Violeta Rivas

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Argentinean singer/actress Violeta Rivas made her live debut while singing in a local theater at the age of five. After moving from her native town to Buenos Aires, the young artist started singing Italian…
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Argentinean singer/actress Violeta Rivas made her live debut while singing in a local theater at the age of five. After moving from her native town to Buenos Aires, the young artist started singing Italian traditional tunes in a radio show called La Pandilla Marilyn, broadcast by Radio Porteña. After studying vocalization, Violeta Rivas participated in a local contest, along with musician Carlos García, performing "Core'Ngrato." She came in first place and had the opportunity to sign with RCA in 1960, recording "La Luna, el Cielo y Tú," her first single, and working as a backup singer for Puerto Rican Bobby Capó soon after. In 1962 the singer started touring South America, successfully performing in Perú and Venezuela. A year later, while hosting a TV show called El Club del Clan, Violeta Rivas' self-titled album was released. In 1964 the artist participated in the musical Todo Es Amor, played a role in the movie Buenas Noches, Buenos Aires, and issued Que Suerte, followed by 1965's Violeta Rivas con Amor. The artist has been recognized as one of the best representatives of a local movement called Vieja Nueva Ola (Old New Wave).