WHY LIVE THIS EXPERIENCE IN COLOMBIA?
The best composers and performers of vallenato music, which includes merengue, puya, paseo, and son, come together at the Vallenato Legend Festival, the greatest popular folk culture festival in Colombia. Musicians from countries like Cuba, Aruba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States participate in the festival, which began in 1968 and is held every year in late April in Valledupar.
The festival includes competitions for professionals, amateurs, and children.
The first Vallenato King was Alejandro Durán in 1968.
Children played vallenato in 1999 for Bill Clinton in the White House in Washington.