Rafael Orozco Maestre

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Rafael Orozco Maestre
Birth nameRafael Orozco Maestre
Born(1954-03-24)March 24, 1954
OriginBecerril, Cesar
Colombia
DiedJune 11, 1992(1992-06-11) (aged 38)
GenresVallenato, Latin
Years active1976–1992
LabelsCodiscos
 
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For the pianist, see Rafael Orozco.
Rafael Orozco Maestre
Birth nameRafael Orozco Maestre
Born(1954-03-24)March 24, 1954
OriginBecerril, Cesar
Colombia
DiedJune 11, 1992(1992-06-11) (aged 38)
GenresVallenato, Latin
Years active1976–1992
LabelsCodiscos

Rafael Orozco Maestre, (March 24, 1954 in Becerril, Cesar – June 11, 1992 in Barranquilla, Atlántico) was a Colombian singer of vallenato music. He was one of the major representatives of that Colombian popular folk music and lead singer and owner, along fellow accordionist Israel Romero, of the vallenato group Binomio de Oro de América, very popular in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. Orozco was assassinated by gunmen in front of his house on his daughter's 15th birthday party. It is believed they were hired by an angry drug lord whose wife-or girlfriend-was obsessed with Orozco. It has been alleged that Orozco had a sentimental relationship with Maria angelica Navarro Ogliasti, identified as the girlfriend of an alleged drug dealer named Jose Reinaldo Fiallo, who was himself murdered on Novmber of 1992.[1] (in Spanish)

Discography[edit]

From 1977 to 1991 the Binomio de Oro recorded 20 albums not counting special contributions to other artist on different compilations, interrupted with the death of lead singer Rafael Orozco.

Telenovela[edit]

In 2014, Caracol TV, the largest Colombian television station, and which had previously produced other drama based on real life such as Pablo Escobar:Patron del Mal, started airing a telenovela named Rafael Orozco:El Idolo, about the life of Rafael Orozco Maestre.[2] (in Spanish)

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