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Ernesto Cavour

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Ernesto Cavour
Birth nameErnesto Cavour Aramayo
Born(1940-04-09)9 April 1940
La Paz, Bolivia
Died7 August 2022(2022-08-07) (aged 82)
GenresFolk, nueva canción, Andean music
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, inventor of musical instruments
Years active1957–2022
LabelsPolydor Records
El ABC del charango
by Ernesto Cavour.
5-neck Charango with
other Bolivian instruments, invented by Ernesto Cavour.

Ernesto Cavour Aramayo (9 April 1940 – 7 August 2022) was a Bolivian singer, musician, inventor of musical instruments, and author of Bolivian music teaching books. He was a founding member of the group Los Jairas.[1]

In 1962, Cavour founded the Museo del charango in La Paz, which ultimately became the Museo de Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia. The museum contains 2000 musical instruments, both Bolivian and international, including some of Cavour's creation. The Museum also includes the Teatro del Charango, a performance space where Cavour himself regularly performed.[2]

In 2013, he received the Order of the Condor of the Andes.[3]

He died on 7 August 2022, at the age of 82.[4]


  1. ^ Rios, Fernando. "Cavour, Ernesto (1940–)". encyclopedia.com. Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  2. ^ Cavour, Kantuta. "Museo de instrumentos musicales de Bolivia". museodata.com. Museodata. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  3. ^ Soruco, Jorge (31 October 2013). "El músico Cavour recibe el Cóndor de los Andes". La Razón. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Falleció el Maestro del Charango Ernesto Cavour Aramayo". Opinión Bolivia (in Spanish). 7 August 2022. Retrieved 7 August 2022.

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