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Luis Mariano Rivera

Luis Mariano Rivera was born on August 19, 1906, in the valley of Canchunchu, in the Sucre State of Venezuela. He was known not only as a singer, but also as a composer, poet and dramatist.

A self-taught musician and a man of few words, but possessing great sensitivity, Rivera used to say that his first encounter with music was by pure chance. It was in December. My friends wanted to sing one parranda and they no had the technique. I wrote a song to them, Canchunchu Florido. With this I began as composer. After Canchunchu Florido, Rivera wrote Cerecita, ...

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