Álvaro Caraballo

Real name: Caraballo Yrigoyta, Álvaro Luis
Singer, lyricist and composer
(3 February 1976 - )
Place of birth:
Nueva Helvecia (Colonia) Uruguay

e is a singer and author and has studied with renowned personalities of the Uruguayan musical culture. He plays several instruments but he stands out in guitar, piano and percussion playing, and also he attended studies of theater, dancing, harmony and vocal ensembles.

He was born in Nueva Helvecia, county of Colonia, Oriental Republic of Uruguay.

He appeared and was one of the finalists in the program Casting aired by Channel 12 of Montevideo in 2003 and he contended for Uruguay at the «Festival Latinautor de la Canción Iberoamericana» held at the Conrad Resort Hotel & Casino of Punta del Este on September 14, 2003, by singing “Amigo”, a number composed by the Uruguayan author Carlos Fernández. At that festival he was awarded the first prize, so becoming the first Uruguayan in reaching a first place in an international music contest.

In July 2004 he presented his disc Dragón de Fuego at the theater of the Centro Cultural y Cine Helvético of the city of Nueva Helvecia.

In May 2005 he was invited to appear at the «Primer Festival Nacional de Tango, Junín 2005», in Junín, province of Buenos Aires. He appeared alongside artists of the level of Adriana Varela, Juan Dartés, María Graña and Atilio Stampone, among others.

In September 2005 he joined the cast of the tango musical: Tango Boulevard written by Rafael Dufau, and staged at the Teatro Copacabana of the Conrad Hotel of Punta del Este. He was the leading actor of the play.

He was member of the Montevideo Gospel Choir, appearing in: Carrasco Lawn Tenis, Punta Cala, and numerous parties, culminating 2005 with a performance at the Sala Teatro Moviecenter.

He is member of the orchestra led by maestro Raúl Medina, with appearances in numerous parties in Uruguay and a show at the Sheraton Hotel of Asunción, Paraguay.

He ventured as author and composer in tango, introducing his first composition in the genre, “Pablo Podestá 1421” at Joven Tango on October 8, 2006.

Nowadays he is devoted to a project strictly linked to the River Plate music by presenting Suerte en Pila his first work with tango, milonga and waltz, so reasserting his commitment with our beloved roots.