Diomedes Díaz would be 65 years old, every year they bring him flowers, serenades and other tributes to his grave in Valledupar.
This Thursday, May 26, Diomedes Díaz, considered “the greatest of Vallenato folklore,” would be turning 65, and tributes like every year are not lacking, one of them will be held in Monterrey, Mexico.
“The Government of Monterrey and the Secretariat of Human Development and Substantive Equality You are invited to the Tribute to Diomedes Díaz on the occasion of his birth, known as “El Cacique de la Junta”, a Colombian singer and composer of Vallenata music.
The Government of Monterrey and the Secretariat of Human Development and Substantive Equality (@DevelopmentHuMty) invite you to the Tribute to Diomedes Díaz on the occasion of his birth, known as “El Cacique de la Junta”, Colombian singer and composer of Vallenato music. pic.twitter.com/EcR0dVyBvq
– Monterrey Government (@mtygob) May 25, 2022
In 2021, Rafael Santos, eldest son of the “Cacique de la Junta” filled his father’s grave with flowers for his birthday. This 2022, the brother of the deceased singer serenaded him.
His grave is in the Santo Ecce Homo Cemetery, in Valledupar, Cesar, the cradle of Vallenato.
9 years ago the voice of the one considered ‘greatest of the vallenato genre’ was extinguished.
And since then, his songs have not stopped playing on radio stations, discos and family parties throughout Colombia and several countries.
Hundreds of followers come to his final resting place in the ‘city of the holy kings’ to pay tribute to him, sing his best-known songs. Many even ask him for miracles.
“A Special Reason” Diomedes Díaz and Silvestre Dangónd tribute to the greatest 👇https://t.co/nXIHdRNVpB
— Diomedes Diaz (@DiomedesDiaz) May 26, 2022
The children of the disappeared artists, their ex-partners and acquaintances have sent him messages through social networks and have remembered him.