Augusto Polo Campos

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Augusto Polo Campos
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Background information
Born(1932-02-25)25 February 1932
Ayacucho, Peru
Died17 January 2018(2018-01-17) (aged 85)
Lima, Peru
GenresPeruvian music
Years active1950-2015

Augusto Armando Polo Campos (25 February 1932 – 17 January 2018) was a Peruvian composer. His vals "Regresa" was a number one hit internationally for Peruvian singer Lucha Reyes, and again in an instrumental form for Peruvian electronic band Madre Matilda.[1] One of his songs was included in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace.[2]

Polo Campos died of complications from diabetes in Lima on 17 January 2018 at the age of 85.[3]

Songs[change | change source]

  • Cariño Bonito
  • Regresa
  • De la victoria a la Gloria Alianza Lima
  • Esta es mi tierra
  • La Jarana de Colón
  • Romance en la Parada
  • Cariño Malo
  • Cada Domingo a las doce, después de la Misa [4]
  • Regresa
  • Vuelve pronto
  • Si Lima pudiera Hablar
  • Y se llama... Perú
  • Cuando Llora mi Guitarra
  • Contigo Perú
  • Tu Perdición
  • Morena, la Flor de Lima
  • Limeña
  • Hombre con H
  • Ay Raquel

Discography[change | change source]

  • Pamela, Latin ( Bolero ) Peru[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kimberly A. Dodge -Fusion Peruana: Contemporary Peruvian Musical Hybrids 0549557431 2008- Page 105 -"Augusto Polo Campos, who composed “Regresa” among other important valses, supports Jaime Cuadra's project because he believes that it is the best way for this music to travel the world,
  2. "Blogger".
  3. PERÚ21, Redacción (18 January 2018). "Augusto Polo Campos falleció a los 85 años". Peru21.
  5. "New Melodies – Because Music Matters".

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