Villanueva. Cuna de Acordeones festival. On the stage during the Festival, local hero and vallenato icon "Poncho" Zuleta, with the accordion of "El Cocha" Molina opens the festival edition in Villanueva. Born in El Cafetal neighborhood, singer and composer Poncho Zuleta, also known as "polmun de oro" (lung of gold) is part of big family of famous vallenato artists. In 2006 Poncho and his brother Emiliano (acordionist) were the first group in history to win a grammy in the category vallenato/cumbia. There are more than 68 accordion performers, singer-songwriters and composers having been born in Villanueva, village which is the main provider of vallenato music: The cradle of Accordions. Most of them were born in the Cafetal barrio, which makes the festival in Villanueva is often referred to as the “criollo” festival and rivals the more commercialized one of Valledupar.