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Rafael Godoy

Rafael Godoy was a well-known Colombian composer born in Natagaima, Tolima, in 1907.

From a young age, he was linked to the trade-union movement in Barrancabermeja, Santander, from where he had to emigrate when his personal security was threatened. He fled to Venezuela, where he developed his musical career and composed what are often taken to be his best musical pieces.

It is possibly because of his distancing from the Colombian artistic environment of the time that Godoy's work is not so wide, and details about his personal life are not widely known.

His most widely known, and possibly best ...

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