Carlos Aguilera

Real name: Aguilera, Pedro Timoteo
(20 January 1951 - )
Place of birth:
Pergamino (Buenos Aires) Argentina

orn to a family of singers and circus artists, he started his career at a very early age. When he was thirteen he made his debut at festivals and contests for new talents in his hometown, Pergamino (province of Buenos Aires).

He went on appearing in different shows in the area and, when he was sixteen, he traveled to the Capital where he began to be in touch with other singers and outstanding figures of the Buenos Aires night scene, in the late 60s.

So he began his professional career singing in cheap restaurants and clubs. He traveled to Mar del Plata, in 1969, when he was eighteen, and sang known pieces of the popular songbook before renowned figures like the guitarist Roberto Cambaré, Nito Mores, the folk poet José Adolfo Gallardou, among others.

He traveled to Chile, Peru and Uruguay to sing boleros as member of the cast of the Teatro de Revista (art theater located on Rodríguez Peña between Perón and Corrientes), alongside figures like Perla Rosales and Fausto Padín. On his comeback, he appeared in movies as extra and in several photo-novels.

At age twenty-two he traveled to Brazil and, in 1978 he was consecrated as revelation at the Festival de Baradero in the tango category. Later, another tour of Brazil, longer, with the music show Mi Buenos Aires Querido.

He sang on the stages of Malena and Vostango, sharing the bill with Jorge Valdez, Alberto Morán, Carlos Reyes, Daniel Cortés and Rubén Juárez.

In 2014 he was awarded, along with other figures, with the Premio Zorzal. He is author of the “Zamba de entonces”, with music by Milton Alves. In Brazil with the Siglo XX trio, he recorded the compact disc Sur, an independent release.