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Uruguayan Alejandro Balbis joins IICA’s campaign in tribute to food chain workers

San Jose, 20 June 2020 (IICA).- Renowned Uruguayan singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer Alejandro Balbis has joined IICA’s tribute to those who are guaranteeing our food supply amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.


Balbis is known for his unique voice and extensive career in various musical genres, including rock and roll, murga and popular music from Río de la Plata. He has won two gold records in Uruguay and produced records by many artists, including Falta y Resto, Canario Luna, La Vela Puerca, No Te Va Gustar, Árbol, La Mancha de Rolando, Adriana Varela and Bersuit Vergarabat. He has also collaborated with artists like Jaime Roos and Jorge Drexler, among others.

IICA’s campaign has brought together renowned artists from different countries in the Americas, who are selflessly participating in the POPULAR MUSIC TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO WORK DAY TO DAY TO PUT FOOD ON OUR TABLES.

Gustavo Santaolalla, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil, León Gieco, Carlinhos Brown, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, Mart'nália, Maria Luiza Jobim, Teresa Parodi, Soledad Villamil, Víctor Heredia, Hilda Lizarazu, Paulo Miklos, Lidia Borda, La Charo (Tonolec), Willy Piancioli (Los Tipitos), Agustín Ronconi (Arbolito), Alejandro Davio (Mundo Alas), Anabella Zoch, Peteco Carabajal, Dolores Solá, Acho Estol (La Chicana), Guadalupe Urbina, Lila Downs, Los Folkloristas, Nano Stern, Ceshia Ubau, Ana Prada & Pata Kramer, Adrián Goizueta, Larbanois & Carrero and Kiko Veneno are just some of the performers who have selflessly and generously contributed to the campaign launched by IICA.

Enjoy Alejandro Balbis’s contribution here:

Several organizations in different countries have taken part in the tribute organized by IICA. In Argentina, the tribute has received the backing of the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries; the Ministry of Culture of the Nation; the Ministry of Social Development; the anti-hunger program – Plan Argentina contra el Hambre; the Secretariat of Media and Public Communication; the public broadcast entity, Contenidos Públicos Sociedad del Estado and the arts foundation, Fondo Nacional de las Artes.

Meanwhile, in Brazil, UNESCO Brazil and the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (ABRAS) have both endorsed and become a part of this campaign.

Access the concert by the Argentinian performers who have joined this campaign by clicking on the following link: Contributions from the other artists can also be found on the IICA YouTube channel.

IICA will continue to publish the contributions of the artists participating in the campaign on all its digital platforms and on those of its partners in this initiative, using the following hashtags on social media:










More information:

Institutional Communication Division of IICA