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Today's artist is one of his home country's most enduring national heroes. Though he is most treasured in Argentina, where his outspoken social consciousness and storied past as a fearless protest singer endeared him deeply to those who share his heritage, his appeal extends beyond his homeland: he performs to international audiences regularly and is often described in shorthand as "the Bob Dylan of Argentina."

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Leon Gieco was born on November 20, 1951 in Santa Fe Province, Argentina. At 6 years old, Gieco traveled with his family from the field to the village center due to economic problems. At age 8, Gieco bought his first guitar on credit, and soon began playing music at local events with his father's band. Throughout his childhood, Gieco played with local bands such as a folkloric group called Los Nocheros (The Night Watchers) and Los Moscos (The Flies), a rock band that gained some popularity within Argentina. In 1965, Gieco traveled to Bolivia as an exchange student. He studied music and played guitar at local festivities.

When Gieco turned 18, he went to Buenos Aires to become a full-time musician. There, he took guitar lessons from Gustavo Santaolalla, who introduced him to important people in the Buenos Aires musical community, such as Raúl Porchetto, Charly García, Nito Mestre, and María Rosa Yorio, members of the Argentine supergroup, Porsuigieco. Gieco was given the opportunity to perform in the Buenos Aires Rock Festival in 1971, 1972, and 1973. In 1973, he recorded his first album, "Leon Gieco" ( it was recorded independently with Santaolalla). "En el País de la Libertad" ("In the Country of Freedom"), a hit from his album, demonstrated Gieco's concern for change in Argentina, his concern for social justice.

In 1976 Gieco released El Fantasma de Canterville ("The Ghost of Canterville"). The record suffered a great deal of censorship from the military government forcing him to change the lyrics of 6 songs and remove 3 others altogether. Nevertheless, the record was a success, and he had concerts not only around Argentina, but also in other countries of South America. Two years later he released IV LP, with one of his most famous songs: "Sólo le pido a Dios" ("I only ask of God"). Due to the political situation in Argentina, Gieco moved to Los Angeles, California in 1978 for one year.

On December 20, 1979, the Argentine Minister of Education announced the closing of the National University of Lujan in Buenos Aires. Gieco participated in a protest against the closing by singing "La Cultura es la Sonrisa". His lyrics say, "(Culture) only cries in a country where people can't choose it/it only cries its sadness if a minister closes a school..."

In 1981 Gieco started a 3-year, 110,000-kilometre-long series of independent concerts all over Argentina, playing for a total of 420,000 people. He gathered material from the different places he visited during the tour, and recorded the first volume of De Ushuaia a La Quiaca ("From Ushuaia to La Quiaca" in Buenos Aires with various autochthonous musicians in 1985. The following De Ushuaia a La Quiaca 2 and De Ushuaia a La Quiaca 3 were recorded in a mobile studio in different locations of the country.

In 1985, Gieco went to Moscow for the 12th "World Youth and Students' Festival" alongside Juan Carlos Baglietto and Litto Nebbia, representing Argentina. In 1986 and 1987, he held concerts in Germany with his friend Mercedes Sosa, including that of Berlin's Political Song Festival.

Gieco returned to Argentina and performed free concerts, one for 40,000 spectators at the National Flag Memorial in Rosario, and the other for 35,000 people in Buenos Aires. At Boca Juniors' Stadium he had a concert with Pablo Milanés and Chico Buarque, and guest musicians Mercedes Sosa, Fito Páez, Nito Mestre, Juan Carlos Baglietto and Sixto Palavecino. At the end of the year he went on a world tour that included countries such as Mexico, Peru, Brasil, Sweden, Germany and Denmark.

In 1988, Gieco performed in Germany and Austria. Back in Argentina he participated in the final concert of the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour at River Plate Stadium, with Charly García, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and others.

