Carlos Rivero

Musical Artist


Who is Carlos Rivero?

Carlos Rivero is an Argentine author and composer, musician and music teacher, born in San Juan. He developed an intensive professional career as a folk percussion performer.

Specialized in Argentine folk music, he toured, played and recorded with many artists and groups, such as Manolo Juárez, Suna Rocha, Jaime Torres, Leda Valladares, Jairo, Facundo Saravia, Los Andariegos, and Los Chalchareros, among many others.

Rivero has composed Chamber Works for Percussion, being one of them Hunuc Huar, the premiere of which took place at the Auditorium LRA Radio Nacional.

In 1995 he received a Trimarg Award, granted by the Argentine Music Committee of UNESCO, in the genre "Folk Projection".

In 2002 he was granted the National Fellowship in Folk Expressions by the National Arts Fund. In 2004 Carlos Rivero published his book: Bombo Legüero and Argentine Folk Percussion.

He played at the Mar del Plata San Martín Theatre as part of the "Mar del Jazz" Festival with Greek guitar player, Andreas Geogiu, and Brazilian percussionist Eliezér Freitas Santos. He has also recorded with bass player César Franov and guitarist Quique Sinessi; the trio toured around the country.

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on July 23, 2013


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