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Jorge Onate


Jorge Onate born March 31, 1949 in the town of Los Robles La Paz, near the city of Valledupar in northern Colombia, is one of the most renown singers and composers of the vallenato musical genre. As of 2004 and since the beginning of his career in 1968 he has achieved 25 gold discs, 7 platinum discs and 6 double platinum for his sales, among other numerous musical accomplishments. He has also successfully inccured in politics as councilman of his hometown, deputy of the Department of Cesar and second in line of congressman Alfredo Cuello Davila who he replaced in many occasions. Despite these he never abandoned his artistic career.

In 1968 after High School, Onate gets hired by a local vallenato group called "Los Guatapuri" as the lead singer and officially starting his career as vallenato singer. The group released an album titled Festival Vallenato recording the songs; Campesina Vallenata, El hijo de mi ahijada, Sombra Vengadora, Marina, El diablo de San Diego, Lavandera, La negrita de aji, Advertencia, Luisa Fernanda, Canto optimista, Maria Eugenia and Fabiola.

In 1969, Onate teams up with the already locally famous Hermanos Lopez vallenato group once again as lead singer releasing the album Lo Ultimo en Vallenatos! with the songs; Berta Caldera, Recuerdos, Diciembre Alegre, Vamonos Companera, Secreto Raro, Gallo Viejo, Mis Viejos, Siniestro de Ovejas, La Paz, Me Quisiste y Me Olvidaste, Ligia and Mi Morenita.

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