The heart of vallenato music, Valledupar, resonated with the impressive presence of the renowned Colombian singer Silvestre Dangond, who led an unforgettable “silvestrista caravan” (a parade in his honor) and staged exciting concerts to promote his latest album titled ‘Ta malo’ (It’s Bad).
The artist’s followers, affectionately known as “silvestristas,” gathered in the World Capital of Vallenato to be part of the parade, led by the icon and three-time Grammy winner, Silvestre Dangond. The atmosphere of Valledupar was filled with joy and the rhythm of the artist’s new release, titled “Bacano.”
Originally from Urumita, the vallenato artist not only met the expectations of his fans but also achieved an exceptional level of acceptance, establishing himself as the number one in vallenato music folklore. Last week, he officially presented ‘Ta malo,’ a musical production composed of fifteen unreleased songs, many of them exploring themes related to love and significantly influenced by the vallenato sound of the eighties.
Concerts at Vallenato Legend Park
The concerts took place in the iconic Vallenato Legend Park, where Silvestre Dangond, after a break of more than ten months, returned to the stage to delight over 25 thousand fans with the melodies of his latest album. The night of November 10 marked the triumphant return of the artist.
The event not only attracted new generations of fans, but also featured the presence of those who have accompanied the artist’s career for 22 years. For over three hours, the singer, who hails from La Guajira, Colombia, performed his new songs while the audience enthusiastically sang along. With more than two decades of artistic career, Silvestre Dangond celebrates this milestone with an album that includes his own compositions and those of prominent creators of vallenato folklore.
In a statement during his performance, Silvestre Dangond said, “Here, I’m not going to do anything else but sing and dance, although I could do more things. But I don’t want to look like a puppet or a clown because I disconnected for 10 months. I came here to sing, not to do anything else.”
This return to the stage marks not only the celebration of two decades of artistic career but also the culmination of a voluntary nine-month hiatus, during which the artist focused on his mental health. With ‘Ta malo,’ Silvestre Dangond reaffirms his position as a major undisputed figure in the vallenato scene and continues to captivate hearts with his unique style.