Silvestre Francisco Dangond Corrales, was born on May 12, 1980, in the town of Urumita, located on the eastern end of the Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Silvestre attributes his talents to his father, the singer William José “El Palomo” Dangond Baquero, who during the mid-1970s recorded 10 singles with Andrés “El Turco” Gil; and his mother, who comes from a musical family and passed down her charismatic nature to him, while also playing a major role in his formal and personal education.
Jorge Oñate, in the town of Los Robles La Paz, near the city of Valledupar in northern Colombia, is one of the most renowned 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 entered politics as councilor of his hometown, while deputising for Alfredo Cuello Dávila, representing the department of Cesar.