Luis Eduardo Bermúdez better known as Lucho Bermúdez (January 25, 1912 in El Carmen de Bolívar – April 23, 1994 in Bogotá), was a Colombian musician, composer, arranger, musical director and performer of Colombian folkloric rhythms: Boleros, Cumbias, Porros and Merecumbes.
Bermúdez studied in the city of Santa Marta where he also became a member of the military marching band in 1920. He learned to play the flute, the trombone, the piccolo, the Tuba, the trumpet, the Saxophone and the clarinet. He became musical director for the A Numero uno de Cartagena orchestra, and later on the Orquesta del Caribe, in which he played many of his compositions.
Bermúdez and his orchestra recorded an album under the RCA Victor in Argentina, which contained the songs "Danza Negra", "Caprichito", "Cuca", "Cumbia Colombiana", "El Porro Buenos Aires", among others. The following year Bermúdez organized an orchestra with his name and moved to Medellín where he established his home.
Between 1952 and 1954 Bermúdez lived in Cuba and Mexico with his orchestra, mainly to promote the Colombian music overseas. Upon his return to Colombia, he was invited by the first Colombian Television to perform in their first broadcast on June 13, 1954.
- "San Fernando"
- "Carmen de Bolívar"
- "Buenos Aires
- "Fantasía Tropical"
- "Prende la Vela
- "Te Busco"
- "Diana María"
- "Doble Cero"
- "Colombia Tierra Querida"
Caracol Radio awarded him the "Caracol de Oro" award.
- Main Web Page: http://www.luchobermudez.com/
- www.sayco.org, January 2003
- (Spanish)colarte.com; Lucho Bermudez