Colombian arranger/composer Lucho Argain (born Luis Guillermo Pérez Cedrón) made his first record in 1959 after signing up to Antonio Fuentes Estrada's label Discos Fuentes. Soon, the talented musician and the visionary entrepreneur teamed up to assemble a major orchestra inspired by the success of Cuban Sonora Matancera. Unfortunately, the original group disbanded in 1963.
The Original Sonora Dinamita was re-formed in 1975 under the direction of Julio Ernesto Estrada "Fruko" Rincón, the artistic director. In 1981, the group released other successful recordings, such as the classic "Mi Cucu." While the group's lineup has changed, it has always featured a strong female vocalist to accompany its ten-piece brass instrumentation, including Mélida Yará (La India Meliyará), Vilma Díaz (La Diva de La Cumbia), Susana Velasquez and other female vocalists and also several male vocalists. They have been credited as the true source of the popular rebirth of Cumbia throughout Latin America. They have issued dozens of albums and compilations and have been on and off the charts. Their 1986 album, Sida, reached number five on the Regional Mexican Albums charts, while their 1989 and 1990 singles landed on Hot Latin Songs Charts. Their Super Exitos, Vol. 1 collection from 1995 also netted three hit singles. The band has toured internationally every year since 1995. Some of their tours have taken them to Europe and North America.
The Original Sonora Dinamita continues to perform worldwide under the umbrella of the mark owner: Discos Fuentes Edimúsica S. A., one of the largest management and record companies for Latin talent.