Silvestre Francisco Dangond Corrales (Urimita, La Guajira, May 12, 1980) is a singer, television presenter and naturalized composer, considered one of the main representatives of “La Nueva Ola” of Vallenato. It is idolized by its fans, who call themselves Silvestristas.
Silvestre claims to have inherited his talent from his father, the singer William Jose “El Palomo” Dangond Baquero, who in the mid-70, produced 10 singles with Andrés “El Turco” Gil; And his mother, who comes from a musical family, conveyed his charismatic character and in turn played an important role in his formal and personal education.
Silvestre was always fascinated by vallenato; He often ran away at night to play and listen to the cheerful melodies of his accordion. While in school, he participated in numerous talent shows, winning many of them thanks to his contagious vallenato.
His family moved to the city of Bogotá to help him pursue his dream of having a musical career. There, he began to appear at parties with his great friend and accordionist “Coco” Zuleta. In 2012, he signed with Sony Music and released his debut album For You, which produced three singles: Who sent me, I need to see you and porcelain doll.
In the following years, he released two more albums, the best for the two and the pint cool. His first national success came in 2004 with the schoolgirl, which is his authorship.
Already in the 2005 had managed to accumulate a loyal group of fans known as “Silvestristas”. That same year, he launched the album Ponte a la Moda, and began to gain international recognition with indifference, Dile and the couple of the moment. His album La Fama, launched in 2006, reflected his growing maturity and produced the simple peek, there and it does not work.
With the Original (2008), he released one of his most meticulously crafted albums. Then came his bartender album in 2010, which was certified by the Association for the Protection of intellectual rights on Phonograms and musical videograms (APDIF) as a quadruple platinum album for sales that exceeded the 80,000 units.
Meeting with the accordionist Juancho of the Espriella, released the album Do not compare Me with anyone in the year 2011, which includes the popular simple The gringo, by God yes and the little thing. This album received a diamond disc certification in Colombia for sales of more than 100,000 units.
In the year 2012, he began working with accordionist Rolando Ochoa, son of vallenato artist Calixto Ochoa, and the following year released the album The 9th battle. With 13 songs written by Colombian composers, the album was certified as platinum record in Colombia and Venezuela just days after its release, also reached the post #1 in the list of Latin Albums of itunes in the United States, making it Vallenato’s first artist to reach the top of this highly competitive ranking.
In 2014 he worked with the accordionist Álvaro López and his cousin the accordionist Lucas Dangond. His first album together was titled still Undefeated, released on November 24, 2014, which produced a great deal of international successes, such as how he did, the confit, for a Mensajito, the Glu Glu, Niégame three times, the same as always, ungrateful bride and , time.
After signing with Sony Latin Music, Silvestre continued to give the finishing touches to his new record production in 2016. At the beginning of 2017 I launched their new album Brave People, two days ahead of schedule thanks to an overwhelming demand. This album is a new musical proposal with which Silvestre popularized its modern version of Colombian vallenato and marks the 11th album in its career. The album is produced by multiple-time Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated producer Andrés Castro, who has worked with musicians such as Carlos Vives, ChocQuibTown, Gian Marco, Prince Royce, Samo and Thalía, among others.
To celebrate this launch, Silvestre presented a massive concert in Valledupar, Colombia, attended by more than 55000 people who celebrated the vallenato folklore with the contagious letters and the inspiring messages typical of the artist’s music. The historic “clubbing” took 15 days of work to assemble and included a spectacle of sound, lights and special effects that made it the largest production ever seen to present an album in the country.
Similarly, with a view to dominating the U.S. market, Silvestre continued to celebrate the launch and success he has had with the wide range of downloads and reproductions on Spotify, and presented a “partying” in conjunction with the Zol 106.7 FM. The event was open to all those who won tickets through a contest. The demand was such that many fans stayed outside because there was no more soul in the place.