Peruvian singer and musician known as Chacalon, the Big Jackal, or the Pharaoh of Chicha Music.
He worked as a shoemaker for most of his early career.
He has almost always appeared with his band La Nueva Crema.
He never knew his father, who was a professional dancer. He had fourteen half-brothers and sisters.
He and Eva Ayllon are two of the most legendary Peruvian singers.