Musician from Santander, who has published 17 studio albums; six of them with his band “Velandia y la tigra”. In 2015, he published the book “Cancionero Rasqa”.
In 2012 he received the national scolarship of dramaturgy by the Ministry of Culture, with the opera “La bacinilla de peltre, rasqa opera”. He got, in 2017, the Macondo award for the soundtrack of the movie “Pariente”, by Ivan Gaona.
He has been director and songwriter guest for the Ensemble Le Balcon (Paris 2017), the Unic Orchestra (Rotterdam 2018), the Raices Zoogochences Symphonic Band (Mexico City 2018), the Flat Earth Society Orchestra (Bruselas 2018), the Bogotá Big Band (2011), and the Asociation Band of Musicians of Piedecuesta (2008-2019).
Besides that, he ia the director of the La Tigra Festival in Piedecuesta, Santander, since 2017.