Origin:
Altamira, Dominican Republic
Decades:
1949-present

Wilfrido Radamés Vargas Martínez (born April 24, 1949) was born in Altamira, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

He was surrounded by musical influences; namely, his father Ramón, an accordionist and guitarist, and his mother Bienvenida, a flute player and guitarist. Vargas began his musical studies early, attending the Municipal Academy of Music beginning at age 10. He began his career with the band "Wilfrido Vargas y sus Beduinos" by recording his first album in 1974.

Alongside many Latin music super stars, he performed during the 1979 music festival Havana Jam.

He has been a trumpeter and a vocalist, but has also arranged, composed, and led his band, and is also a producer.