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Alfredo de la Fé

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The violin continues to be transformed into a significant sound of salsa and Latin music by Cuban-born and Colombia-based violinist Alfredo de la Fe. The very first solo violinist to execute using a salsa orchestra, de la Fe provides toured the planet a lot more than 30 situations, showing up in concert and taking part on a lot more than 100 albums by such top-ranked Latin performers as Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Jose “Un Canario” Alberto, Cheo Feliciano, the Fania All-Stars, and Santana. His second single record, Alfredo, released in 1979, received a Grammy nomination for “Greatest Latin record.” A kid prodigy, de la Fe began monitoring violin on the Amadio Roldan Conservatory in Havana in 1962. 2 yrs afterwards, he received a scholarship or grant to wait the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland. In 1965, he performed compositions by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky using the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. A scholarship or grant to Julliard Arts allowed him to help expand his research. De la Fe released his professional profession at age 12, when he turned from traditional music to salsa and recognized an invitation to become listed on charanga star José Fajardo’s Orchestra. In 1972, he became a member of Eddie Palmieri’s Orchestra. He continued to be using the group for an extremely short period, shifting temporarily to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA where he became a member of Santana. Time for NY, de la Fe became a member of la Topica ’73 in 1977. 2 yrs afterwards, he released his debut single record, Alfredo. In 1980, he agreed upon with Sars All Superstars, and created 32 albums for the Latin record label. His second single record, Charanga ’80, premiered the same calendar year. In 1981, de la Fe became musical movie director of Tito Puente’s Latin Percussion Jazz Outfit. The following calendar year, he resumed his solo profession, putting your signature on with Taboga, for whom he documented the record Triunfo. Relocating to Colombia in 1983, de la Fe agreed upon with Phillips and released three albums — Manufactured in Colombia, Bailando en un Tropico, and Alfredo de la Fe Vallenato — by the finish from the ’80s. In 1989, he turned towards the Fuentes label. Although he became a member of the Fania All-Stars in 1995, de la Fe continuing to pursue a single career. He agreed upon with Sony Music in 1997. 2 yrs afterwards, he toured along with his very own band, showing up at celebrations in Denmark, Holland, France, Turkey, and Belgium, and reunited with Eddie Palmieri’s Orchestra for the Western european tour. Latitudes premiered in fall 2000.

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Full Name Alfredo de la Fé
Profession Film Score Composer
Nationality Cuban
Music Groups Fania All-Stars, Típica 73, Yerba Buena
Music Songs Somos Los Reyes Del Mundo, Excelente Amante, Oyelo Tocar, Hot to Trot, Latin New York, La Candela Soy Yo, Llevala Pa'l Rincon, Salsa Computarizada, Saludo pa' ti, Affiba, Quiero una Loca
Albums Para Africa Con Amor, La Salsa De Los Dioses, Salsa Passion, Homenaje al Vallenato, Bravo '97, President Alien, Live At Yankee Stadium Vol I, Sin Limites, Alfredo, Salsa, La Salsa Mundial de Alfredo de la Fe, Lo Mejor de Alfredo de la Fe - Salsa, Los Violines de Alfredo de la Fe - Sentir de Cuba, Salsa y Charanga Con Alfredo de la Fe, Triunfo, Latitudes, 16 Grandes Sucesos de Cuba, The Best of Fania All-Stars, Salsa Mundial - 34 Grandes Exitos, Con Toda la Salsa, Lo Mejor De
Movies La muerte del gato


