Hernan Gamboa was born in San Tome, in the State of Anzoategui, located in the eastern part of Venezuela, June 18, 1946. He is the son of Carmito Gamboa Almeida and Carmen Alexis Gamboa.
From a very early age, he was exposed to music through his father, who was an extraordinary musician and singer. His father taught him to play the cuatro, guitar, mandolin, as well as de the percussion instruments native to Venezuela. Hernan also learned the concepts and techniques of his countrys popular songs.
In this way Hernan Gamboa began absorbing his countrys history, literature, culture, poetry, music and folklore. He has been influenced by great Venezuelan poets, such as Aquiles Nazoa, Luis Beltran Prieto Figueroa, Efrain Subero, Alberto Arvelo Torrealba, Luis Pastrori, Maria Inmaculada Barrios, Raul Umanes, Ernesto Luis Rodriguez, Manuel Graterol and was significantly impressed by an introduction, at age nine, to the Nobel Prize Winner Pablo Neruda in the City of Barinas where the poet sowed him admiration.
Interview to Hernan Gamboa in VOZZ.tv for the concert to Simon Diaz
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