Avelino Muñoz

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Avelino Muñoz (December 20, 1912 – January 24, 1962) was a Panamanian musician and composer.

Early life[edit]

Muñoz was born in Panama to José Muñoz Moyeja and Clotilde Barrios.[1] He grew up in their musical household, where all brothers learned how to play the piano. Avelino became a composer, organist and writer.


His career began in Panama, scoring silent films. In 1938, Avelino made his first record.[2] He curated an ensemble of musicians. Muñoz received inspiration from and inspired others through collaborations with artists such as Armanda Boza[3], Silvia de Gras,[2] and Fernando Fernández Reyes.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He was the father of Puerto Rican writer, sportscaster, actor, and musical promoter Avelino Muñoz Stevenson.[5]


  1. ^ "Avelino Muñoz, su talento y su música". La Estrella de Panamá (in Spanish). 2018-07-10. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  2. ^ a b ""AVELINO MUÑOZ: PIANISTA Y ORGNISTA PANAMEÑO DE ANTAÑO"". EL BLOG DEL BOLERO (in Spanish). 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  3. ^ Reid, Lydia (August 25, 2010). "Armando Boza - Panama'a Big Band Legend". The Silver People Heritage. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Fernando Fernández discography". RateYourMusic. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  5. ^ "Fallece Avelino Muñoz Stevenson". Primera Hora. 2019-06-21. Retrieved 2019-07-03.