Angel Anibal Rosaldo was born in the highlands but moved to Lima as a child. He started out as a composer of huaynos and criollo music, and his songs have been recorded by some of the greatest Peruvian singers, including Lucila Campos and Eva Aylion. He first took on writing cumbias as a challenge and formed Los Hijos del Sol in 1977. He scored a first hit with 'Si Mi Quieres', followed by 'Carinito' in 1978. Of all the chicha precursors, his songs owe the most to Andean melodies.