Lorenzo Palacios Quispe
Peruvian people of Quechua descent
Peruvian musicians Forum
Lorenzo Palacios Quispe was a Peruvian singer and musician. He arose under the artist name Chacalon (Big Jackal). He was called by his fans El Faraon de la Chicha ("The Pharaoh of La Chicha-("Peruvian Cumbia").
Chacalon was born in one of the squatter settlements (Barriadas or Pueblos Jovenes) of Lima, on the mountains the San Cosme in the district of La Victoria under very poor conditions. His father Lorenzo Huaypacusi Palacios, which whom Palacios never became acquainted, was a dancer. His mother Olimpia Quispe was a singer. He was raised by her mother and his stepfather Silverio Escalante since he was two years-old. He had fourteen half-brothers and sisters.
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