Who is Pedro Muriel and why are he named in songs?

Who is Pedro Muriel and why are he named in songs?
Who is Pedro Muriel and why are he named in songs?

Among the best-known greetings in the history of vallenato are the dedications to Pedro Muriel.

The story of Pedro Muriel and his greetings in successful songs.

In vallenato, as in other musical genres,There is a tradition among artists that consists of making greetings in the middle of their songs., either in their live performances or in the recording. In this way, many are immortalized and become a memory for the person named in the song.

This has also meant a source of additional income for artists, as some usually charge for each mention in their songs. A few years ago it was known thatDiomedes Diaz,considered the greatest singer in the history of vallenato,He charged 20 to 30 million pesos for the greetingwhile, in a more recent case, Mono Zabaleta assured that he asked for 20 million pesos for mention in his last album.

Among the best-known greetings in the history of vallenato are the dedications to Pedro Muriel, since several artists have mentioned it in songs that have become national and international hits. However, many do not know who the man is and why he is mentioned in so many topics.

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Who is Pedro Muriel?

Many followers of vallenato for many yearsThey thought that Pedro Muriel was a singer, a manager or even an accordion player of the genre.. It was even thought that he was part of groups such as Losambasadors or Los Chiches Vallenatos.

However, contrary to this, in reality Pedro Muriel is a renownedsound engineer who worked for more than 25 years for the Discos Fuentes labelwhere he participated in the recording of important musical productions.

The greetings that immortalized Pedro Muriel in vallenato are found in outstanding songs such as‘Tierra Mala’, ‘Ash Cold’ and ‘Charming Girl’, by Los Chiches Vallenatos;‘Taking and Taking’ and ‘The Drunkard’, by Los Embajadores; ‘I couldn’t remove your thorns’, by Erick Escobar, among many others.

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It must be clarified that Pedro Muriel is not only saluted in vallenato songs, since having worked with artists such as Joe Arroyo, Los Tupamaros, Pastor López, Fruko y sus Tesos, Lisandro Mesa and Rodolfo Aicardi,It also has dedications in genres such as salsa and tropical.

Mine was to make people happy with productions that will never die. They will be immortal because of the musicians, the composers, the singers, the promotion and because each song leaves a memory for people,” said Pedro Muriel in dialogue with the EJE21 portal, who also assured that he is happy because he made Colombia happy.

 
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