March 22, 2023

Celso Piña Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Mexican Artist, Net Worth, Cause of Death (Heart Attack)

Celso Piña Bio, Wiki

Celso Piña was born on April 6th, 1953 and died on August 21st, 2019. He was a Mexican singer, composer, arranger, and accordionist mainly in the genre of Cumbia, being one of the most important musicians in the style of “Cumbia rebajada”. On August 21st, 2019 he was reported to have died due to a heart attack in Monterrey, Mexico. He was 66 years old.

Celso Piña Mexican Artist

Celso Piña was renown for his “cumbia rebajada” style, fusing traditional Mexican cumbia with elements of Regional Mexican, ska, hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and more. Piña is also known as Alfredo Gutierrez El Rebelde del acordeón or the Cacique de la Campana.

Some of his popular songs include “Cumbia Sobre el Rio,” “La Piragua,” “Reina de Cumbia” and his collaboration with Gloria Trevi in “Sufran con lo que yo gozo.”

Piña started playing music in his hometown with his brothers Eduardo, Rubén and Enrique. Together they would go to several homes and perform for local citizens, especially teenage girls from their neighborhood.

Celso Piña bought his first accordion and was introduced to the world of musica norteña in 1980. He spent numerous hours of practice and work in the popular district of La Colonia Independencia, south of the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Having lived for a majority of his life there, he titled one of his songs Mi colonia Independencia, which is located at the heavily populated area of Cerro de la Campana, near of the downtown in Monterrey.

In the mid-1980s, Piña’s group decided to change their musical rhythm to encompass a more tropical style after having seen Aníbal Velásquez and Alfredo Gutiérrez in concert at “Baile de las Cintas (reproducción de música mediante cintas or also known as casette tape)”. The group decided to switch into the genre of cumbia, and became what today is Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogotá.

Piña taught himself how to play the accordion with no formal training. As a result he was able to create the unique sound he is well known for. His most popular songs include La quebradita de la paz, El tren, Como el viento and La piragua by José Barros. He was featured in the song Sufran con lo que yo gozo along with Mexican singer Gloria Trevi.

Celso Piña Death & Cause

He died on August 21, 2019, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, after having suffered a heart attack. He was 66 years old.

News of his death was confirmed on Celso’s official social media pages with the following message: “Today is a sad day for La Tuna Group, with deep pain we communicate the unexpected departure of a family member, our friend, and professor Celso Piña who died today in Monterrey at 12:38 p.m. due to a heart attack. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and followers. We are left with an intense emptiness, but he leaves us his great legacy forever. We appreciate respecting the privacy of the family.”