BIOGRAPHY OF VILMA DIAZ (by Mauricio Pinzon)
VILMA DIAZ “CUMBIA DIVA”
Is a very talented singer internationally recognized for her mastery of tropical style. She was born in Medellin-Colombia, a city that prepared her to be one of the main vocalists of the most famous tropical bands. At the age of 20 a well known record label company discovered her talent and she was offered a recording contract. The quality and power of her voice permitted her to be the lead voice of “La Sonora Dinamita” which is a favorite worldwide tropical band.
In 1989 and already being part of “La Sonora Dinamita” had numerous hits such as “Ya Para Que”, “EL Desamor”, etc. In 1993 she recorded “ESCANDALO”, and as a result of the success of this tropical classic hit, Vilma became recognized as “CUMBIA DIVA”. In 2008 Vilma Diaz released the single “Mirada Latina” which is now played in most popular tropical music worldwide radio stations.
Vilma has performed for the King of Spain, The President of El Salvador (Alfredo Cristiani) during the signing of an historical Peace Treaty, and she has received the keys and has been named honorary citizen of several cities.
Vilma has been called to appear on the line up of very many high profile Latin music shows like “Despierta America”, “Sabado Gigante”, “Jerry Lewis Show”, “Cotorreando”, “La Movida”, “Siempre En Domingo”, “El Show de Johnny Canales”. “12 Corazones”, “Adelante Hispanos”, “El Show de Cristina”, as well as live performances in “Fiesta Broadway”(Los Angeles), “Festival De La Calle 8″(Miami), “Viva Chicago Festival”, Macro Plaza”(Monterey-Mexico), “Madison Square Garden” NYC, “Calgary Festival” (Canada), “Sunset Junction Festival” and top of the major Central and South America, and Europe Concerts and Festivals. Her life and hit songs have been covered in all top publications, TV an radio stations.
Vilma continues singing with her implacable voice and she maintains some of the original Colombian musicians that also played and recorded in 90’s with “La Sonora Dinamita”.
When the atmosphere pulsates with impassioned vocals, vibrating and explosive percussion, fiery horns and deeply sensual rhythms, then “Vilma Diaz” must be playing.
Best than ever! You have to get it!
Vilma Diaz – Lead Singer
Jaime Caicedo – Vocals
Richard Ramirez – Vocals
Walter Valencia – Percussion
Jose de Leon – Percussion
Carlos Arias – Percussion
Samuel Rodriguez – Bass
Enzo Villaparedes – Trumpet
Arnulfo Vasquez – Trumpet
Omar Hernandez – Trumpet
Mauricio Pinzon – Manager
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