Argentine people

  1. Backbeat: Diane Warren, Industry Execs, Songwriters and Hopefuls at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    October 26, 2012 12:24 PM EDT Happy Hour: Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren with Billboard publisher Tommy Page. (Photo: Arnold Turner ) Attendees at Billboard's 11th annual Film & TV Music Conference had numerous reasons for spending a couple of days at Hollywoo ...

  2. Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentine Rock Pioneer, Dead at 62

    February 10, 2012 7:40 AM EST Luis Alberto Spinetta, one of the fathers of South American rocanrol and an archetypal Argentine rebel whose music became arallying cry against political repression in the 1970s, died Wednesday, February 8, in Buenos Aires. Spinetta died of lung c ...

  3. Facundo Cabral Murder Suspects Detained

    July 12, 2011 3:29 PM EDT GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Two suspects detained in the slaying of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral were gunning for a Nicaraguan businessman who was accompanying him, and they may not have known who Cabral was, authorities said Tuesday. Chief pro ...

  4. Folk singer Facundo Cabral Killed in Guatemala

    July 09, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Gunmen with rifles shot and killed one of Latin America's most famous folk singers, Facundo Cabral, on Saturday, causing outrage and grief across the region. The Argentine singer and novelist was on his way to Guatemala's main airport wh ...

  5. Gardel Music Awards Nominations Unveiled

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nominations to Argentina's annual Gardel Music Awards (Premios Gardel) had a touch of nostalgia. Rocker Gustavo Cerati, who is in a coma, leads with seven nominations. Cerati's nominations are on the strength of his album "Fuerza Na ...

  6. Silvio Rodriguez's Watershed Moment

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Silvio Rodríguez’s sold out June 4 concert at Carnegie Hall will be a watershed moment. Often referred to as “The voice of the Cuban Revolution,” Rodríguez, whose poetic ballads have become anthems for more than a generation of followers throughou ...

  7. Top Argentine Acts Throw Benefit Concert For Chile

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Some of Argentina’s top musical artists, including Gustavo Cerati, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Gustavo Santaolalla and Andres Calamaro, gathered March 13 to perform a massive free concert to help their Chilean neighbors. An initiative of Argentine si ...

  8. Legendary Argentine Crooner Sandro Dies

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Argentine balladeer Sandro, an iconic singer whose trademark, emotional voice touched generations of listeners from the 1960s to today, died Monday night in a hospital in Mendoza, Argentina. He was 64. The singer, whose real name was Roberto Sánch ...

  9. Manu Chao To Play Cuba Che Guevara Anniversary Concerts

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French alt-rock artist Manu Chao is in Cuba to play two concerts marking the 42nd anniversary of the assassination in Bolivia of Cuban-Argentine Revolutionary leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara on Oct. 9, 1967. Chao and his band Radio Bemba So ...

  10. Argentine Icon Mercedes Sosa Dies

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mercedes Sosa, the Argentine singer known as one of the leaders of the "nueva cancion" movement and whose songs became synonymous with social change for generations of Latin Americans, has died in Buenos Aires, aged 74. The cause of her ...

  11. Cubans Flock To Iconic Plaza For 'Peace Concert'

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hundreds of thousands of Cubans flocked to sprawling Revolution Plaza on Sunday for an open-air "peace concert" headlined by Colombian rocker Juanes, an event criticized by some Cuban-Americans who say the performers were lending support ...

  12. Juanes 'Peace' Concert Stirs Debate Over Cuba

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Plans for Colombian rocker Juanes' "Peace Without Borders" concert in Cuba Sept. 20 continue despite an unabated maelstrom of debate and opinion that the show that will be staged in Havana's Plaza de la Revolución. Although det ...

  13. Luis Alberto Spinetta Awarded Gardel de Oro

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Argentine rock icon Luis Alberto Spinetta was awarded the Gardel de Oro (Gold Gardel), the most prestigious award doled out at Argentina’s annual music industry awards, the Premios Gardel. Spinetta, also won in the best rock artist category for hi ...

  14. Lopez Firm Produces Fox's 'Rebelde Way'

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Argentine TV series "Rebelde Way" will be adapted for U.S. television by Fox Television Studios and produced by Nuyorican Productions, the production company belonging to Jennifer López and Simon Fields. "Rebelde Way," was orig ...

  15. Juana Molina To Kick Off Club Tour In February

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Argentine singer-songwriter Juana Molina embarks on a U.S. tour Feb. 9, accompanied for the first time by a full band. The club tour begins at the Nightlight Lounge in Bellingham, Wash., and continues to 15 more cities including Seattle, Los Angel ...

  16. Billboard Q&A: Cris Morena Group Founder/CEO

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The creator of 'Casi Angeles,' 'Rebelde Way' and other international tween TV hits talks about how she builds music franchises around her shows. Long before the term "360" became part of the U.S. music industry's ...

  17. CMG, RGB Entertainment Partner With Televisa

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Argentine production company Cris Morena Group and its partner, media company RGB Entertainment, have signed a strategic, three-year agreement with Mexican media giant Televisa to develop original shows and audio-visual content for international m ...

  18. Calamaro Wins Big At Argentina's Gardel Awards

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event took place April 5 in Buenos Aires. Rocker Andrés Calamaro was the big winner at Argentina's 8th annual Gardel Awards—the country's most prestigious awards event—taking home four honors, including album of the year for "El Reg ...

  19. Rock Acts Grab Premios Gardel Award Nods

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Babasónicos garnered seven nominations. Argentina’s 2006 Premios Gardel award nominations were revealed today (March 9) with rock artists leading the charge. The pop/rock outfit Babasónicos garnered a total of seven nods, including album and rock ...

  20. Classical Score

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Grammophon is making an increasingly rare commitment to a contemporary composer by signing Osvaldo Golijov. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Deutsche Grammophon is making an increasingly rare commitment to a contemporary composer by ...

  21. Deadly Club Fire Forces Security Overhaul

    January 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the aftermath of the nightclub fire in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that left 175 people dead and more than 700 hurt, local government officials say they would no longer allow live concerts in dance ha In the aftermath of the nightclub fire in Buen ...