Carlos Salvo writes and plays music
in the style of the Nueva Canción
Chilena (New Chilean Song) or Trova genre that
came out of Chile in the 1960's.
Victor Jara was the original
trovador whose death at the hands of the
Chilean military junta in 1973 sparked
Pete Seeger said of Victor Jara "As
long as we sing his songs, as long as his
courage can inspire us to greater courage,
Victor Jara will never die."
Carlos Salvo lists playing with
Pete Seeger, many years after the death of
Victor Jara, as one of the great moments of
As a boy growing up in Chile,
Carlos was encouraged by his father to
learn music. He still remembers the time
when he was 9 years old and heard the
great Cuban trovador, Silvio Rodriguez
perform. It made a lasting impression and
helped set his course as a trovador.
Carlos is also a sculptor,
jewelry designer, and boat builder.