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Esther Forero (Esther Forero Celis) was born on 10 December, 1919 in Barranquilla, Colombia, is an artist. Discover Esther Forero's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 92 years old?

Popular As Esther Forero Celis
Occupation N/A
Age 92 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 10 December 1919
Birthday 10 December
Birthplace Barranquilla, Colombia
Date of death (2011-06-03) Barranquilla, Colombia
Died Place N/A
Nationality Colombia

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Children Esther Nouel (1946-2016), Ivan Gonzalez (unknown date of birth and passing)

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Esther Forero died on Friday, 3 June 2011 at age 91 at La Asunción Clinic, in her hometown of Barranquilla, after complications in several organs in her body. She arrived at this clinic on Wednesday, 11 May 2011, with a shoulder dislocation, which later led to convulsions and cerebral ischemia.


The Colombian Ministry of Culture granted her the title "Emeritus" in 1998, citing "For her unquestionable contribution to Colombian music before the world, for her dedicated work, and for having been a spokesperson for the most positive values of our culture in the world." Subsequently, the Colombian House of Representatives granted her the Order "Policarpa Salavarrieta", with the rank of Commander.


In 1975, she recorded Érase una vez en La Arenosa ("Once upon a time in the sandy city") – "Arenosa" (sandy) being an endearing term for Barranquilla – under the baton of maestro Pedro "Pete" Vicentini and accompanied by singer Alci Acosta. This recording tells the city's story in song and became an integral part of its culture.


At Esthercita's initiative, in 1974, a lost tradition of Barranquilla's Carnival was rescued – that of performing nightly parades with Cumbiambas (a folkloric rhythm and dance from Colombia) and tamboras(a percussion instrument that originated in the Dominican Republic made of recycled barrels and is played using 2 headed drums.) This night festival became known as La Guacherna.

Estercita Forero sang to her land in an endearing and nostalgic way. Her songs are or were part of the Barranquillan collective imagination and have deeply penetrated the identity of its inhabitants, who recognize and revere them as popular anthems. She was the author of well-known and accepted songs such as "Mi vieja Barranquilla" (My Old Barranquilla) (1974), "Luna Barranquillera" (Barranquillian Moon) (1963), "La Guacherna" (A festival)(1976), "Volvió Juanita" (Juanita Returned) (1978), "Palito 'e matarratón" (Matarraton is a type of tree which was local to the Barranquilla area) (1964), "Tambores de Carnaval" (Carnival Drums) (1978), "Nadie ha de saber" (No one should know) (2002), and "El hombre del palo" (The Wooden Man).


Esther Forero returned to Colombia in 1959, after 10 years of spreading the country's Caribbean music abroad. She began recording her music with orchestras such as those of Pacho Galán, Nuncira Machado, Aníbal Velásquez (es), and Clímaco Sarmiento, with singers including Gabriel Romero (es), Joe Arroyo, and Alfredo Gutiérrez


In Cuba, she performed with Pancho Portuondo's orchestra, followed in 1952 by a trip to New York where her songs were widely known by several fans, and she started recording with pianist and composer René Touzet.


In 1942, Forero made her first tour abroad. In Panama, she performed with success on "Radio Estrella de Panamá" (Panamanian radio station), with the accompaniment of pianist and composer, Avelino Muñoz. In 1945, she went to Venezuela where she first popularized the music of the Caribbean coast. She traveled to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), where she wrote her first song entitled "Santo Domingo", and the porro (a Colombian cumbia rhythm that developed into its own subgenre) "Pegadita de los hombres", which became a hit and sold 80,000 copies for three consecutive years. Around 1950, she recorded a very successful album in Puerto Rico with composer Rafael Hernández, which contributed to Colombian music finding an opening among other popular expressions of the Caribbean.


Esther Forero Celis (10 December 1919 – 3 June 2011), better known as Estercita Forero or "La Novia de Barranquilla" ("Barranquilla's Darling"), was a Colombian singer and composer.


Esther had two children, a son, Ivan Gonzalez, and a daughter named Esther Nouel. Her older son, Ivan, died at a young age, apparently having been stabbed to death; this was a loss that would always be in her mind as Ivan's son would also pass away in similar circumstances years later. In her personal life, Forero had a relationship with Bonairean sound engineer Gustavo Nouel (1907-?) with whom she had one daughter (Esther Nouel) when she was 25 or 26 years old. Her daughter, Esther, was matriculated into a school for girls and stayed there as a fulltime student and resident as her Mother immersed herself into musical endeavors possibly favoring that over her family life. Esther Forero and her daughter had a personal fallout lasting several decades but, were reconciled in Esther's latter years before her passing.