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Wilfrido Radamés Vargas Martínez (born April 24, 1949) was born in Altamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Vargas began his musical studies early, attending the Municipal Academy of Music beginning at age 10. He has been a trumpeter and a vocalist, but has also arranged, composed, and led his band, and is also a producer. He began his career with the band "Wilfrido Vargas y sus Beduinos" by recording his first album in 1974.

During the 1980s he had international commercial success with songs such as: "El Barbarazo", "El Jardinero", "La Medicina", and "El Loco y La Luna" (which was nominated for a Grammy in 1989). Today Vargas is one of the best-known artists in America with hit songs such as "El Africano" (written by Calixto Ochoa), "Abusadora", "Comejen", "A Mover la Colita", "El Baile del Perrito" and "Volveré".

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