Diomedes Díaz

Real Name:
Diomedes Dionisio Díaz Maestre
Profile:
Diomedes was born in 1957 and raised on a farm called "Carrizal" on the outskirts of La Junta; his father, Rafael Maria Díaz, and his mother, Elvira Maestre, were very poor, something that Diomedes always sought to change. His childhood was spent helping his parents and eight brothers with farm duties, while he was musically influenced by his locally renowned uncle, Martin Elias. His friends nicknamed him El Chivato ("the little goat"), making fun of his young vibrating voice; he became part of the attraction for every party in the house.
Eventually Díaz' uncle decided to help him train his voice and compose songs; Díaz quickly mastered his vocal training and was invited to perform at parties. Eager to succeed, he moved to Valledupar to work as a gardener. He also worked as a messenger and office boy for a local radio station, Radio Guatapuri, pursuing the opportunity to convince disc jockeys to play his future songs. Between 1974 and 1975, he got his first song recording deal with Jorge Quiróz and Luciano Poveda, a well known vallenato group; they recorded the song Cariñito de Mi Vida which put Díaz in the spotlight.
Father of singer Diomedes Dionisio Díaz.

Diomedes Diaz being paraded on the streets of Valledupar after the release of one of his albums.
Díaz received invitations to more parties, gigs and reunions, and his voice captivated a new generation of fans. At the cultural week for a local high school, he met Rafael Orozco Maestre, an emerging vallenato singer who would give Díaz his famous nickname El Cacique de La Junta.
After saving money, he recorded his first LP with accordion player Nafer Duran, which was played on radio stations and catapulted Díaz to regional fame.

Diomedes Dionisio Díaz Maestre (his full name) died on December 22th, 2013 in Valledupar, Colombia, due to a cardiac arrest.

Brother of composers Rafael Díaz Maestre and Elver Augusto Díaz Maestre
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Albums

99616541 Diomedes Díaz - Herencia Vallenata album art Diomedes Díaz & Naffer Durán* Diomedes Díaz & Naffer Durán* - Herencia Vallenata (Album) Codiscos 99616541 Colombia 1976 Sell This Version
14-985 Diomedes Díaz - Tres Canciones album art Diomedes Díaz Con Elberto López Y Su Conjunto Diomedes Díaz Con Elberto López Y Su Conjunto - Tres Canciones (Album) CBS 14-985 Colombia 1977 Sell This Version
14-1085 Diomedes Díaz - De Frente!! album art Diomedes Diaz* Con Elberto Lopez Y Su Conjunto* Diomedes Diaz* Con Elberto Lopez Y Su Conjunto* - De Frente!!(LP, Album) CBS 14-1085 Colombia 1977 Sell This Version
56 89875 Diomedes Díaz - Dos Grandes album art Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* - Dos Grandes (Album) CBS 56 89875 Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
14 1168 Diomedes Díaz - La Locura..! album art Diomedes Díaz & Juancho Rois Diomedes Díaz & Juancho Rois - La Locura..!(LP) CBS 14 1168 Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
56 89654 Diomedes Díaz - Los Profesionales album art Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* - Los Profesionales (Album) CBS 56 89654 Colombia 1979 Sell This Version
14-1359 Diomedes Díaz - Tu Serenata album art Diomedes Díaz, Nicolas 'Colacho' Mendoza Diomedes Díaz, Nicolas 'Colacho' Mendoza - Tu Serenata (Album) CBS 14-1359 Colombia 1980 Sell This Version
6549 7498 Diomedes Díaz - Para Mi Fanaticada album art Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* - Para Mi Fanaticada (Album) CBS 6549 7498 Colombia 1980 Sell This Version
64 89798 Diomedes Díaz - Con Mucho Estilo album art Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* - Con Mucho Estilo (Album) CBS 64 89798 Colombia 1981 Sell This Version
24-1581 Diomedes Díaz - Todo Es Para Ti album art Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* - Todo Es Para Ti (Album) CBS 24-1581 Colombia 1982 Sell This Version
241746 Diomedes Díaz - El Mundo album art Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* Diomedes Díaz & "Colacho" Mendoza* - El Mundo (Album) CBS 241746 Colombia 1984 Sell This Version
241818 Diomedes Díaz - Vallenato album art Diomedes Díaz, El "Cocha" Molina* Diomedes Díaz, El "Cocha" Molina* - Vallenato (Album) CBS 241818 Colombia 1985 Sell This Version
241913 Diomedes Díaz - Brindo Con El Alma album art Diomedes Díaz, El "Cocha" Molina* Diomedes Díaz, El "Cocha" Molina* - Brindo Con El Alma (Album) CBS 241913 Colombia 1986 Sell This Version
1.191 Diomedes Díaz - Incontenibles album art Diomedes Díaz, Gonzalo "Cocha" Molina Diomedes Díaz, Gonzalo "Cocha" Molina - Incontenibles (Album) Sony 1.191 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
142163 Diomedes Díaz - Ganó El Folclor album art Diomedes Díaz, Juancho Rois Diomedes Díaz, Juancho Rois - Ganó El Folclor(LP, Album) CBS 142163 Colombia 1988 Sell This Version
24002265 Diomedes Díaz - El Condor Herido album art Diomedes Díaz, Juancho Rois Diomedes Díaz, Juancho Rois - El Condor Herido (Album) CBS 24002265 Colombia 1989 Sell This Version
e3769 Diomedes Díaz - Canta Conmigo album art Diomedes Díaz y Juancho Rois Diomedes Díaz y Juancho Rois - Canta Conmigo (Album) CBS e3769 Colombia 1990 Sell This Version
14464675 Diomedes Díaz - Mi Vida Musical album art Diomedes Díaz - Juancho Rois Diomedes Díaz - Juancho Rois - Mi Vida Musical (Album) Columbia 14464675 Colombia 1991 Sell This Version
14-1265 Diomedes Díaz - Los Profesionales album art Diomedes Díaz, Nicolas 'Colacho' Mendoza Diomedes Díaz, Nicolas 'Colacho' Mendoza - Los Profesionales(LP) Sony 14-1265 Colombia 1991 Sell This Version
14464735 Diomedes Díaz - El Regreso Del Condor album art Diomedes Díaz , Juancho Rois Diomedes Díaz , Juancho Rois - El Regreso Del Condor (Album) Columbia 14464735 Colombia 1992 Sell This Version
CDC 464735 Diomedes Díaz - El Regreso Del Condor album art Diomedes Díaz , Juancho Rois Diomedes Díaz , Juancho Rois - El Regreso Del Condor(CD, Album) Columbia CDC 464735 Colombia 1992 Sell This Version
51-473162 Diomedes Díaz - Titulo De Amor album art Diomedes Díaz, Juancho Rois Diomedes Díaz, Juancho Rois - Titulo De Amor (Album) Columbia 51-473162 Colombia 1993 Sell This Version
51-473246 Diomedes Díaz - 26 De Mayo album art Diomedes Díaz, Juancho Rois Diomedes Díaz, Juancho Rois - 26 De Mayo (Album) Columbia 51-473246 Colombia 1994 Sell This Version
52 473364 Diomedes Díaz - Un Canto Celestial album art Diomedes Díaz, Ivan Zuleta* Diomedes Díaz, Ivan Zuleta* - Un Canto Celestial (Album) Columbia 52 473364 Colombia 1995 Sell This Version
51 47382 Diomedes Díaz - Muchas Gracias album art Diomedes Díaz, Iván Zuleta Diomedes Díaz, Iván Zuleta - Muchas Gracias (Album) Columbia 51 47382 Colombia 1996 Sell This Version