Famous Argentine Musicians

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Martha Argerich
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Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

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Daniel Barenboim
(Pianist, Conductor, Music director)

Daniel Barenboim
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Birthdate: November 15, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Daniel Barenboim is a pianist and conductor currently serving as the general music director of the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin. He has previously been the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, and La Scala in Milan. He is a recipient of Spain's Prince of Asturias Concord Award among others.

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Lali Espósito
(Pop Singer-Songwriter And Part Of The Band 'Teen Angels')

Lali Espósito
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Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentine actor-singer Lali Espósito initially soared to fame as a child actor with the telenovela Rincón de Luz and then played a lead role in the teen series Casi Angeles. She is best known for her gold-certified album Brava. She supports abortion rights and is also associated with children’s charities.

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Paz Lenchantin
(Bass Guitarist, Vocalist and Violinist of the Alternative Rock Band 'Pixies')

Paz Lenchantin
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Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Argentine-born American musician and Pixies member Paz Lenchantin was born to a classical pianist father and had started training in the violin and other instruments as a child. The camera-shy artist is known for her eccentricities, such as buying a truck and driving it around Louisville. 
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Alberto Ammann
(Famous for his Goya Award-winning performance as Juan the prison guard in a 2009 Spanish film titled Cell 21)

Alberto Ammann
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Birthdate: October 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina

Alberto Ammann is an Argentine actor renowned for his versatality. He has played a variety of roles in television, films, and theater. His portrayal of Juan in the 2009 prison film Cell 211 earned him the prestigious Goya Award under the Best New Actor category. Ammann is also known for portraying Pacho Herrera in the popular crime drama series Narcos.

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Gustavo Cerati
(One of the Most Important and Influential Figures of Ibero-American Rock)

Gustavo Cerati
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Birthdate: August 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina
Died: September 4, 2014

Gustavo Cerati was one of the finest South American singers and one of the pioneers of Ibero-American rock. He headed the popular pop-rock trio Soda Stereo and later also penned lyrics and recorded for artists such as Shakira. He died at age 55, after a stroke and a 4-year coma.

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Gustavo Santaolalla
(Film Score Composer Known for His Collaboration with Acclaimed Director 'Alejandro González Iñárritu')

Gustavo Santaolalla
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Birthdate: August 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ciudad Jardín Lomas del Palomar, Argentina

Legendary Argentine rockstar Gustavo Santaolalla started his career as the founder of the band Arco Iris. He is also an Academy Award-winning film composer and has composed for iconic movies such as Brokeback Mountain, Babel, and The Motorcycle Diaries. He has also been named to the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Ástor Piazzolla
(Former Composer remembered best for pioneering the classical and jazz-influenced Argentine nuevo tango music genre)

Ástor Piazzolla
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Birthdate: March 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mar Del Plata, Argentina
Died: July 4, 1992

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Dick Haymes
(Former Actor, singer who was one of the most popular male vocalists of the 1940s and early 1950s)

Dick Haymes
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Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 28, 1980

Dick Haymes was an Argentinian-Irish singer and actor whose popularity reached its peak during the 1940s and early 1950s. Haymes led a lavish lifestyle and was also popular among women; he was married six times to actresses and models like Joanne Dru, Rita Hayworth, and Nora Eddington. Haymes declared bankruptcy during early 1960s and experienced financial problems later in life.

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Mía Maestro
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Songwriter)

Mía Maestro
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Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Mía Maestro is an Argentine singer, songwriter, and actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Lulu in the stage production of Frank Wedekind’s Pandora's Box, for which she was honored with an ACE Award. Mía Maestro has also played important roles in popular films like The Twilight Saga and Frida.

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Carlos Gardel
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Birthdate: December 11, 1890
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toulouse, France
Died: June 24, 1935

Carlos Gardel was a French Argentine composer, singer-songwriter, and actor. Widely regarded as the most important personality in the history of tango, Gardel is the world's most famous tango singer of all time. Remembered for his baritone voice, Gardel is often referred to as The King of Tango. His life inspired the 1939 musical film, The Life of Carlos Gardel.

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Lalo Schifrin
(Pianist, Composer, Arranger & Conductor)

Lalo Schifrin
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Birthdate: June 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lalo Schifrin is an Argentine-American composer, pianist, conductor, and arranger. A multiple time Academy Award nominee and five-time Grammy Award winner, Schifrin is renowned for his TV and film scores since the 1950s. Best known for his compositions like the Mission: Impossible theme and collaborations with stars like Clint Eastwood, Lalo Schifrin was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2019. 

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Osvaldo Golijov
(Composer)

Osvaldo Golijov
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Birthdate: December 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Plata, Argentina

Osvaldo Golijov is an Argentine composer and music professor. Apart from composing classical music, Golijov also composes soundtracks for films and documentaries. Best known for his orchestral work, Golijov has been honored with several prestigious awards and recognition, such as Guggenheim Fellowship, MacArthur Fellowship, Grammy Awards, and Vilcek Prize in Music.

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Gato Barbieri
(Saxophonist)

Gato Barbieri
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Birthdate: November 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Died: April 2, 2016

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Alberto Ginastera
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Birthdate: April 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 25, 1983

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Facundo Cabral
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Birthdate: May 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 9, 2011

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Luis Alberto Spinetta
(Musician, Singer)

Luis Alberto Spinetta
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Birthdate: January 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: February 8, 2012

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Dominic Miller
(Guitarist, Songwriter)

Dominic Miller
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Birthdate: March 21, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno
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Birthdate: May 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina
Died: June 24, 2000

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Sol Gabetta
(Cellist)

Sol Gabetta
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Birthdate: April 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Villa María, Argentina

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Noel Schajris
(Singer, Songwriter and Pianist)

Noel Schajris
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Birthdate: July 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Piero de Benedictis
(singer-Songwriter)

Piero de Benedictis
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Birthdate: April 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gallipoli, Italy

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Diego Torres
(Singer)

Diego Torres
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Birthdate: March 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Diego Antonio Caccia

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Ana Lenchantin
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Argentina

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Mauricio Raúl Kagel
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Birthdate: December 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: September 18, 2008

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Jose Cura
(Singer)

Jose Cura
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Birthdate: December 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina

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Marcelo Peralta
(Composer)

Marcelo Peralta
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Birthdate: March 5, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 10, 2020

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Julio Sosa
(Singer)

Julio Sosa
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Birthdate: February 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Las Piedras, Uruguay
Died: November 26, 1964

Julio Sosa was a Uruguayan Argentinian singer best remembered as an exponent of tango. He achieved popularity after becoming a part of the Argentine orchestra, Orquesta Francini-Pontier, which was formed by the famous violinist Enrique Mario Francini. Sosa is also remembered for his love for sports cars; he died at age 38 after crashing a DKW coupé at high speed. 

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Horacio Ferrer
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Birthdate: June 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: December 21, 2014

Horacio Ferrer was a Uruguayan-Argentine poet, reciter, broadcaster, and tango lyricist. He is best remembered for his collaboration with tango composer Astor Piazzolla; Ferrer contributed by composing the lyrics for many of Piazzolla's tangos, such as Chiquilín de Bachín and Balada para un loco.