Jorge Garbett, Paraguayan musician, Died at 60

Jorge Garbett was born on November 7, 1954 and died on October 11, 2015.

He was a Paraguayan musician, composer and performer.

Garbett graduated with a Bachelor in Music Education in the city of Porto Alegre (Brazil).

He also graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Jorge Garbett met Maneco Galeano in the 70’s, along with his brother Jose Antonio Galeano and Carlos Noguera.

They all went on from that meeting to what was the New Paraguayan songs, musical style with a marked social content of the lyrics.

Jorge began with the composition of musical works of the Paraguayan folklore and Latin American ballads, always printed in his verses a clear trend towards social issues.

His friend, Maneco Galeano founded the Sower Group In 1973, and in 1974 joined George Garbett this exponent of the New Song.

They joined with Claudia Abente in the 70’s, a duo that is characterized by warmth and artistic vocal harmony of its components.

During this he worked with actress Hedy González Fruits in presenting performances combining poetry and Paraguayan and Latin American music.

During his time as a musician and composer, Jorge has participated in courses and seminars on music of the twentieth century with the master Bruno Kiefer in 1978.

After the death of one of the members in the 80’s, Jorge and Jose Antonio Galeano avocaron to the realization of a sound material called: “To say”, which collected interpretations of the works of Maneco Galeano.

Jorge also served as professor of harmony in the Paraguayan Ateneo. In 1984 he served as professor of Popular Music Workshop Festival “Mandua’ra.”

In 1996 Jorge participated in the recording of a live album with the Sower Group.

In 1997 Jorge was responsible for the musical direction of the group show Sower, called “In love and arcades”.

He also served as director of the cycle of concerts “Igniting dreams, in 1999, in your ways, Latin America.” This cycle had the participation of the Sower Group, Oscar Cardozo Ocampo and other guest artists.

However, Garbett launches his solo material with a CD containing 18 songs entirely of his own called “Recantando Utopias”.

Garbett was also highlighted by a variety creation of musical works for theater and film.

Jorge Garbett passed away at 60 yrs old.