Aniceto Molina

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Aniceto Molina Aguirre (17 April 1939 – 30 March 2015) was a Colombian cumbia singer and accordionist who began playing the instrument at the age of 12.[1][2] His career lasted for more than four decades. He was popular in Latin American countries, especially El Salvador.[3]

Molina was born in El Campano, Córdoba[4] and lived in Mexico City from 1973 to 1984. In 1984, he moved to San Antonio, Texas.[5] Some of his most successful songs include "La Cumbia Sampuesana", "El Campañero", "La Gorra" and "La Burrita". Molina and his group, "Los Sabaneros", were formed in 1979.[6]


Aniceto Molina, originally from the town of El Campano, is a Colombian Cumbia singer and accordionist who began his musical career at the age of 12. Molina's career has lasted more than four decades. He is popular among Latin American countries, especially El Salvador Molina has also appeared on the hit television show "Adelantė Hispanos con Mike Rojas" Molina is a respected Colombian who died on 30 March 2015 in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 76,[7] due to a bacterial infection in his lungs. He had been hospitalized since February.[2]


  • El Tigre Sabanero (1997)
  • Vallenato (1995)


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Biography: Aniceto Molina". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Fallece Aniceto Molina tras una complicación pulmonar, La Prensa (Honduras), 30 March 2015.
  3. ^ Ramírez, Sigfredo (25 December 2012). "Las mil fiestas del Tigre Sabanero". La Prensa Gráfica (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Muere el músico colombiano Aniceto Molina, 'El Tigre Sabanero'" (in Spanish). CNN Mexico. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "A.R.C. Discos proudly announces the signing of Aniceto Molina to their roster of artists",, 10 December 2003; accessed 30 March 2015.
  6. ^ Burr, Ramiro (20 August 2004). "Entre cumbias y vallenatos". San Antonio Express-News (Houston Chronicle). Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Famed Colombian Accordionist Aniceto Molina, “El Embajador de la Cumbia”, Has Passed Away, Sounds and Colours, 31 March 2015