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Located in Miami, FL, Bacilos are an acclaimed rock and roll en español group led by Colombian-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jorge Villamizar. Blessed Oct 14, 1970, in Montería, Córdoba, Colombia, Villamizar transferred with his family members to Quito, Ecuador, at age group ten. Influenced with the Beatles in addition to folk music from the Andes, he had taken a deep curiosity about music of these years. At age group 15 he went to a Soda Stereo system concert in Quito that still left a long lasting impression upon him and motivated him to create music of his very own. At age group 18 he came back to Colombia and became a member of the Navy, where he handed down enough time with songwriting and electric guitar playing. He eventually transferred to London to review for some time and then transferred to Miami, FL, in 1992. Through the middle-’90s, while he was participating in the School of Miami, Villamizar produced Bacilos with classmates André Lopes (bass; of Brazilian traditions) and José Javier Freire (percussion; of Puerto Rican traditions). Bacilos produced their full-length documenting debut using the separately released record Madera (1999). A major-label documenting agreement with Warner Music Latina implemented, producing a group of acclaimed albums — Bacilos (2000), Caraluna (2002), and Sin Vergüenza (2004) — along with a greatest-hits collection, Grandes Exitos (2006). Over time Bacilos gained multiple Latin Grammys and have scored many hit singles, especially “Tabaco con Chanel,” “Caraluna,” “Mi Primer Millón,” “Pasos de Gigante,” and “Contigo Se Va.” Furthermore, Villamizar outsourced his songwriting capability, co-writing music with Marc Anthony (“Viviendo”), Obie Bermúdez (“Así Me Siento Hoy”), Julieta Venegas (“Limón con Sal”), among others; plus, he co-wrote many tunes on Paulina Rubio’s recording Pau-Latina (2004). On Feb 21, 2007, in the Event Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar in Chile, Bacilos performed for the ultimate time. Following a band’s break up, Villamizar embarked on a single career, launching the record Jorge Villamizar in 2008.

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Full Name Bacilos
Awards Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Duo or Group Pop Vocal Album, Ondas Award for Music: Best New Latino Performer or Group
Music Songs Caraluna, Tabaco Y Chanel, Mi primer millón, Pasos de gigante, Guerra perdidas, Solo un segundo, Porque brillamos, Lo mismo que yo, Bésela Ya, Colores colores, Dime lo que sientes, Odio el silencio, Nada especial, Cuestión de Madera, Contigo Se Va, Manchados de amor, Miro la Luna y Pienso En Tí, Sangre americana, Feliz conmigo, La mexicana, El edificio, Viejo, Como querer, Ahi va la Madera, La olla, De Aquí a Que Salga El Sol, En Algún Recuerdo, La condena, En los 70's, Si Nos Dejan, Soledad, Mi Testimonio aka El Edificio
Albums Sin Vergüenza, Bacilos, Caraluna, Grandes Éxitos, Six Pack: Bacilos, Bacilos (Re-Issue), Grandes Exitos(Rarezas Bundle)
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year

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1 Their final live show was on February 21, 2007, at the Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar, in Chile.
2 The band announced that they would break up and completed their final tour in the United States on December 15, 2006, when they played at La Covacha, in Miami.
3 The band was formed in the mid 1990s by three students of the University of Miami and was named after the Spanish word for bacillus. Originally a quartet, the band drew influences from Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodríguez and Argentinian rock singer Fito Páez. The band eventually became a trio.
4 The members of the group Bacilos are singer and guitarist Jorge Villamizar from Colombia, bassist André Lopes from Brazilia and percussionist: José Javier Freire from Puerto Rico.



Juga2 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sos mi vida 2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
La fea más bella 2006 TV Series performer: "La Fea Más Bella"
Maria Full of Grace 2004 performer: "Mi Primer Millon"
Son amores 2003 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Clase 406 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode

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La fea más bella 2006 TV Series musician - 1 episode



Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2004-2007 TV Series Themselves - Performer
Teletón 2004 TV Series Themselves - Performer
Sabor a mí 2004 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Música sí 2003 TV Series
Operación triunfo 2003 TV Series Themselves

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