Delfín Quishpe

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Delfín Quishpe
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Delfín Quishpe in Guayaquil (2012)
Background information
Birth nameDelfín Quishpe
Also known asDelfín hasta el fin (Dolphin to the end)
Born (1977-12-04) December 4, 1977 (age 41)
Guamote, Ecuador
GenresAndean music, Technocumbia

Delfín Quishpe (also known as Delfin Hasta El Fin (Dolphin To The End)) (born December 1977 in Guamote, Ecuador) is an Indigenous Quechua 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]. He is currently the mayor of his Hometown Guamote since May 2019.

Early Life[edit]

Delfín was born in a small town named San Antonio in Guamote, Ecuador. He then became a singer.

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] His son is Francis.


In 2003, he recorded his second album "El Gallito". It contained songs as: "El Gallito Bandido", "El Delfincito", "Cuando Me Vaya", and "Cuaya Huay".[5][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.[6]

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.[7] The song has later been called a "Youtube We are the World" by Calle 13 singer Residente.[8]


  1. ^ a b The Clinic No. 197 (2007-01-04). "Leo Marcazzolo, "Sería una sorpresa cantar en Viña"".
  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-18. Retrieved 2010-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Revista Lideres, retrieved 2010-03-22
  5. ^ "Los mensajes con los que Delfín Quishpe despidió a su hijo". El Comercio. October 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Falleció un hijo del cantante ecuatoriano Delfín Quishpe". El Comercio. October 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Diario El Tiempo, Ecuador
  8. ^ Diario El comercio, Peru

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