Raul Barboza - accordion
Raul Barboza was born in Buenos Aires and has been a recording artist since 1950. In 1962 he recorded music for the film Los Inundados, by Fernando Birry with Ariel Ramirez. 1964 saw the release of his first solo album on Columbia Argentina.
Raul has toured in Brazil, USSR, Japan and France and has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and with Jose Carreras. A move to France saw Astor Piazzolla introduce him to a French audience and here Raul met other popular accordion players such as Marcel Azzolla, Richard Galliano, Jo Privat, Daniel Colin, Daniel Tuveri, Marc Perrone. In 1988 he played in the festival Alte Oper Frankfurt, sharing the stage with Paco de Lucia, Dave Brubeck, B.B. King and in 1990 he received the Academie Charles Cros award for his recording of "La Foule" on the anthologie Paris Musette.
1993 saw the release of his first solo album on a French label. This recording saw Raul awarded the "Grand prix du disque de l'Académie Charles Cros", four "Clefs Evénement Télérama", one "Diapason d'Or" and one "Choc Le Monde de la Musique".
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