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b, *1951 CO, Medellín
Singer of Latin
A.k.a. Julio Ernesto Estrada

Fruko y sus Tesos is a salsa group from Colombia that is popular in both Latin America and the United States. It was formed in 1969 by multi-instrumentalist Julio Ernesto Estrada (aka Fruko). Beginning with Tesura in 1969, the band has recorded 42 albums to date. The band achieved a degree of success after Joe Arroyo was recruited as lead singer in 1973.In 1998, when Colombia secured a position in the Futbol World Cup, Fruko came up with the team song: "La Pachanga Del Futbol." This proved to be one of Fruko's more endearing and infectious hits.

  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Latin
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Anhelos on La Llave de la Salsa by Alfredo De La Fé & Fruko
Ritmo Sabroso on La Llave de la Salsa by Alfredo De La Fé & Fruko
Hakuna Matata - Original mix on Hakuna Matata by Fruko
Africa - Original mix on Hakuna Matata by Fruko
El Cocinero Mayor on Diego Galé: Entre Amigos by Various Artists
Mosaico Reyes de la Cumbia on Los Reyes de la Cumbia by Various Artists
Julio el Gitano on La Llave de la Salsa by Alfredo De La Fé & Fruko
Somos los Reyes del Mundo on La Llave de la Salsa by Alfredo De La Fé & Fruko
Kukucha Ku Cha on La Llave de la Salsa by Alfredo De La Fé & Fruko
Mosaico Reyes de la Cumbia Urbano on Los Reyes de la Cumbia by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Rebelión Tropical - The Very Best OfFruko Y Joe Arroyo2010Compil.
Historia MusicalFruko2005Compil.
El Baile Del Siglo Con Fruko Y Luis Felipe GonzálezFruko y Luis Felipe González1999Compil.
El Bananero / Todos Bailan SalsaFruko1987Single
Adiós Tania / EscribemeFruko / Chico Cervantes1983Single
El Salsero MayorFruko1983Album
Caliente!Fruko / The Latin Brothers1981Compil.
El EspectacularFruko1980Album
El TesoFruko1979Album
Limeña / PalenqueCelio González, Joe Arroyo Con Fruko1978Single
La Borincana / El CacheteroFruko1978Single
El Cocinero MayorFruko1978Album
El Amor / Sabre OlvidarteFruko1978Single
El PatilleroFruko1977Album
Madre Querida / Los PatulekosFruko1977Single
Alma NavideñaFruko1977Single
El Negro Chombo / Corazon VacanteFruko1977Single
Fruko El BarbaroFruko1976Album
Bamboleo En El Mar / Tocando MaderaFruko1976Single
El CaminanteFruko1974Album
La Fruta BombaFruko1973Album
El Ausente / Canto A BorinquenFruko1973Single
El AusenteFruko1973Single
Mano A ManoFruko Y Michi Sarmiento1973Compil.
Fruko El BuenoFruko, Fruko y sus Tesos1972Album
A La Memoria Del MuertoFruko1972Album
El GrandeFrukoAlbum
Murga Bacana / Pa' Los BomberosFrukoSingle
Descarga Fruko / CachumbembeFrukoSingle
Domilanchan / Maña MañaFrukoSingle
La Cara Del Payaso / Ahora Vengo YoFrukoSingle
Achilipu / MI Verdadero SonFrukoSingle
El Payaso / La LluviaFrukoSingle
El Preso / El JuicioFruko / Los Virtuosos De La SalsaSingle
Fruko Presidente / La LoteriaFrukoSingle
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