Iriarte in 2009.
August 18, 1955
Santa Cruz, Chile
Folk, singer-songwriter, Latin music, Chilean music, cueca
Occupation(s) Vocalist, songwriter, teacher
Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1982–present
Mario Antonio Iriarte Donoso (born August 8, 1955) is a Chilean musician, singer, songwriter and teacher, originary from Santa Cruz.
Iriarte completed his Musical Arts studies in the
University of Chile in 1986. He has since worked since as a teacher in Liceo Santa Cruz.
and 2008, he was part of the jury of the National Competition of Unpublished Cueca Compositions in Santa Cruz (Spanish:  ). Concurso Nacional de Composiciones Inéditas de Cueca en Santa Cruz 
Iriarte is also a member of the
Sociedad Chilena del Derecho de Autor ( Chilean Copyright Society, SCD). 
Reír o Llorar [ edit ]
In 2008, Iriarte released a self-composed album called
Reír o Llorar ( To Laugh or To Cry) under the label Palma Records. Iriarte reportedly collaborated with Chilean New Wave artist Luis Dimas during the album production.
Track listing [ edit ]
"De Tanto Amarte"
"No Quiero Volver"
"Amiga es Mi Dolor"
"Volveré a Encontrar"
"Si te Vas de Mí"
"Me Duele el Corazón"
"Amor No Soy Feliz"
"Reír o Llorar"
All tracks written and composed by Mario Iriarte.
Personnel [ edit ]
Mario Iriarte – lead vocals
Cristián Palma V. – drums, bass guitar,
conga, minor percussion; record producer, arrangements (all tracks but 1–2, and 5), sequential production, and planning Manolo Palma – organ;
executive producer, arrangements (track 1–2) Jorge Seguel – acoustic guitar; arrangements (track 5)
Leslie Moraga – electric guitar
Álvaro Rivera G. – graphic artist.
Andrés Rebolledo –
bongo drums; recording and mixing engineer
References [ edit ]