Friday, August 7, 2009


Rafael "Lito" Barrientos was a renowed musician from El Salvador who created and formed the famed "Orquesta Lito Barrientos International."

He got his start as a trombonist and marimba performer in the 1940's with the group Alma India. Over the next 20 years, he would continue to tour in countries like Spain, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and other regions of South America, where he expanded his musical palette. When he formed his famed Orchestra, the band signed a contract with legendary Colombian record label Discos Fuentes; the Orchestra became famous for one of the most famous cumbias of all time, “Cumbia En Do Menor".

Barrientos passed away last year at the age of 93.

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