Otilio Galíndez

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Otilio Galíndez
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Born December 13, 1935
Yaritagua, Yaracuy, Venezuela
Died June 13, 2009
Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela

Otilio Galíndez, (Yaritagua, Yaracuy, December 13, 1935 – Maracay, Aragua, June 13, 2009) was a Venezuelan musician and composer.

Galíndez is best known for his Christmas songs like La Restinga, even though he also composed popular Venezuelan waltzes, serenades, bambucos or joropos like Pueblos Tristes, Flor de Mayo and Mi Tripón. Many of his songs have been recorded by María Teresa Chacín, Ilan Chester, Simón Díaz, Pablo Milanés, Silvio Rodríguez, Mercedes Sosa, Cecilia Todd and Lilia Vera, among others.

Galíndez was a long-time resident of Maracay, living there from 1974 until the time of his death in 2009, at the age of 73.

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  • Peñín, José; Guido, Walter (1998). Enciclopedia de la Música en Venezuela; Tomo 1, pag. 639–641. Fundación Bigott. Caracas, Venezuela. ISBN 9789806428034

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