In 1990, Jairo Varela produced "Cielo de Tambores", the group's must successful album. Songs such as "Una Aventura", "Busca por Dentro",
"Se pareció tanto a tí", "Sin Sintimiento", "Cali Aji" and "Debiera Olvidarla" broke new ground and were undeniable successes throughout Latin America. With their tours, the group used its new-found influence to entertain its immigrant compatriots and each country's ethnic groups.
On August 8, 2012, Maestro Jairo Varela had another heart attack leading to his death. There was an outpouring of grief at his passing throughout Colombia and several other countries. His funeral lasted four days due to the ovation of his fans. Numerous tributes were received from governments and persons and the legend of "Jairo" began.
GRUPO NICHE 35 ANIVERSARIO has made history by being nominated in the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards, The Grammy Anglo 2016 , The Premio Lo Nuestro, The Afro-Colombian Award of the Year and The Latin Billboard Awards 2017.