Picaflor de los Andes

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Picaflor de Los Andes
Birth name Víctor Alberto Gil Mallma
Also known as El Picaflor de Los Andes
Born 1930
Huancayo
Origin Peru
Died July 14, 1975 (1975-07-15) (aged 44-45)
Lima
Genres Huayno, Huaylas, Muliza
Occupations Singer
Associated acts Flor Pucarina, Pastorita Huaracina

Víctor Alberto Gil Mallma (1930; Huancayo - July 14, 1975; Lima), better known as Picaflor de Los Andes, was a Peruvian folk singer. In his childhood, he worked as a driver, painter, construction worker, and bricklayer. He sold approximately 80,000 copies of the single "Corazón mañoso" in 1960,[1] thereby becoming a cultural icon and obtaining the name "Picaflor de los Andes".

He died on July 14, 1975, in the district of La Oroya; there were more than 100,000 people at his burial.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • El Genio del Huaytapallana
  • Por las rutas del recuerdo
  • Santísima virgen de Cocharcas
  • Un paso mas en la vida
  • Yo soy huancaíno
  • Bodas de Plata
  • Un pasajero en el camino
Contributing artist

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Infocusco" Discografía", Accessed November 17, 2007
  2. ^ "Identidades, reflexión, arte y cultura - El dedo en la llaga" Diario Oficial El Peruano", Accessed November 17, 2007.