Folklorists Jamie Torres, one of the most prominent popular musicians from Argentina, died on Monday at the age of 80 in the Favaloro Foundation after several days of induced coma hospitalization. The family urges his followers to give him last farewell on Wednesday. The funeral procession will depart at 11:30 pm from Casa O'Higgins, located at 2842 Higgins Street, near Nuñez, and will arrive at the 12th Chacarita cemetery where the family will perform the ceremony.
"We'll say goodbye to the great musician with applause and to the victory of what he loved most and what he gave the most to this country: music, thanks to the humble man who brought the art of his people and the charango in the world, said his family in an open invitation to his followers.
The artist was born on September 21, 1938 in San Miguel de Tucumán. From an early age, he became interested in music, especially for charango. His special style made him play in the most important stages of the world. In 1974 he participated in the opening of the world championship in Germany.
His role was very important in the original footage of the Creole mission by Ariel Ramirez in 1964 and the next European Tour. In 1972, together with his group, he participated in the films "Argentine II and II". At the same time, he appeared at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and performed in Spain, France, Germany and Switzerland.
In 2013 the popular charanguista He was declared a living citizen of the city of Buenos Aires by the Buenos Aires legislature. Two years later, the Konex Foundation gave a special mention of the trajectory for its invaluable contribution to popular music in Argentina. The well-known folklorist has gained great repercussion on a world level with his skill with charanga.
Also, he was interested in other styles and came to share the stage with Divididos, in the presentation of a trio at Luna Park in 2000, with an emotional interpretation of "Qué ves?".