Eneas Perdomo

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Eneas Perdomo
Born (1930-07-11)July 11, 1930
El Yagual, Apure, Venezuela
Died February 25, 2011(2011-02-25) (aged 80)
Caracas, Venezuela

Eneas Perdomo (July 11, 1930 – February 25, 2011) was a Venezuelan popular singer. He was one of the most recognized singer/songwriters of the Venezuelan Joropo genre.

Early years[edit]

Eneas Perdomo was born El Yagual, a town in the state of Apure, in Venezuela in 1930. His parents were Vicente Perdomo and Rosa Carrillo. As a youngster, he worked in the typical occupations of a man from the Venezuelan plains: cow herdsman, farm hand and truck driver.

Main body of work[edit]

He got his start in radio in the state of Guárico. His first recording, made in the late 1950s, was a poem by Cesar Sánchez Olivo entitled Soga, Despecho y Alero. He went on to record more than 40 LPs and wrote many songs which have become Joropo standards. His best known song is Fiesta en Elorza a celebration of the festivities of the town of Elorza in the state of Apure.

He received a lot of honors (more than 200), among them the Orden al Libertador, Orden Ricardo Montilla, Orden Emilio Sojo, Orden Sol Del Perú. He had a plaza dedicated to him, and a street named after him by the town of Elorza, who named him Illustrious Son.

Death[edit]

Eneas Perdomo died at the Military Hospital located in the city of Caracas, after a long illness.

Selected Compositions[edit]

  • A Barinas
  • El Regional
  • El Verdun
  • Fiesta en Elorza
  • Flor Sabanera
  • La gaviota
  • Lia
  • Paisaje Apureño
  • Periquera
  • Pescador del Río Apure
  • Puente Sobre Apure
  • Recuerdos Llaneras
  • Sabanas de Aráuca
  • Sabanera
  • Semana Santa en Achaguas
  • Vestida de Garza Blanca / Alcaraván Compañero

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