Silvestre Dangond

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Silvestre Dangond
Silvestre Dangond in a 2022 interview
Silvestre Dangond in a 2022 interview
Background information
Birth nameSilvestre Dangond Vives Delano
Born (1980-05-12) May 12, 1980 (age 43)
OriginUrumita, La Guajira, Colombia
GenresVallenato, Latin
Years active2001–present
LabelsSony Music

Silvestre Dangond Vives Delano (born May 12, 1980, in Urumita) is a Colombian singer. He attributes his talents to his father, the singer William José "El Palomo" Dangond Baquero, who during the mid-1970s recorded 10 singles with Andrés "El Turco" Gil; and his mother, who comes from a musical family and passed down her charismatic nature to him, while also playing a major role in his formal and personal education.

Silvestre in concert in Bogota in 2014.

Early career[edit]

2002: Debut album[edit]

After graduating from high school Dangond stayed full dedicated to his music. He grouped with amateur accordion player Ramón López and after performing in some parties and gigs they recorded their first album in 2002 called Tanto para Tí which included 12 songs; Nada te conmueve composed by Fabian Corrales, Necesito verte by Juan Manuel Perez, No te escondas mas by Felipe Pelaez, Mi encantadora egoista by Alberto Murgas, Quien me mando of his own authorship, Un amor tan grande by Freddy Carrillo, Muñeca de porcelana by Luis Alonso, Que no me roben tu corazón by Antonio Meriño, Lloraras un amor by Jaime Bayona, La flor mas linda by Armando Moscote, El extorcionista by Carlos Ramirez and Tanto para ti by Freddy Carrillo. It was during this time that he met his friend and also vallenato singer Kaleth Morales.

2003–2013: Rise to national prominence[edit]

Dangond and Juancho De la Espriella performing live on stage.

By pure coincidence and through friend in common, manager and promoter Carlos Blum, Dangond officially met accordionist Juancho De la Espriella during a serenata (De la Espriella was grouped with singer Peter Manjarrez). Both of them knew who the other was but had never crossed words. Since that day they became good friends. Blum then convinced them to become a musical duo and arranged their first gig together at the Alfonso López Michelsen Building in a celebration of the Cesar Department foundation.

Lo mejor para los dos (The best for the two of us – Album) Their musical union created great buzz within the vallenato critics and fans, and shortly they recorded their first album together named titled Lo mejor para los dos (2003) containing 13 tracks; La pinta chevere of Dangond's authorship, Nuestra vida by Jose Hernandez, Detalles y recuerdos by Enrique Carrascal, Mi amor por ella by Omar Geles, Ni en pintura by Dagoberto Osorio, El ring ring by Luis Alonso, Sabroso by Hernando Marin, Dejame quererte by Alejandro Sarmiento, No se, me equivoque by Rafael Manjarrez, La razon de mi vivir by Ivan Calderon, El chinchorrito by Alejo Duran, Me vuelve loquito by Josue Rodriguez and Lo mejor para los dos by Kaleth Morales. Dangond and De la Espriella performed in more than 250 shows throughout 2003, most of them in December with 28 presentations.[1]

Mas unidos que nunca (More united than ever – Album)

Silvestre Dangond and Juancho De la Espriella performing.
Silvestre Dangond – Live

Their following album was Mas unidos que nunca, released on June 13, 2004, containing 14 songs which included one unplugged bonus track; Cautico mi canto of Dangond's authorship, El vaiven by Hernando Bustos, A blanco y negro by Omar Geles, La Colegiala of Dangond's authorship, Yo no me como ese cuento by Dagoberto Osorio, Acepto el reto by Luis Egurrola, Pa Barranquilla of Dangond's authorship, Me la juego toda by Kaleth Morales, Baila Vallenato by Leo Duran, La Mentira by Wilfran Castillo, Cuando llego en temple by Armando Romero, Celos y que by Luis Alonso, La mujer de mis sueños by Unknown author and La colegiala unplugged version. With this album Dangond and De la Espriella consolidated as one of the most successful vallenato groups in this genre thanks to the acceptance of their hit song La colegiala.[2]

Ponte a la moda (Put up your style – Album) In 2005 Dangond and De la Espriella released their third album together titled Ponte a la moda which also became a great success in Colombia and outside Colombia, especially within the Latin American community in the United States. The Album included the songs; Ahi viene ahi va of Dangond's authorship, Pa una mujer bonita by Omar Geles, Dile by Alberto Mercado, El tao tao by Lucho Perez, Mi seguidora y yo by Kaleth Morales, Esa mirada by Enrique Araujo, La pareja del momento by Jeiner Lopez, La misteriosa by Isaac Calvo, Ponte a la moda by Luis Alonso, Silvetre en Carnaval by Various artists, Una vez mas by Luis Egurrola, El enredo by Manuel Julian, Por ser machista of Dangond's authorship and La indiferencia (live unplugged) by Luis Alonso.

Personal life[edit]

Dangond is the son of amateur singer William José Dangond Baquero (known as 'El Palomo') and Dellys Corrales Rojas and has one brother, Carlos Ivan. He is married to childhood sweetheart Pieri Avendaño and they have 3 children, Luis Jose, Silvestre Jose and Jose Silvestre .


With Román López
With Juancho De la Espriella
With Rolando Ochoa
With Álvaro López
With Jorge Lucas Dangond
With Rubén Lanao Jr.
  • Intruso (2022)
  • Ta' Malo (2023)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

A Latin Grammy Award is an accolade by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. Silvestre Dangond has received four nominations.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 El Original: La Revolución Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Nominated
2011 Cantinero Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Nominated
2012 No Me Compares Con Nadie Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Nominated
2013 La 9a Batalla Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Nominated
2015 Sigo Invicto Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Nominated
2017 Gente Valiente Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Nominated
2018 Esto Es Vida Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Won
2018 Cásate Conmigo (With Nicky Jam) Best Tropical Song Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

A Grammy Award is an award presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2018 Gente Valiente Best Tropical Latin Album Nominated

Premios Nuestra Tierra[edit]

A Premio Nuestra Tierra is an accolade that recognize outstanding achievement in the Colombian music industry. Silvestre Dangond has received seven nominations.[1]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2014 Himself Artist of the Year Nominated
La 9a Batalla Album of the Year Nominated
"Lo Ajeno Se Respeta" Best Vallenato Performance of the Year Nominated
"La Difunta" Best Vallenato Performance of the Year Nominated
Himself Best Vallenato Solo Artist or Group Nominated
Himself Best Mainstream Artist Nominated
"Lo Ajeno Se Respeta" Best Mainstream Song Nominated
"Silvestristas" Best Fan Club Nominated


  1. ^ Premios Nuestra Tierra received to Silvestre Dangond:
    • "Nominados a los Premios Nuestra Tierra 2014" (in Spanish). La Mega. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2014.

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