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José Curbelo

Personal details

Curbelo, José
Complet name and surname
Curbelo, Jose Silvio


Main specialization
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Uruguaiko payadorea

Biographical details

This Uruguayan payador began at the age of 17 in radio CX24 in the program The Voice of the Air of Montevideo. In 1970 he won the contest of the new payadores of Canelones and from 1974 he lives in Argentina. Curbelo has recovered payador activities in the most important events of River Plate, Cosquín, Latin-American Festival of Salta, Festival of Doma and Folclore of Jesus Maria, Theatre Coliseum of La Plata, Theatre Colon of Buenos Aires, Press Room of the Pink House, Lounge of the Pasos Perdidos of the National Congress and Theatre Solís of Montevideo. He has done seven tours to Puerto Rico in the frame of the meetings of Caribbean and River Plate region Troy, improvising with his Puerto Rican colleagues, in Universities and Cultural Centers. He has acted in Chile in places as the Cultural Center Mapocho, the National Stadium and in the Payador Meeting of Talca. In 1998 he acted in Lima (Peru) and the previous year, he did it in the land of his grandparents, in Lanzarote, (Spain). He sang in the Festival Cervatino in Mexico. He intervened in the 7th Festival of Vacaria, in Brazil. He has several works recorded in Uruguay and Argentina, many of them shared with the unsuccessful Argentine payador Roberto Ayrala; likewise he has taken part in recordings in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil. He has got prizes and distinctions as those of "Illustrious Citizen" from the Government of Las Tunas (Cuba), " Illustrious Visitor " from the Government of Carolina (Puerto Rico), Premio Payador Radio Provincia, Premio Condor '94, " Gardel de Oro " from the Association Gardeliana (1998) and Honor's Diploma from the Subsecretary of Culture of Buenos Aires.