Delfín Quishpe

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Delfín Quishpe
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Delfín Quishpe in Guayaquil (2012)
Background information
Birth name Delfín Quishpe
Also known as Delfín hasta el fin
Born (1977-12-04) December 4, 1977 (age 36)
Guamote, Ecuador
Genres Andean music, Technocumbia
Instruments Vocals
Website www.quishpe.com

Delfín Quishpe (born December 1977 in Guamote, Ecuador) is an Indigenous Quecha Ecuadorian singer-songwriter, celebrity, performing in a style he calls "Andean techno-folklore".[1] His popularity largely comes from the comical nature of his music. Quishpe's song "Torres Gemelas" (Twin Towers) remains the song that has received most attention.[2]

Biography[edit]

Delfín was born in a small town named San Antonio in Guamote, Ecuador.

Delfin’s fame came in December 2006 [3][4] when his song Torres Gemelas (Twin Towers) was uploaded to YouTube. By January 4, it had been heard by 250,000 people,[1] and by March 24, the several copies of the video on YouTube had over a million views and thousands of comments.[3]

Discography[edit]

In 2003, he recorded his second album "El Gallito". It contained songs as: "El Gallito Bandido", "El Delfincito", "Cuando Me Vaya", and "Cuaya Huay".[citation needed] A year later he created his first video, the same that was posted on Internet.[citation needed]

Viral videos[edit]

Delfín Quishpe in 2012

In 2006, "Torres Gemelas" (Twin Towers) was released. While the song is tragic in nature, the subject matter being Delfin losing a loved one in the terrorist attack of 9/11, the whimsical and kitschy nature of the song as well as the poor acting in the music video has made this song a bit of an internet meme.

In April 2010 Defín Quishpe released the song "En tus Tierras Bailaré" with the two Peruvian "YouTube stars" Wendy Sulca and Tigresa del Oriente. The song received attention in Latin American media and got rapidly more than one million hits in a few weeks.[5] The song has later been called a "Youtube We are the World" by Calle 13 singer Residente.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leo Marcazzolo, "Sería una sorpresa cantar en Viña", The Clinic No. 197, 2007-01-04. An online copy can be found on http://www.lesterfibla.com/documentos/delfin.doc
  2. ^ David Sasaki, Ecuador, Chile: Kitsch Goes for Cash on YouTube, Global Voices, 2007-03-07.
  3. ^ a b Xavier A. Flores Aguirre, El símbolo Delfín, El Universo, 2007-03-24.
  4. ^ [1] Revista Lideres, retrieved 2010-03-22
  5. ^ Diario El Tiempo, Ecuador
  6. ^ Diario El comercio, Peru

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