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 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[permanent dead link], 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