CEFERINA BANQUEZ: Born February 3rd 1938 in Guamanga, Carmen de Bolívar, in the Caribbean of Colombia, a descendant of traditional singers such as her aunts María del Carmen Teherán and María de Los Reyes Teherán; peasant by birth and by conviction her main occupation is to work the land cultivating cassava, plantain and everything that can be harvested in her region, and it is precisely in these moments of tillage when inspiration arises and composes and sings.
Ceferina is a versatile Singer Song writer of the Bullerengue sentao, Son de negro and fandango, their songs express the African traditions of the region, for which she obtained the title of QUEEN OF THE BULLERENGUE OF THE FESTIVAL OF MARIA LA BAJA IN 2009, The cultural contribution of this Master of Bullerengue has also been recognized by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia with the National Award for the dedication of the enrichment of the ancestral culture of the Afro-Colombian communities 2013.
Contact: Javier Mutis García
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