Simon's Biography

If we talk about Venezuelan singers no doubt in my personal opinion is the greatest Narciso Simón Díaz Márquez, known as "Simon", born in the village of Aragua State BBQ August 8, 1928, is a musician, composer, poet, writer and performer. My generation grew up under his influence on the television program "Evening with Simon" and certainly the magic window was my favorite spot. His passion for singing and performing led him to theater, film and television, projected at 60, as one of the great comedians of Venezuela and symbol of our folklore. From 1963 to 1978 he recorded several albums with maestro Hugo Blanco.

It is the first of eight children of Don Juan Diaz and Maria Marquez, the death of his father takes care of his family, also has served as Cashier, Boxer and even a street vendor. It is also known to rescue the tune llanera convinced it's a musical air of unique and dedicated his life to spreading, studying and composing to turn it into areal genre.Among his songs are: Campesina, La Vaca Mariposa, the calf, Mercedes and its great success and lasting impression of Venezuelan music CABALLO VIEJO, versioned 350 times and translated into over 12 languages, is in the list of 20 most important songsworldwide.

He has received major awards being given in our country in terms of music, was awarded the highest decoration awarded by the Venezuelan state, ie "the Order of the Liberator," the same way Venezuela is the only artist to receive this distinction, his old horse has been interpreted by artists such as global. Plácido Domingo, Julio Iglesias, Celia Cruz, Ruben Blades, Gipsy Kings, Armando Manzanero, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Ray Connif, Franco De Vita to name a few. Simón Díaz Thus, besides being the iconic character of the Venezuelan, is also one of the most valuable and popular composers universal in Latin America, is a must and undeniable part of the history of popular music in Venezuela and world. The prestigious [continua]

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