Ruben Rada (born 1943; moniker "El Negro Rada") is an Afro-Uruguayan percussionist, composer and singer. He is closely associated with Candombe, an Afro–Uruguayan rhythmic style music, which is based on the sound of three types of drums: ґchicoґ, ‘repique’ and ‘piano’. Rada has recorded more than 30 albums, which today are considered Uruguayan classics. On November 9, 2011 Ruben Rada was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Latin Grammy Award.
With Astor Piazzolla's recent death, Dino Saluzzi inherits the mantle of tango supremacy. This '91 release has him playing with his brothers Celso (who also plays the bandoneon), Jose (a drummer and percussionist), and Felix (a saxophonist), plus vocalists, guitarists, and another percussionist. The music mixes tango with elements of Bolivian and Uruguayan music. There are some beautiful sections, and some uneven ones as well.
Armando Tirelli was the keyboardist and primary composer for the Uruguayan soft-rock/jazz group Sexteto Electrónico Moderno beginning in the late sixties. That band released four studio albums before emigrating to Mexico under the name Ëxodo in the mid-seventies. Tirelli moved on to release his lone solo album "El Profeta", a symphonic and spoken-word thematic effort based on the poetic novel 'The Prophet' by Lebanese writer and sixties counter-culture icon Khalil Gibran. While Tirelli's previous work with Sexteto Electrónico Moderno was characterized by jazz and classical influences, as well as more traditional Latin inflections of bossanova and salsa, "El Profeta" is a highly symphonic concept album…
Julia Gudari is investigating the kidnap of a person who turns out to be a Chilean chemist wanted as a witness by the international authorities. Everything seems to indicate that the Uruguayan army is protecting Berrios. Julia fears that her father, General Gudari, is involved, but evidence is scarce. Amid the pressure and threats, Julia understands that if she wants to find out the truth, she’ll have to dig into her past to heal old wounds and overcome her fears.