Bersuit Vergarabat

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Bersuit vergarabat
Origin Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Rock en Español
Cumbia
Chacarera
Candombe
Jazz rock
Murga
Years active 1987–present
Labels Universal Music
Surco
Website www.bersuit.com
Members Juan Carlos Subirá
Carlos Martín
Oscar Humberto Righi
Rene Isel "Pepe" Céspedes
Daniel Suárez
Alberto Verenzuela
Carlos "Cóndor" Sbarbati
Past members Gustavo Cordera
Charly Bianco
Rubén Sadrinas
Marcela Chediak

Bersuit Vergarabat, formed formally in 1989, is an Argentine rock band. The previous name of the band (from 1987 to May 1989) was Henry y la Palangana.

After two albums of underground transgressor rock, the band began to experiment with Latin American rhythms such as cumbia, chacarera, candombe and cuartetazo. The lyrics, though, remained acid and critical with regard to political and social problems.

The current formation is Albertito Verenzuela (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Daniel Suárez (vocals), Germán "Cóndor" Sbarbatti (vocals, charango), Juan Carlos Subirá (keyboards, accordion, vocals), Oscar Righi (guitar), René Isel "Pepe" Céspedes (bass, vocals, guitar) and Carlos Martín (drums, percussion); previous members include Gustavo Cordera (vocals), Charly Bianco (guitar, vocals) and Rubén Sadrinas (vocals).

In honor of Buenos Aires' José Tiburcio Borda Psychiatric Hospital, the band often performs in clinical pajamas. Although there is no truth to the urban legend of Cordera spending some time in that institution, the band has demonstrated an affinity for everything related to madness and marginalization.

In addition to finding success in the Buenos Aires' underground movement, and then nationwide, Bersuit Vergarabat has attracted fans from many countries in Latin America as well as Spain.

The band's success beyond Latin America hinges largely on their ability to constantly reinvent themselves, as with their late 1990s venture into ska music, popular in the United States at the time.

One of the band's signature songs, "El Tiempo No Para," from their album Y Punto, is a cover of "O Tempo Não Para" by the Brazilian musician Cazuza. In his honor, Gustavo Cordera sings one of the song's verses in the live version in Portuguese.

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Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2002 MTV VMA 1999 MTV Latin America (North) Nominated
2002 MTV VMALA 2002 Best Artist — Southeast Nominated
2003 MTV VMALA 2003 Best Artist Argentina Won
2003 Premios Gardel 2003 Mejor Album Grupo de Rock De la cabeza Nominated
2004 MTV VMALA 2004 Best Rock Artist - Best Artist Argentina Nominated
2005 MTV VMALA 2005 Best Artist Southeast Nominated
2005 Premios Gardel 2005 Mejor Album Grupo Rock - Album del Año Won
2005 Premios Gardel 2005 Canción del Año - Realización del Año - Mejor DVD - Mejor Video Clip - Mejor Diseño de Portada Nominated
2006 Premios MTV 2006 Best Rock Artist Nominated
2006 Premios Gardel 2006 Mejor Diseño de Portada, Mejor Video Clip, Interpretación, Producción,Canción y Album del Año Nominated
2007 Premios MTV 2007 Best Rock Artist Nominated
2007 Premios Gardel 2007 Mejor DVD Nominated

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