Jose Catire Carpio
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Jose Catire Carpio, , was a Venezuelan llanero singer.
Being born in Altagracia de Orituco, Guarico state, son of Rosso Carpio and Maria Velasquez, from young age moved along with his parents to the town of El Tigre, Anzoategui, (Easter region of Venezuela), giving his first concert as a fan singer in a radio program called Buscando estrellas para el futuro (Searching stars for the future).
Between 1957 and 1960, Carpio becomes a professional singer, acting along with his friend, the harpist German Rangel and the llanero group "Copleros del Mar y Llano". At the beginning of the 1960s, Carpio moves to Caracas for the projection of his career, at the TV program Brindis por Venezuela (Cheers for Venezuela), directed by Juvenal Sarmiento, is baptized like Jose "Catire" (Blond) Carpio, also singer Jose Romero Bello helped him to record his first 45 rpm album, Flor de Apure.
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