José Asunción Flores

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Birthday
27, 1904
Birthplace
Paraguay
DEATH DATE
May 16, 1972 (67)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1904
Birthplace
Paraguay
DEATH DATE
May 16, 1972 (67)

About

Created the music genre known as Guarania in 1925. His oeuvre also included 12 symphonies and a passel of classical music.

Before Fame

He studied with composer Félix Fernández and the director of the Capital Police marching band Salvador Déntice.

Trivia

He and poet Manuel Ortiz Guerrero formed a prolific and popular partnership in 1928.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Asuncion, Paraguay. He helped his family survive by working as a shoeshiner and a paperboy when he was young.

Associated With

He was a popular artist who managed to create a brand new genre of music, much like Ray Charles.

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