Argentine Rock Legend Fito Páez Latin Grammy nominee

Fito Páez is a singer-songwriter who is an Argentine rock (Rock Nacional, Rock en Español) legend.

His poetry is amazing. Páez is one of the top artists of the generation when Latin American pop and rock music came into its own.

Fito Paez to play Carnegie Hall

Fito plays Carnegie Hall in Midtown, Manhattan on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8 pm. $35.50 – $185

Fito Paez Latin Grammy Nomination

September 20, 2018 ~ Tu Vida Mi Vida was nominated for Latin Grammy for Song of the Year.

The 19th Latin Grammys are on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Fito Paez to play Sony Hall

Fito comes to NYC every year.

He plays Sony Hall in Midtown, Manhattan on Friday, July 20, 2018. CANCELED.

La ciudad liberada (2017)

Fito’s latest went to the top of the Argentine music charts.

Grammy Awards (2000)

Abre was nominated for “Best Latin Rock / Alternative Album”

1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards (2000)

Al Lado del Camino won “Best Rock Song” and “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.” It was also nominated for “Song of the Year.” The album Abre was nominated for “Best Rock Album,”

El Amor Después del Amor (1992)

This is peak Fito. The best-selling Argentine Rock album ever, was the height of Fito’s commercial success.

Giros (1985)

This album established Fito across Latin America. It remains his seminal recording.

Yo Vengo a ofrecer mi corazón and 11 y 6 have become Latin pop music anthems. Indigenous Argentine folk singer Mercedes Soza’s recording ofYo Vengo a ofrecer mi corazón is a classic. In Latin America, this is one of the songs we all grew up with. The poetry is beautiful. It still makes me cry to hear that song porque yo venga a ofrecer mi corazón pero tú no me escuchas.

Fito rereleased the album on its 30th Anniversary in 2015.

Del 63 (1984)

The title of Fito’s first album is a reference to the year of Fito’s birth. He is describing his age in the Latin way by saying he is a 1963 model, like a 1963 model car. Fito’s career began right out of high school.

He published from his hometown in Rosario, Argentina, but got attention in Buenos Aires, the cultural capital.

1984 was the time of New Wave and big hair bands. Fito is the Argentine equivalent.

This album made Fito popular in Argentina.

Rock Nacional

Fito is one of the artists most associated with Argentina’s Rock Nacional or Rock Argentino. In the states we call it Rock en Español or Latin Alternative.

When we were kids, we used to lip sync English rock without having any idea what we were singing.

Rock Nacional was the beginning of rock composed in Spanish instead of just translated from English.

Can you imagine the impact of hearing rock music for the first time in your own language? How liberating.

Rosario, Argentina

Rodolfo Páez Ávalos was born on March 13, 1963 in Rosario, Argentina.

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