Rafael Orozco Maestre

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Rafael Orozco Maestre
Birth name Rafael José Orozco Maestre
Born (1954-03-24)March 24, 1954
Origin Becerril, Cesar
Colombia
Died June 11, 1992(1992-06-11) (aged 38)
Genres Vallenato, Latin
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments Singing
Years active 1976–1992
Labels Codiscos
Associated acts Diomedes Díaz, Los Hermanos Zuleta, Jorge Oñate

Rafael José Orozco Maestre, (March 24, 1954 in Becerril, Cesar – June 11, 1992 in Barranquilla, Atlántico) was a Colombian singer of vallenato music. He was one of the major representatives of that Colombian popular folk music and lead singer and owner, along fellow accordionist Israel Romero, of the vallenato group Binomio de Oro de América, very popular in Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. Orozco was assassinated by gunmen in front of his house on his daughter's 15th birthday party. It is believed they were hired by an angry drug lord whose wife-or girlfriend-was obsessed with Orozco. It has been alleged that Orozco had a sentimental relationship with 16 year old Maria Angelica Navarro Ogliasti, identified as the girlfriend of Medellin Cartel hitman Jose Reinaldo Fiallo, who was himself murdered on November 1992 on orders of Pablo Escobar.[1]

Discography[edit]

From 1977 to 1991 the Binomio de Oro recorded 20 albums not counting special contributions to other artist on different compilations, interrupted with the death of lead singer Rafael Orozco.

  • 1977 - Binomio de Oro (1977 album)
  • 1977 - Por lo Alto
  • 1978 - Enamorado como Siempre
  • 1978 - Los Elegidos (album)
  • 1979 - Super Vallenato
  • 1980 - Clase Aparte (album)
  • 1980 - De Cache
  • 1981 - 5 Años de Oro
  • 1982 - Festival Vallenato (album)
  • 1982 - Fuera de Serie (album)
  • 1983 - Mucha Calidad (album)
  • 1984 - Somos Vallenato
  • 1985 - Superior (vallenato album)
  • 1986 - Binomio de Oro (1986 album)
  • 1987 - En Concierto (vallenato album)
  • 1988 - Internacional (vallenato album)
  • 1989 - De Exportación
  • 1990 - De Fiesta con el Binomio
  • 1991 - Por Siempre (vallenato album)
  • 1991 - De América

Telenovela[edit]

In 2014, Caracol TV, the largest Colombian television station, and which had previously produced other drama based on real life such as Pablo Escobar:Patron del Mal, started airing a telenovela named Rafael Orozco:El Idolo, about the life of Rafael Orozco Maestre.[2]

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