Carlos Alberto García Moreno (born October 23, 1951) better known by his stage name Charly García, is an Argentine singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and record producer, considered one of the most important and avant-garde figures of Argentine and Latin American music. Named the father of rock nacional, García is widely acclaimed for his recording work, both in his multiple groups and as a soloist, due to his complex compositions, addressing multiple genres, such as pop rock, funk rock, folk rock, jazz, synth-pop and progressive rock, and for his transgressive and critical statements towards modern Argentine society, especially during the era of the military dictatorship, partly due to his rebellious, extravagant and anti-systemic personality, which brought notorious attention in the media over the years.As a teenager, García was one of the founders of folk rock band Sui Generis in the late 60s, where they would publish three successful studio albums, providing veritable hymns for generations of Argentines, still sung around campfires and part of the national cultural memory. After the separation of the group in 1975, García would continue to push the barriers of rock sounds with cult status groups PorSuiGieco and La Máquina de Hacer Pájaros. In the late 70s and early 80s he was part of rock supergroup Serú Girán, one of the most important and revolutionary groups during the period of the Argentine military dictatorship. After composing the soundtrack for the movie Pubis Angelical, alongside his own album, Yendo de la cama al living (1982), which would bring him excellent reviews, García would embark on a prolific solo career, where he would compose several generational songs in Latin music, while seeking to expand the barriers of pop music, along with his role as a musician. His second studio album Clics modernos (1983) was considered by Rolling Stone as the second best in the history of Argentine rock.In 2009 he received the Grammy Award for Musical Excellence. In 1985 he won the Konex Platino Award, as the best rock instrumentalist in Argentina in the decade from 1975-1984. He won the Gardel de Oro Award three times (2002, 2003 and 2018), the most important in his country in music. In 2010 he was declared an Illustrious Citizen of Buenos Aires, and in 2013 he received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of General San Martín.

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