After eight years of touring, Semillas del corazón ("Seeds of the heart") marked his return to the studio in 1989. That same year he performed at the Teatro Ópera in Buenos Aires with United States folk legend Pete Seeger. The following year, Seeger asked him to join a tour that took him to Washington, D.C., Boston and New York City. There he played with David Byrne, whom he had met in Buenos Aires shortly before.

In 1992, he played with Milton Nascimento, Mercedes Sosa, Os Paralamas do Sucesso, Gilberto Gil and Rubén Rada at the inauguration of the Latin American Parliament in São Paulo. In 1997 he participated in the memorial concert for the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, with bands such as Divididos, La Renga, Los Piojos, and Attaque 77.

Gieco began his most recent national tour for social justice, Mundo Alas, in 2007. Argentine musicians, dancers, singers, and painters, all with disabilities, performed alongside Gieco, expressing their unique talents and communicating with audiences. He gave these artists the opportunity to live out their dreams as he does. Gieco created a documentary from the road tour which was produced in March, 2009. The film features rock music, folk music, and tango, along with Gieco's original hits.

During his stop in Buenos Aires on his 2013 Wrecking Ball World Tour, Bruce Springsteen filmed a video for a solo acoustic performance of "Sólo le Pido a Dios".

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Gieco is a special musician who, starting from rock bases, uses elements of fusion with the oldest and autochthonous rhythms of Argentina, obtaining a music that can not be imitated or compared. This commitment is musical and poetic. Accompanied by guitar and harmonica, tones beautiful melodies, many of which have had worldwide diffusion, as I only ask God. An almost soloist songwriter, who "paints his village" becoming universal, as there are few in the world. This album shows in full maturity in all aspects with songs worked, careful lyrics and impeccable performances. His country's musician, above all, is precisely what makes it different and attractive, at a time when music seems to be the same all over the world. Here we have a voice and poetry that maintains its autonomy and difference. Recommended for Latinos and all those who like to dive in new rhythms, treated well and with respect. In addition, there is something in these songs that inspires something like hope, faith, energy, breath ...

León Gieco - La Historia Esta (Vol. 4) (flac  340mb)

01 Indio hermano (Los Jaivas) 5:57
Los Jaivas. Del CD "Trilogía-El reencuentro" 1997

02 Bajo el sol de Bogotá (León Gieco - Luis Gurevich) 2:54
Frank Viehweig. En vivo en Alemania. Versión inédita

03 El fantasma de Canterville (Charly García) 3:29
grupo Tercer Mundo. En vivo en Quito, Ecuador, Junio de 1996

04 Un poco de compresión [Las dulces promesas] (León Gieco) 3:02
Charly García. En estudios. Febrero de 1978. Del LP "Música del Alma", 1980

05 Iba acabándose el vino (Charly García) 3:49
PorSuiGieco. En estudios. Febrero de 1978. Del LP "Música del Alma", 1980

06 Que se abra Buenos Aires (Palo Pandolfo - Horacio Dubosq) 5:09
Los Visitantes. Del CD "Maderita" 1996

07 Nosotros nos quedamos (Armando Tejada Gómez - León Gieco) 3:31
En vivo . Grabado en Vélez -Concierto "Corazón Americano"

08 Por el camino perdido (León Gieco) 3:09
Ensayo. Abril de 1981Versión inédita

09 La cultura es la sonrisa (León Gieco) 2:07
Rubén Rada. Programa De igual a igual, Montevideo, Uruguay.

10 Cola de amor (León Gieco) 4:04
el Coro Procanto. Del CD "Una canción debida" 1995

11 Paraguayita linda (Samuel Aguayo) 1:01
Guitarreada informal en un campo cercano a Olavarría, Febrero de 1978.

12 En la lluvia y nada más (Gabriela Molinari) 3:29
En vivo en Olavarría, Febrero de 1978.

13 El loco y las golondrinas (León Gieco) 3:53
En vivo en Olavarría, Febrero de 1978. Versión inédita

14 Y las aves vuelan (León Gieco - Nito Mestre) 3:12
Nito Mestre. León Gieco con Nito Mestre y Aníbal Forcada

15 Tocando el cielo (León Gieco - Nito Mestre) 4:30
Nito Mestre. Del LP "Tocando el cielo" 1991

16 Todos los caballos blancos (León Gieco) 2:26
En TV en Chile, 1982. Versión inédita

17 En el país de la libertad (León Gieco) 4:06
Tancredo. En vivo. Oliverio Allways, Buenos Aires.

18 Bienvenidos al tren (Charly García) 3:11
Sui Generis. Del LP "Confesiones de invierno" 1973

León Gieco - La Historia Esta (Vol. 4) (ogg  134mb)

