Colombia's vallenato folk tradition, modernizing the music's rough, accordion-based sound via the addition of vividly detailed narratives evoking the rhythms and rigors of working-class life. Born Rafael Calixto Escalona Mart+¡nez in the Atlantic coast town of Patillal on May 27, 1927, he initially dreamed of pursuing a career as a painter or cartoonist, but soon recognized that his artistic talents lie in writing, not drawing. ... Read more

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