Guitarist-singer, Amando Risueño performs the music of Argentina with poetry and depth. He
echoes stories from his country, universal stories, while holding at heart the mystery and emotion
of music to come and touch every fiber of the listener’s body.
Born in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Amando started playing guitar around the age of ten. He got swept
away by this budding passion and studied classical guitar at his local Carlos Buchardo National
Conservatory of Music.
In this world of globalized culture, his curiosity brought him to the electric guitar and other genres
such as jazz, blues, rock and pop. At around age thirty, he started questioning his cultural identity
and relationship with the music of his country. He then ventured out into the musical repertoire of
his hometown, the tango, working on well-known pieces while also uncovering some rare gems. In
2011, he settled in France, a new territory that led him to form a strong bond between music and
landscape. Since then, he has gone on to explore more traditional repertoires from various
regions of Argentina, such as zambas, vidala, chacarera, stilo, and others.
His first solo album, “Tangos de mi Flor” (2013) is devoted entirely to tango. He then recorded
“Campo abierto” (2018) where the repertoires of Buenos Aires (tango, waltz) gets crossed with
those of inland regions (milonga, zamba, vidala). Amando plays concerts in France and abroad.
His recordings and live work enjoy regular support from Spedidam, FCM, Adami, Fonpeps and
the Drôme Departmental Council.
With “El canto del viento”, Amando Risueño takes us into the world of
Atahualpa Yupanqui, in homage to both the composer and poet as well as
Atahualpa Yupanqui transcended traditional Argentine music to bequeath
onto us his timeless work in music and philosophy. Amando approaches it as
a delicate game through a succession of melodies that give full measure to
these stories about the women and men of the earth. The wind, moon, sun,
mountains, valleys, plains, and animals recur throughout.
Between two pieces, Amando speaks about evoking the life of the artist and
quotes magnificent texts from the book written by Atahualpa in 1965: « El
canto del viento ».