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Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alejandra, mon amour 1979
Relaciones casi públicas 1969
Pero... ¿en qué país vivimos? 1967
Jesse James' Kid 1965
El niño y el muro 1965
Texas Ranger 1964
Man of the Cursed Valley 1964
Los guerrilleros 1963
The Savage Guns 1962
Aprendiendo a morir 1962
Bello recuerdo 1961
Prohibido enamorarse 1961
Alerta en el cielo 1961
At Five in the Afternoon 1961
Hay alguien detrás de la puerta 1960
Don Lucio y el hermano pío 1960
La encrucijada 1960
El pequeño coronel 1960
El amor que yo te di 1960
La vida alrededor 1959
Camarote de lujo 1959
Llegaron dos hombres 1959
Soft Skin on Black Silk 1959
Secretaria para todo 1958
Die Sklavenkarawane 1958
¡Viva lo imposible! 1958 photography
Amore a prima vista 1958
En la Costa Verde 1957 Documentary short
Le belle dell'aria 1957
Un marido de ida y vuelta 1957
Faustina 1957
Quiéreme con música 1957
La ironía del dinero 1957
Tormento d'amore 1956
El difunto es un vivo 1956
La gran mentira 1956
El canto del gallo 1955
Death of a Cyclist 1955
La otra vida del capitán Contreras 1955
Murió hace quince años 1954
La danza de los deseos 1954
Malvaloca 1954
Casta de roble 1954
El beso de Judas 1954
El pórtico de la gloria 1953
I Was a Parish Priest 1953
¡Che, qué loco! 1953
Path to the Kingdom 1952
Cerca de la ciudad 1952 director of photography
Dawn of America 1951
The Lioness of Castille 1951
Don Juan 1950
De mujer a mujer 1950
La revoltosa 1950
Paz 1949
Filigrana 1949
Si te hubieses casado conmigo 1948
Mare nostrum 1948
La calle sin sol 1948
Las aguas bajan negras 1948
La princesa de los ursinos 1947
La fe 1947
Reina santa 1947
Don Quijote de la Mancha 1947
The Prodigal Woman 1946
El crimen de Pepe Conde 1946
Su última noche 1945
Tierra sedienta 1945
El rey de las finanzas 1944
The Nail 1944
Lecciones de buen amor 1944
Eloísa está debajo de un almendro 1943
La boda de Quinita Flores 1943
Deliciosamente tontos 1943
Cuarenta y ocho horas 1943
Huella de luz 1943
Cuando pasa el amor 1943
Vidas cruzadas 1942
Siempre mujeres 1942
Rojo y negro 1942 as Fraile, interiors
¡A mí la legión! 1942
Flor de espino 1941 Short
Pregones del Albaicín 1941 Short
Porque te vi llorar 1941
Sarasate 1941
¡Harka! 1941
La ganadería en la zona sur 1940 Documentary short
Reflejos de Manises 1940 Documentary short
Valencia y sus flores 1940 Documentary short
Desfile de la Victoria en Valencia 1939 Documentary short
El cuerpo de Ejército de Galicia 1939 Documentary short
La gran victoria de Teruel 1938 Documentary short
Reconstruyendo España, número 3 1938 Documentary short
Asturias para España 1937 Documentary short
Bilbao para España 1937 Documentary short
Entierro del general Mola 1937 Documentary short
Homenaje a las Brigadas de Navarra 1937 Short
Reconstruyendo España, número 1 1937 Documentary short
Reconstruyendo España, número 2 1937 Documentary short
Santander para España 1937 Documentary short
Sevilla rescatada 1937 Documentary short
Hacia la nueva España 1937 Documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Todo es posible en Granada 1982 executive producer
¿Dónde estará mi niño? 1981 executive producer
Donde hay patrón... 1978 executive producer
Préstamela esta noche 1978 producer
La mujer es un buen negocio 1977 executive producer
Eva, ¿qué hace ese hombre en tu cama? 1975 executive producer
Cuando los niños vienen de Marsella 1974 executive producer
Me has hecho perder el juicio 1973 executive producer
Entre dos amores 1972 executive producer
Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo 1972 executive producer
Me debes un muerto 1971 executive producer
En un lugar de La Manga 1970 producer
Juicio de faldas 1969 executive producer
Relaciones casi públicas 1969 executive producer
El taxi de los conflictos 1969 executive producer
Pero... ¿en qué país vivimos? 1967 producer
Aquí mando yo 1967 executive producer
El padre Manolo 1966 executive producer
Un beso en el puerto 1966 executive producer
For a Few Dollars More 1965 executive producer: Spain - uncredited
Mi canción es para ti 1965 executive producer
El diablo también llora 1965 executive producer
Prohibido enamorarse 1961 producer
Don Lucio y el hermano pío 1960 executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La gran victoria de Teruel 1938 Documentary short
Reconstruyendo España, número 3 1938 Documentary short
Entierro del general Mola 1937 Documentary short
La reconquista de Málaga 1937 Documentary short
Reconstruyendo España, número 1 1937 Documentary short
Reconstruyendo España, número 2 1937 Documentary short
Sevilla rescatada 1937 Documentary short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reconstruyendo España, número 3 1938 Documentary short writer
La reconquista de Málaga 1937 Documentary short screenplay / story
Reconstruyendo España, número 1 1937 Documentary short

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Escuadrilla 1941 second assistant camera
Boy 1940 second assistant camera
La Dolores 1940 assistant camera

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Quijote de la Mancha 1947 Primer Fraile (First Friar) (uncredited)
Los chicos de la escuela 1925

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La noche del cine español 1984 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1964 Prize of the National Syndicate of Spectacle National Syndicate of Spectacle, Spain Best Cinematography El niño y el muro (1965)
1947 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía) La pródiga (1946)


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