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Ricardo Curbelo - El Cóndor

Poet El Cóndor, Ricardo García-Curbelo is one of the finest composer/performers of today’s Latin American harp music.
From an early age Ricardo has been an eminent representative of his culture, nationally and internationally, on a wide variety of stages and has become known for his passionate, gifted way of communicating with the public. Established in Europe (England) since 1979, Ricardo has shared the stage with different accomplished stage performers from around the world.

He studied the harp at the Music Academy of Villavicencio, with Luis Alberto Curvelo, his brother and Director of the institution. Ricardo later became Director of Dance for 3 years at this academy. The two brothers founded The Music Academy of Puerto Carreño (Vichada) and Ricardo lead the first music cultural representation of the region, which was awarded first prizes internationally. He went on to study music theory at the Music Academy Luis A. Calbo and attended voice production classes with legendary maestro cultural promoter, Manuel Zapata Olivella, at the National University in Bogotá. His musical influences stem from Joropo, a music that combines poetry, with Classical, Flamenco and Jazz.

He toured extensively throughout Colombia and Venezuela, after being selected by Polimeros Colombianos as one of the National leading representatives of the Llanos as a poet and a dancer. He has also toured to Brazil, Mexico and North Africa. The special talent that Ricardo showed early as an artist on stage before the maestro representatives of Llanero music (Joropo), led him to be the youngest dancer and composer/poet/performer to be awarded International first prizes on several occasions. He is a winner of six international competitions in his home land, three as poetry writer and performer and three as a dancer. His restless desire to contribute and to open new horizons for his culture, led him to construct a new Latin American harp, and with this instrument, the development and presentation of a unique new wave of poetic music. In 1990 he introduced on British Television his first version of this instrument, and in January 2000 he completed and gave his first concert in London with his new design, the Modelo Corvado. To date his work exceeds five hundred compositions of music and poetry, two (unpublished) books, and a bilingual play, EL GRAN BRINDIS, ‘The Great Toast’, (1990).

As a poet, Ricardo is artistically known as El Cóndor. He is one of the Colombia’s leading poet performers. Several of his poems have been recorded by other artists. His most well-known titles include: COLOMBIA PARA TI, LA VERDAD DESNUDA, EL QUE MANDA ES EL BILLETE, FOLKLORE, LADRON ES EL QUE ES PENDEJO, LA VERDAD DESCUBIERTA , CARTA A MI PUEBLO EL IRRACIONAL and more recent, his music poetical- progressive composition, THE HOMO SAPIENS DREAM.