Eneas Perdomo

Eneas Perdomo (July 11, 1930 – February 25, 2011) was a Venezuelan popular singer. He was one of the most recognized singer/songwriters of the Venezuelan Joropo genre.

Eneas Perdomo
Born(1930-07-11)July 11, 1930
El Yagual, Apure, Venezuela
DiedFebruary 25, 2011(2011-02-25) (aged 80)

Early yearsEdit

Eneas Perdomo was born El Yagual, a town in the state of Apure, in Venezuela in 1930. His parents were Vicente Perdomo and Rosa Carrillo. As a youngster, he worked in the typical occupations of a man from the Venezuelan plains: cow herdsman, farm hand and truck driver.

Main body of workEdit

He got his start in radio in the state of Guárico. His first recording, made in the late 1950s, was a poem by Cesar Sánchez Olivo entitled Soga, Despecho y Alero. He went on to record more than 40 LPs and wrote many songs which have become Joropo standards. His best known song is Fiesta en Elorza a celebration of the festivities of the town of Elorza in the state of Apure.

He received a lot of honors (more than 200), among them the Orden del Libertador, Orden Ricardo Montilla, Orden Emilio Sojo, Orden Sol Del Perú. He had a plaza dedicated to him, and a street named after him by the town of Elorza, who named him Illustrious Son.


Eneas Perdomo died at the Military Hospital located in the city of Caracas, after a long illness.[1]

Selected CompositionsEdit

  • A Barinas
  • El Regional
  • El Verdun
  • Fiesta en Elorza
  • Flor Sabanera
  • La gaviota
  • Lia
  • Paisaje Apureño
  • Periquera
  • Pescador del Río Apure
  • Puente Sobre Apure
  • Recuerdos Llaneras
  • Sabanas de Aráuca
  • Sabanera
  • Semana Santa en Achaguas
  • Vestida de Garza Blanca / Alcaraván Compañero

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Murió Eneas Perdomo, compositor de "Fiesta en Elorza"" (in Spanish). February 26, 2011. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.