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Jaime Torres (21 September 1938 – 24 December 2018) was 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", that was nominated for an Oscar.

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

Jaime Torres is an artist who while remaining faithful to the musical tradition of his town, has made a creative journey of experimentation that allows his music to reach across borders.

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