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The Colombian Folk Singer Who Showed Up to His Own Funeral

Cover for an album with Domus Libri Records (Photo: Coleccion Beto Mireles/Youtube) Abel Antonio came back on the fifth day, He has come back to raise his tomb. Though this reads like the lines of a religious hymn, it is actually from a Vallenato song—a musical genre that originated on the Caribbean coast of Colombia in the early 20th century. The song is famous throughout the country, not just because of its catchy rhythm, but because of the strange story that inspired it.
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