Jaime Torres (musician)

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Jaime Torres
Birth name Jaime Torres
Born (1938-09-21) 21 September 1938 (age 79)
San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina
Genres Folklore, classic
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Charango
Years active 1948–present
Website jaimetorres.com.ar

Jaime Torres (born 21 September 1938) is an Argentine musician, son of Bolivian immigrants and a world-renowned interpreter of charango. He was disciple of Mauro Núñez, a Bolivian musician and luthier that built his first musical instruments.

In 1974, the performer, along with his band, participated in the opening show of the World Cup soccer in Germany. A year later, Jaime Torres organized a local meeting of instrumentalists, repeating the same experience with children in 1980. In 1988 the musician composed the music for the film "La deuda interna",[1] that was nominated for an Oscar.[2]

In 1964 he participated in the recording of the Misa Criolla with Ariel Ramírez, and in 1965 he made his first European tour.


  • 1964: Virtuosismo en charango, Philips 82075
  • 1967: Aplausos para un charango, Philips 82162
  • 1968: Taquirari
  • 1969: Norte arriba
  • 1979: De antiguas razas
  • 1993: Chaypi, con Eduardo Lagos, Philips / Polygram 518 744-2
  • 2007: Charango, Sonkko, America
  • 2007: Electroplano
  • 2008: Altiplano


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