Famous Uruguayan Musicians

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Jorge Drexler
(Singer-songwriter)

Jorge Drexler
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Birthdate: September 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Son of German immigrants who escaped the Holocaust, Jorge Drexler was born in Uruguay. Inspired by his physician parents, Dexler, became an otolaryngologist, but his love for music turned him into a Latin pop sensation. His song Al Otro Lado Del Rio from The Motorcycle Diaries won him an Oscar.

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Martin Mendez
(Bassist)

Martin Mendez
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Birthdate: April 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Carlos Páez Vilaró
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Birthdate: November 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo
Died: February 24, 2014

Carlos Páez Vilaró was a Uruguayan abstract artist, potter, sculptor, painter, muralist, composer, writer, and constructor. He began his career as a printing apprentice and then began composing music as well. He was part of the "Grupo de los 8", a movement of Uruguayan artists formed in the 1950s. He enjoyed a successful career but had a troubled personal life. 

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Eduardo Franco
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Birthdate: March 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paysandú, Uruguay
Died: February 1, 1989

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Ruben Rada
(Percussionist, Composer)

Ruben Rada
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Birthdate: July 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Alfredo Zitarrosa
(Singer-songwriter)

Alfredo Zitarrosa
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Birthdate: March 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: January 17, 1989

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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
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Hugo Fattoruso
(Composer)

Hugo Fattoruso
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Birthdate: July 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Daniel Viglietti
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Birthdate: July 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: October 30, 2017

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Abel Carlevaro
(Composer)

Abel Carlevaro
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Birthdate: December 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: July 17, 2001

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Pablo Sciuto
(Musician)

Pablo Sciuto
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Birthdate: May 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Pablo Sciuto is an Uruguayan musician, poet, composer, and record producer. He has created a unique style of music that combines elements of indie pop, Jazz, Candombe, and Bossa Nova with an electronic sound. He began his career as a teenager and has collaborated with artists like  Jorge Drexler, Pablo Guerrero, Gustavo Pena, and Ana Prada. 

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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.

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Sergio Fachelli
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Birthdate: March 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Jaime Roos
(Singer)

Jaime Roos
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Birthdate: November 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Alvaro Pierri
(Guitarist)

Alvaro Pierri
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Birthdate: January 18, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Felisberto Hernández
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Birthdate: October 20, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: January 13, 1964

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Roberto Perera
(Jazz Musician)

Roberto Perera
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Birthdate: 1952 AD
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Malena Muyala
(Singer-songwriter)

Malena Muyala
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Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San José de Mayo, Uruguay

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José Carbajal
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Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Juan Lacaze, Uruguay
Died: October 21, 2010

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Osvaldo Fattoruso
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Birthdate: May 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: July 29, 2012