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Famous Musicians from Colombia

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List of notable or famous musicians from Colombia, with bios and photos, including the top musicians born in Colombia and even some popular musicians who immigrated to Colombia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Colombian musicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These musicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known musician from Colombia is included when available.

These people, like Shakira and Juanes include images when available.

This historic musicians from Colombia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Colombian musicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous musicians from Colombia?" These prominent musicians of Colombia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Colombian musicians.

Use this list of renowned Colombian musicians to discover some new musicians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Gender: Female
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    Carlos Alberto Vives Restrepo (born 7 August 1961) is a Colombian singer, songwriter and actor....  more
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Santa Marta
    • Gender: Male
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    Colacho Mendoza

    Nicolas Elias Mendoza Daza, also known as Colacho Mendoza (April 15, 1936 – September 27, 2003) was a Colombian Vallenato accordion player and was crowned king of accordion players on many occasions in the Vallenato Legend Festival. He was born in a small village called Sabanas de Manuela in the municipality of Barrancas, La Guajira Department, in northern Colombia. According to Gabriel Garcia Marquez he was the best interpreter of Rafael Escalona's songs....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1936-2003)
    • Birthplace: Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia
    • Gender: Male
  • Fabio Alonso Salgado, better known as Estéfano, born in Cali, Colombia is a musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. Along with Donato Poveda formed the duo Donato y Estefano, releasing three studio albums through 1995–1999. After the duo disbanded he went on to pursue a solo career with his album Código Personal: A Media Vida released in 2005. Estéfano has worked with Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Shakira, Malú, Alexandre Pirés, Enrique Iglesias, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Paulina Rubio, Anahí, Noelia, Chayanne, Jerry Rivera and Thalía, among others....  more
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
    • Gender: Male