Sara Marcela Arango is the new Vallenata queen of the festival

On the night of Friday, May 3, the new Vallenata Queen of the 57th edition of the Vallenata Legend Festival was chosen, with the winner in the Major Accordion Player category being the one from Córdoba. Sara Marcela Arango Perez.

He is 19 years old and from La Apartada, Cordoba, and since the age of eleven he has been playing the accordion on behalf of his father, because that was his father’s great frustrated dream. This is the fourth year in a row that she participates in the Vallenato Festival, she has always come second and third, This occasion was the charm as she was crowned Queen Vallenata.

With this victory he increases to 26 the competitions he has won at festivals in Colombia, among others Evafe in Valledupar. He has included cumbia sabanera, a puya lagenata and a walk.

Sara assured that she had been preparing for this title since last year, regularly updating the rhythms. Among its accordion icons are Luis Enrique Martínez and Alfredo Gutiérrez.

In his presentation he performed the walk The Intensity of Ivan Villazon; the merengue Morenita by Luis Enrique Martínez; Lisandro Mesa’s son El Saludo; and the puja A Dream Come True of his authorship.

The qualifying juries of this competition were El Ñeco Montenegro, Pangue Maestre, Fernando Rangel, Navin López and Luis Miguel Mesa.

Second place in Acordeonera Mayor was taken by Heinis Yulieth Gulfo Palma and third place by Madeleine Bolaños Escobar.