ARTURO ZAMBO CAVERO: R.I.P “Afro Peruvian Master”

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El Comercio (Article about the passing of Arturo Zambo Cavero) Peruvian News Paper.

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Arturo Cavero Velásquez

(b. Peru-Lima, 29 November 1940 – † Peru-Lima, 9 October 2009),

Better known by his fans by the pseudonym of “Zambo Cavero”. He was a virtuoso Afro Peruvian singer, who enjoys international fame. He was considered by many Peruvians a symbol of the Afro Peruvian identity or Peruanidad because of his particular manner of singing that captivates his listeners, many of whom coincide that Cavero’s intensity makes then feel the melodies with a truly Peruvian taste, as a result in his long artistic trajectory, he was very popular, admired and loved, not only in Perú, but by many people from different parts of the world in which he sold his musical reproductions. “Zambo Cavero”  specialized in interpreting, with a unique talent and inimitable voice, traditional songs from authentic and original rhythms of Perú, some of his best interpretations are songs that were composed by the notable Peruvian composer Augusto Polo Campos, other comes from a profound Afro-Peruvian traditional Música criolla which is actually Afro Peruvian music.

In June 3, 1987 Cavero, was laureated together with also the remarkable Peruvian musicians: Luis Abanto Morales, Jesús Vásquez and Augusto Polo Campos in Washington by the Organization of American States also known as OEA, honoring his merits after that the Inter-American Council of Music (Consejo Interamericano de Música) had a thorough evaluation of his professional career and the contribution and strong presence of the Peruvian Music in the American continent and in the rest of the world.

Arturo Cavero died from complications of sepsis in Rebagliati Hospital in Lima on October 9, 2009.

“Wow!, Zambo Cavero, That guy is amazing, I can’t stop listening to “Cavero” since I discover him.”

” Tommy Trujillo” (Mandrill)

“As far as I can remember in Peru, Zambo’s voice and music was never absent from any gathering in a Peruvian (callejon), I love Zambo Cavero!”

“Renzo Revelli” (Listen Recovery)

“Besides being one of the Masters of Afro Peruvian Culture, he was also my friend, I will miss him dearly.”

“Alan Garcia Perez” (President of Peru)

“I was the one who recorded him first with Aviles on guitar, around the late 60’s, He’s voice was the voice of PERU”

“Agusto Polo Campos” (Peru Music Icon)

“Un Gran amigo con el que cante y hoy canto sus canciones… Me duele en el alma”

“Master Luthier Gino Gamboa” (Eva Ayllon/Peru Negro)

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link to vintage video of Arturo Zambo Cavero

ARTURO ZAMBO Videos

Enemigos Intimos TV (Parte Un y Dos) Español. PERU

HOMENAJE “ARTURO ZAMBO CAVERO”

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ARTURO’S Last Presentations in Peru w/ Peru Negro

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