Aniceto Molina was a Colombian cumbia singer-songwriter and accordionist who began playing the instrument at the age of 12. His career lasted for more than four decades. He was popular in Latin American countries, especially in Mexico, where he lived for 11 years. He was known for his catchy songs such as “La Cumbia Sampuesana”, “El Campanero”, “La Gorra” and “La Burrita”. He also formed his group “Los Sabaneros” in 1979. What was the cause of his death, and how did he impact the lives of many people?
A Bacterial Infection That Took His Life
He died on March 30, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 75.
His death was unexpected and shocking to many who knew him and admired him. He had been in good health and had plans to continue touring and recording.
A Legendary Career That Spanned Generations
Aniceto Molina was born on April 17, 1939, in El Campano, Córdoba, Colombia. He grew up in a farm, where he learned to play the accordion from his father and his uncle. He was influenced by other accordionists such as Aníbal Velásquez, Alfredo Gutiérrez and Andrés Landero. He recorded his first album, “Cumpliendo un Sueño”, in 1960, in Cartagena.
He moved to Mexico City in 1973, where he became a star of the cumbia scene. He recorded more than 40 albums, and collaborated with other artists such as Los Corraleros de Majagual, Los Caporales del Magdalena, and La Luz Roja de San Marcos. He also performed in many countries, such as the United States, Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Spain.
He was known for his distinctive style of playing the accordion, which combined elements of cumbia, vallenato, porro, and guaracha. He also created his own rhythms, such as the “cumbia sabanera” and the “cumbia cienaguera”. He was nicknamed the “Tiger of the Cumbia” and the “Ambassador of the Cumbia and Vallenato Classic” for his contribution to these genres.
A Loving and Devoted Family Man and Friend
Aniceto Molina was survived by his wife, María Elena Molina, and his six children, Aniceto Jr., Edson, José, Jorge, María Elena and Ana María. He also had 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was also the son of the late Aniceto Molina Sr. and María Aguirre, and the brother of the late María, Rosa, and José Molina.
Aniceto Molina was devoted to his family, who were his pride and joy. He supported them in their endeavors, encouraged them to pursue their dreams, and taught them to be strong and independent. He also shared with them his love for music, sports, and travel. He was especially fond of soccer, and was a fan of the Colombian national team and the América de Cali club.
Aniceto Molina was also a loyal and caring friend to many people. He was described as a humble, generous, kind-hearted, and fun-loving person. He always wanted to make people happy and dance with his music. He was also known for his sense of humor, his faith, and his gratitude.
Aniceto Molina was a remarkable man who touched the lives of many people. He left behind a legacy of excellence, passion, and innovation that will be remembered and honored by his family, friends, and fans. He was a legend of the cumbia, and he will be forever in our hearts.