Uruguayan singer and songwriter Daniel Viglietti died today in Montevideo at 78 years for complications in a surgical intervention, according to local press.
Vigletti was born in Montevideo in 1939 and is considered one of greatest exponents of Uruguayan popular chant and a benchmark for several Latin American songwriters. His musical work was characterized by a particular mix between elements of classical music and Uruguayan folklore, as well as Latin American.
From his second album Men of Our Land, began to work on musicalization of poems of writers such as Phloem Falco, César Vallejo, Spaniards Rafael Alberti and Federico Garcia Lorca, and Cuban Nicolás Guillén, among ors.
Among his best-known compositions appear to Unwire, Song for My America, Milonga to walk away and Gurisito, and some of m have been part of repertoire of international artists such as Chilean Isabel Parra, Spanish Joan Manuel Serrat, Argentina Mercedes Sosa, Mexican singer born in Costa Rica Chavela Vargas or Venezuelan Soledad Bravo