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Colombian pop singer Carolina Laó made her live debut at the age of six, singing a traditional song called "Campesina Santanderiana" at her elementary school. After she graduated from a local university in 1996, holding a management degree, Carolina Laó joined Colombian tropical group Alquimia, singing la Sonora Matancera's hits. On February 14, 1998, the young artist had the opportunity to perform at New York's Copacabana, performing along with salsa star Celia Cruz, soon deciding to pursue a solo career, recording El Son de Ahora, followed by Dulce Veneno, produced in Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, by Ramón Sánchez and Alejandro Jaen, featuring "Quiero Perderme," a song composed by herself. ~ Drago Bonacich, Rovi