Gilberto Alejandro Duran Diaz, known to all as Alejo Duran or "El Negro Grande" (the Big Negro) was a Colombian vallenato music traditional composer, singer and accordionist. He is notorious for lyrically "self-flagellating" himself in his songs. In 1968 Duran gained notoriety for winning the first version of the "Vallenato Legend Festival" in the city of Valledupar and is often cited as one of the best Vallenato musician of all times.
La Vallenata Radio Station: Alejo Duran Diaz" El rey de la leyenda Vallenata"
Luis Angel Arango Library: DURAN DIAZ GILBERTO ALEJANDRO El rey Negro del Acordeon
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