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La Historia Esta (the history is) was released in 1998 by Leon's own label, Cañada Records, and the production was jointly produced by Gieco and the Página 12 newspaper. The album consists of seven volumes that compile recordings made by the musician over the years and that form part of his private collection. Most are live and unreleased recordings, or collaborations on albums by other artists

León Gieco - La Historia Esta (Vol. 5)   (flac  286mb)

01 Niño silvestre (Joan Manuel Serrat) 5:05
León Gieco con Joan Manuel Serrat, Adriana Varela y León Gieco

02 Pensar en nada (León Gieco) 3:35
Ensayo. En estudios, Abril de 1981. Versión inédita

03 Me olvidé de los demás (Andrés Calamaro) 1:36
Andrés Calamaro. Del LP "Por mirarte" 1988

04 Por el camino perdido (León Gieco) 3:44
En vivo en Cañada Rosquín, Santa Fe. Para el programa Badia & Compañía.

05 Esos ojos negros (León Gieco) 3:04
En TV. Programa Badia & Compañía, Setiembre de 1988

06 El que pierde la inocencia (León Gieco) 2:47
En vivo en Berlín, Alemania, Febrero de 1987.

07 Pai Julián (León Gieco - Antonio Tarragó Ros) 2:37
En vivo en Berlín, Alemania, Febrero de 1987.

08 Kilómetro 11 (Mario del Tránsito Cocomarola - Constante Aguer) 2:28
En vivo en Berlín, Alemania, Febrero de 1987.

09 Canción para Carito [Carito] (León Gieco - Antonio Tarragó Ros) 4:01
León Gieco con Pablo Milanes y Chico Buarque. En vivo. Estadio de Boca Juniors, Buenos Aires, Abril de 1987

10 Los chacareros de dragones (León Gieco) 3:01
Markama. En vivo. Teatro Astral, Buenos Aires, 1991. Del CD "Markama en vivo" 1991

11 La mamá de Jimmy (León Gieco) 3:46
En vivo. Luna Park, Julio de 1977.

12 Guantanamera (León Gieco - Joseíto Fernández) 5:35
Remix. En estudio en Alemania, Abril 1988. Del LP "Guantanamera" 1988

13 En la cintura de los pájaros (León Gieco - Rodolfo Gorosito) 2:51
Nito Mestre y Aníbal Forcada. En vivo en Barrancas de Belgrano. Buenos Aires, 1988.

14 El fantasma de Canterville (Charly García) 3:14
Nito Mestre y Aníbal Forcada. En vivo en Barrancas de Belgrano. Buenos Aires, 1988.

15 Baionga (Héctor Negro - Luis Borda) 2:55
Luis Borda. En vivo. Estadio Obras de Buenos Aires. Noviembre de 1988.

16 Qué escucha esta juventud ?... (Juan Carlos Pugliese) 0:49
Palabras del diputado Juan Carlos Pugliese en el congreso de la nación Buenos Aires, 1986

17 Sólo le pido a dios (León Gieco) 5:04
En vivo. Concierto Human Rights Now!. Estadio de River, Buenos Aires, Octubre de 1988.

