Yordano

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Yordano
Birth nameGiordano Di Marzo Migani
Born (1951-10-27) October 27, 1951 (age 67)
Rome, Italy
GenresPop music
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, guitar player
LabelsPolydor
PolyGram
Rodven
Sonográfica
Sony Music
Velvet
Associated actsIlan Chester
Simón Díaz
Websitewww.last.fm/music/Yordano

Yordano, born Giordano Di Marzo Migani, is an Italian–born Venezuelan singer-songwriter and guitar player.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born on October 27, 1951 in Rome, Italy, Yordano moved with his parents to Caracas at an early age (12) and was educated in the common schools there. He then graduated as an architect from Central University of Venezuela, where he participated in musical events and other endeavors. While attending the University, he became known as a prolific songwriter. Yordano lengthened his stride as he formed original bands to showcase his music.[1]

Professional career[edit]

But it was not until 1978 when Yordano decides to undertake a musical career, when he performed as vocalist and guitarist of the group Sietecuero with his brother the singer Evio di Marzo, which recorded an album in Puerto Rico. In 1982, he released his first solo album Negocios son Negocios on Polygram. Two years later, he followed with his second album, Yordano, which brought him some public recognition. He then moved to Sonográfica in 1986.[2]

His breakout year came in 1992, when his song Por estas calles (On These Streets), included in the album De Sol a Sol,[2] was used as the opening theme for the telenovela with the same title.[3] It was broadcast by Radio Caracas Televisión through 627 episodes between 1992 and 1994 and was extremely popular in Venezuela, due to its very realistic approach to the day-to-day life of the country and its local population. As a result, De Sol a Sol topped the country and pop album charts for more than two years, which led Yordano to achieve celebrity status in his homeland. Overall, the telenovela Por estas calles was the first Venezuelan program to give a realistic and thorough description of the corruption in political life, as well as the first to show the day-to-day life in the poorest barrios.[4]

After that, Yordano released many solid but unspectacular albums and made guest appearances on records by some of Venezuela's top artists, including Ilan Chester and Simón Díaz.[2]

In between, Yordano toured Colombia, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Miami, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain and Texas.[1]

Late years[edit]

In August 2014, Yordano was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). He was operated successfully in January 2015 in the City of New York, and followed the treatment schedule with all backup investigational and medical supportive services.[5]

Selected discography[edit]

As soloist[edit]

Year Album Label Ref
1982 Negocios son Negocios Polygram [6]
1984 Yordano Polydor [7]
1986 Jugando Conmigo Sonográfica [8]
1988 Lunas Sonográfica [9]
1990 Finales de Siglo Sonográfica [10]
1992 De Sol a Sol Sonográfica [11]
1995 Sabor de Cayena Sony Music [12]
1997 Fiebre Sony Music [13]
1998 Noches de Luna/Yordano en Concierto Airo Music (Double CD) [14]
2000 ¡Qué Lindas Son! Perla Negra/Recordland [15]
2002 Secretos de la noche Perla Negra/Latin World [16]
2003   La Historia – 20 Años de Exitos en Concierto   Latin World [17]
2007 El Deseo Independent [18]
2011 Yordano hoy – En Vivo Independent (Double CD) [19]
2013 Sueños clandestinos Independent [20]
2014 Manifiesto Independent EP [21]
2016 El Tren de los Regresos Sony Music [22]

As guest vocalist[edit]

Year Album Artist Label Ref
1978 Rojo Sangre Sietecuero Velvet [23]
1983 Daiquirí Daiquirí Sonográfica [24]
1986 A flor de piel Luz Marina Sonográfica [25]
1986 Tercera Etapa Guaco Sonográfica [26]
1989 Betania Guaco Sonográfica [27]
1993 Vuelve Colina Sonográfica [28]
1998 Duetos Simón Díaz Rodven/Polygram [29]
2008 Pasajeros en tránsito Roque Valero ICRecords [30]
2009   Tesoros de la Música Venezolana   Ilan Chester Independent [31]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Peñin, José; Guido, Walter. (1998). Enciclopedia de la Música en Venezuela. Fundación Bigott, Caracas. ISBN 978-980-6428-03-4.
  2. ^ a b c Yordano Discography. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 4, 2016.
  3. ^ Por estas calles (opening). You Tube. Retrieved on January 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Jones, Bart (2008). Hugo! The Hugo Chavez Story from Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution (p183). Steerforth. ISBN 9781586421359.
  5. ^ La operación de Yordano fue un éxito. El Universal. (Spanish). Retrieved on January 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Negocios son Negocios. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  7. ^ Yordano. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  8. ^ Jugando Comingo. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Lunas. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  10. ^ Finales de Siglo. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  11. ^ De Sol a Sol. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  12. ^ Sabor de Cayena. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  13. ^ Fiebre. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  14. ^ Noches de Luna. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  15. ^ ¡Qué Lindas Son!. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  16. ^ Secretos de la noche. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  17. ^ La Historia. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  18. ^ El Deseo. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  19. ^ Yordano hoy . Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  20. ^ Sueños clandestinos. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  21. ^ Manifiesto. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  22. ^ El tren de los regresos . Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  23. ^ Rojo Sangre. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  24. ^ Daiquirí. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  25. ^ A flor de piel. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  26. ^ Tercera Etapa. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  27. ^ Betania. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  28. ^ Vuelve. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  29. ^ Simón Díaz – Duetos. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  30. ^ Pasajeros en tránsito. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.
  31. ^ Tesoros de la Música Venezolana. Sincopa.com. Retrieved on January 3, 2015.