Binomio de Oro is one of Colombia’s most famous vallenato groups.
Vallenato is a Colombian folk music that blends the traditions of Spanish minstrels and West African griots. Both were traveling musicians who spread news through entertainment. How marvelous that the human nervous system generates similar culture in different places.
Friday, March 20, 2020 ~ Binomio de Oro joins Puerto Rican salsa romántica singer Maelo Ruiz at La Boom in Woodside, Queens at 10pm.
Tickets from $30 at laboomny.com
Binomio de Oro de América
The band was founded in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla by singer Rafael Orozco Maestre (1954-1992) and accordionist Israel Romero in 1976.
Orozco was murdered, reportedly because some narco’s wife or girlfriend had a crush on him. We hope those days are gone forever.
Romero kept the band together. Over the years, the group has spun off so many prominent vallenato musicians that its nickname is “The University of Vallenato.”
At the Carnaval de Barranquilla, the group won the prestigious Congo de Oro award seven times in 1978, 1987, 1988, 1989-1990, 1991, 1992 and 1996. The band is also popular in Venezuela.
Binomio has four Latin Grammy nominations for Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album.
- Grafiti de Amor (2006)
- Impredecible (2007)
- Vuelve y pica…El Pollo (2010)
- Corazón de Miel (2011)
Binomio de Oro in NYC
Colombian Independence Day at SOB’s
Saturday, July 20, 2019 ~ Binomio de Oro plays SOB’s in Hudson Square, NYC at 9pm. From $38