 León Gieco - La Historia Esta (Vol. 5) (ogg   113mb)


León Gieco - La Historia Esta (Vol. 6)   (flac  362mb)

01 Canción para Carito [Carito] (León Gieco - Antonio Tarragó Ros) [04:32]
León Gieco con Mercedes Sosa. En vivo en el estadio de Chile, el 3 de marzo de 1992

02 Cinco siglos igual (León Gieco - Luis Gurevich) [04:17]
con Lito Vitale. En el programa Ese amigo del alma, Canal 13, el 7 de Julio de 1998

03 Pensar en nada (León Gieco) [04:15]
Gustavo Santaolalla, Rodolfo García y Pedro Aznar. Noviembre de 1996. Entre Los Ángeles y Buenos Aires

04 Canto en la rama (Leda Valladares - Popular argentina) [02:58]
Gustavo Santaolalla. en vivo Noviembre de 1996. Entre Los Ángeles y Buenos Aires

05 Yo vendo unos ojos negros (Popular) [03:39]
el Cuarteto Leo. En vivo en la Pista La Angelina, Oncativo, Córdoba, 1985.

06 Mi caballo bayo (Carlos Gardel - José Razzano - Alfredo Bracatti) [03:00]
el Cuarteto Leo. En vivo en la Pista La Angelina, Oncativo, Córdoba, 1985.

07 Mar y luna (Chico Buarque) [02:11]
Chico Buarque. En vivo, Estadio Boca Juniors. Buenos Aires , Abril de 1986.

08 Para Bárbara (Santiago Feliú) [04:29]
León Gieco con Santiago Feliu. En vivo en el Luna Park. Buenos Aires 1986.

09 Sur (Homero Manzi - Aníbal Troilo) [04:05]
Fito Páez, Adriana Varela, Rubén Juárez, Pedro Aznar, Jairo, Ricardo Mollo y Esteban Morgado. En vivo

10 Un precio (Alejandro Filio) [04:41]
Alejandro Filio. Del CD "Un secreto a voces" 1998

11 Improvisación (León Gieco - Pete Seeger) [01:58]
Pete Seeger. Con guitarra y armónica sobre el banjo de Pete Seeger.

12 La gorda Montero (Raúl Rufino - Federico Bugallo) [03:26]
Los Tipitos. Del CD "Los Tipitos" 1996

13 Adiós, hombre viejo (León Gieco - Gabriela Molinari) [04:06]
Gabriela. Del lado B del simple "Benjamín el pastor" 1974

14 Donde vuela el río (Antonio Tarragó Ros) [03:15]
Antonio Tarragó Ros y Antonio Luis Borges. Del CD "Fronteras abiertas" 1981

15 Continentes en silencio (León Gieco) [03:40]
En vivo en Comodoro Rivadavia, 1981.

16 Permíteme vida (León Gieco) [02:30]
En vivo en Jujuy, 1982.

17 Banda sonora del audiovisual de Ushuaia a la Quiaca (León Gieco) [12:03]
Relato de León Gieco

León Gieco - La Historia Esta (Vol. 6) (ogg  146mb)

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The live of Leon is the 22nd disc released by Leon Gieco. Recorded live at the Luna Park Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 3,4 and 5, 2003 All tracks performed by Gieco. The album does not include new songs, sadly this series of concerts would also be the last one in which Gieco's guitarist Eduardo Roghatti would participate, as he died a few days later.

Leon Gieco - El Vivo de Leon   (flac  496mb)

01 Cinco Siglos Igual 3:14
02 Canción de Amor Para Francisca 2:46
03 Bajaste del Norte 4:29
04 Canción Para Carito 3:59
05 En el Pais de la Libertad 3:01
06 Hombres de Hierro 3:53
07 La Navidad de Luis 3:02
08 Cachito, Campeón de Corrientes 3:47
09 De Igual a Igual 3:38
10 La Cultura Es la Sonrisa 3:36
11 Bajo el Sol de Bogotá 4:06
12 El Imbécil 4:19
13 La Mama de Jimmy 3:22
14 Pensar en Nada 4:20
15 Los Salieris de Charly 5:31
16 Ojo Con los Orozco 5:17

 Leon Gieco - El Vivo de Leon (ogg   158mb)

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