Waldo De Los Rios

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The musical traditions of Chile were preserved through the music of Santiago-born vocalist and pianist Waldo De Los Rios (born Marta Ines Gutierrez De Vargas). The lesser-known of two Latin singer/songwriters…
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The musical traditions of Chile were preserved through the music of Santiago-born vocalist and pianist Waldo De Los Rios (born Marta Ines Gutierrez De Vargas). The lesser-known of two Latin singer/songwriters with the same name, De Los Rios shifted his focus to folkloric music after making his radio debut as a tango singer in 1931. Although he reached his apex in the 1940s and '50s scoring with such tradition-rooted tunes as "Llorando Estoy," "Huachitorito," and "La Shalaca," De Los Rios continued to interpret the folk music of his homeland until shortly before his death in 1995. His songs were featured on the soundtracks of Argentinean films such as Alla en el Norte in 1972 and El Canto Cuenta Su Historia in 1976.