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Alfredo Zitarrosa
Birth name Alfredo Iribarne
Born (1936-03-10)March 10, 1936
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died January 17, 1989(1989-01-17) (aged 52)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Genres Zamba, milonga, taquirari, candombe
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, poet, journalist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, guitarrón uruguayo
Labels Tonal, Orfeo, Odeón, Microfón, RCA, Movieplay
Associated acts Ciro Pérez, Hilario Pérez, Yamandú Palacios, Héctor Numa Moraes

Alfredo Zitarrosa (March 10, 1936 – January 17, 1989) was a Uruguayan singer-songwriter, poet and journalist. He specialized in Uruguayan and Argentinean folk genres such as zamba and milonga, and he became a chief figure in the nueva canción movement in his country. A staunch supporter of Communist ideals, he lived in exile between 1976 and 1984. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of Latin America.

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