By Daniel Samper Pizano | Translated by Albeiro Rodas From Swipne. Rafael Calixto Escalona Martínez was born in Patillal, Cesar, on 27th May 1927. He was the seventh of nine siblings in the family made by Clemente Escalona Labarces, colonel of the war of the Thousand Days and Margarita Martínez Celedón.
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The King of Vallenato, Rafael Escalona, passed away this week in Bogotá. He can be considered one of the most well-loved Colombians and his name is referred almost as legendary and part of the identity of a Latin American culture at the same level of what is Celia Cruz, Carlos Gardel and other figures of […]
The king of Vallenato, the musician and composer Rafael Escalona, 81 y.o., is in the hospital due to a health crisis. Escalona, the author of popular Vallenato songs like “El Testamento“, “La Casa en el Aire” and “La Gota Fría“, suffered of cardiac problems. He is in the Shaio Clinic of Bogotá.