|Fernando Meneses Romero|
|Sons||Berenice, Mauricio and Fernando Meneses Arrázola.|
|Occupation||medical gynecological and obstetrical , songwriter, guitarist.|
|Years active||1968 - present.|
|Instrument||guitar . [ 1 ]|
|Related artists||Carlos Vives , Diomedes Díaz , Jorge Oñate , Poncho Zuleta , Rafael Orozco , Daniel Celedón|
|Distinctions||Composer of the year 1997 at the National Festival of Vallenata Music Composers in San Juan del Cesar , La Guajira.|
Fernando Meneses Romero ( La Gloria , 1950 ), [ 2 ] is a Colombian obstetrician-gynecological doctor and musician , known for being the composer of multiple songs of Vallenata music , among which are included numerous hits by the Vallenata group Binomio de Oro de America during its heyday with singer Rafael Orozco Maestre and accordionist Israel Romero . [ 3 ]
Meneses is attributed in part to the birth of the Binomio de Oro, since he presented his countryman Rafael Orozco with the peasant Israel Romero in a party. [ 4 ]
In addition to monopolizing musical successes with El Binomio de Oro, their songs were also recorded by Vallenato groups such as Alfredo Gutiérrez , Jorge Oñate , Los Hermanos Zuleta , Los Betos , Los Diablitos , Los Chiches Vallenatos , Otto Serge , Jorge Celedón , and Diomedes Díaz . [ 3 ] [ 1 ]
One of his most successful songs among his 350 compositions, and which reached international recognition was Momentos de amor , which was immortalized by the voice of Rafael Orozco , [ 5 ] and then recorded again in 2009 by the singer Carlos Vives and the accordion player. Egidio Cuadrado in the album Clásicos de la Provincia II . [ 6 ]
Family and studies
Fernando was born in the Colombian municipality of La Gloria , Magdalena Grande , in the home of the telegrapher Ubaldo Meneses and the housewife Juanita Romero. [ 7 ] His ancestors on his paternal side have roots in Rionegro (Santander) and Santa Cruz de Mompox . [ 8 ] He is the brother of Alberto, Gustavo, Alfonso, Rafael, Ubaldo, Gloria and Sofía Meneses Romero. [ 7 ]
In his childhood, Meneses Romero was influenced by the composer Julio Erazo, a friend of his father and who frequented his house. Erazo's vallenata music compositions were recorded by Bovea and his vallenatos . [ 7 ]
In his youth, Meneses was also a composer of boleros , waltzes , boleros and tropical romanzas, [ 8 ] especially when he was sent to study high school (baccalaureate) at the age of 15 at the school "José Eusebio Caro", in the municipality of Ocaña , department of Norte de Santanter . [ 7 ] [ 8 ] After completing his secondary education in 1967 , [ 9 ] decided to study medicine . [ 9 ]He studied medicine at the University of Cartagena , in the city of Cartagena de Indias and graduated as a surgeon in 1975 . [ 2 ] This same year, after graduating, he did his medical practice for a year of rural service in the municipality of Codazzi (Cesar) , and it was in this town where he met the singer Rafael Orozco Maestre , who formed a vallenata group with the accordion player Emilio Oviedo . [ 3 ] He also met accordionist Israel Romero , who formed a group with villager Daniel Celedón. [ 3 ] After meeting in many parties, Meneses managed to unite Orozco with Romero to form the Binomio de Oro group . [ 3 ]
Due to his affinity to poetry , Meneses has composed in various musical genres. From his friendship with Pedro Nel Martínez came the initiative to also compose in other popular musical genres in Colombia, such as Bambucos and Pasillos , and that he recorded musical groups such as the duets of Los Hermanos Martínez, Los Hermanos López and Los Hermanos Prieto. [ 8 ]
- Pañuelito güamalero : in 1968 he managed to have his first song recorded. This composition by Meneses was recorded by the group Los Primos De la Hoz , recorded in acetate format. [ 9 ]
- Moments of love : In 1976 , the Binomio de Oro recorded it on their album El Binomio de Oro . Diomedes Díaz recorded it on his album La voz with Iván Zuleta on the accordion in 2007 . It was also recorded in 2009 by the singer Carlos Vives and the accordion player Egidio Cuadrado on the album Clásicos de la Provincia II .
- A flower dies
- Our separation
- My piece of heaven
- World of illusions
- An old love
- Locket of kisses
- Dream Basket : Recorded by Jorge Oñate .
- I'm alone : recorded by Daniel Celedón and Norberto Romero on the Gira Mundo album in 1977.
- Libertinaje : recorded by Daniel Celedón and Norberto Romero on the album Diferentes in 1978.
- How an illusion is born
- I like you because yes : recorded by the group Los Diablitos .
- An old love : recorded by the group Los Diablitos .
- The passing of the years ( Waltz - corridor ). [ 8 ]
- The language of your skin : recorded by Rafael Ricardo and Otto Serge .
- Conversing with God : recorded by Rafael Ricardo and Otto Serge .
- The bride of the wind : recorded by Silvio Brito .
- More in love than ever : recorded by the Los Betos group .
- Un egoísta : recorded by the Los Betos group .
- Linda Sanjacintera : recorded by Alfredo Gutiérrez .
- I want to be your lover (Bambuco). [ 8 ]
- My heart is a tiple (Bambuco). [ 8 ]
- Woman and plain : this song won a llanera music contest in Villavicencio . [ 2 ]
- Sad end : Song winner in the National Festival of Music Composers Vallenata in San Juan de Cesar in 1997. [ 2 ]
- Our love was great : recorded by Jorge Celedón and Jimmy Zambrano .
- Friendship for friendship : recorded by Nelson Henríquez .
- Happy Barranquilla : recorded by Nelson Henríquez .
- My grandchildren (paseo vallenato): composition that participated in the unpublished song contest of the Vallenata Legend Festival in Valledupar . [ 11 ]
Tributes and awards
In 1997, Meneses participated in the National Festival of Vallenata Music Composers in San Juan del Cesar , department of La Guajira and won the award for "Composer of the year" with the song Triste final . [ 2 ]
Also in 2013 he participated in the Vallenata Legend Festival in Valledupar and achieved second place in the unpublished song contest with the vallenato ride Mis nietos . [ 12 ] He was surpassed by the composer Álvaro Pérez Vergara, and in third place was Margarita Doria Carrascal. [ 12 ]
- Lenin Bueno Suarez
- Annex: Discography of the Binomio de Oro
- Annex: Discography of Jorge Oñate
- Annex: Discography of Los Hermanos Zuleta
- Annex: Discography of Alfredo Gutiérrez
- Annex: Discography of Diomedes Díaz
- Annex: Discography of Daniel Celedón
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- «Tribute to Dr. Fernando Meneses and Julian Rojas» . Cradle of Accordions Festival . Retrieved March 25, 2020 .
- Gutiérrez De Piñeres and Grimaldi, Alejandro (March 10, 2019). «Fernando Meneses Romero:" The lyric turned song " » . Vallenato Portal . Retrieved March 25, 2020 .
- «University of Cartagena commemorates 191 years. Concert and tribute to the composer Fernando Meneses » . World News. October 5, 2018 . Retrieved March 25, 2020 .
- Flórez Jaramillo, Jota (April 30, 2013). «The 5 unpublished songs that go to the final of the Vallenato Festival 2013» . Blog Vallenato . Retrieved March 25, 2020 .
- Murillo Rincón, Arnol (May 2, 2013). "The craftsman who became a legend . " Vallenato Portal . Retrieved March 25, 2020 .