I was saddened to hear the news of the death of Joe Arroyo. I don’t think I’ve ever danced to anyone’s music as much as his. My country, specially my city will never be the same without him. Talk about a music legacy and a legend.
Great clip that can only briefly give you an idea of who he was, why he settled in Barranquilla (the city with the people with the biggest hearts) and how music means more than everything to Colombians:
“ Only in Colombia music can move schedules, tables even libraries.” Keep in mind he was already at the end of his days here…
And this song brings the best memories from my youth… the quinceañeros, the trips and parties at the beach, Carnaval (if you don’t know what that means see here) and much of my musical essence.
You can take the girl out of Barranquilla, but Barranquilla will never be taken out of the girl, so you might as well say: En Barranquilla me quedo!!