A portrait of Guido Montoya CarlottoWednesday, August 6, 2014
Newly found grandson is also an accomplished musician
Guido Montoya Carlotto — baptized Ignacio Hurban by the family who raised him — had his life turned around yesterday when he was told he was the grandson of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo head Estela Barnes de Carlotto.
Before he became the 114th recovered grandchild, Hurban, who is married and has no children, was best known as an accomplished musician in the Buenos Aires province city of Olavarría.
The 36-year-old Guido was no stranger to what happened during the dark years of the dictatorship as he had performed as part of “Music for Identity” (Música por la Identidad), a cycle of concerts organized by the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo.
He also uploaded to his personal website a composition that poetically dwells on the country’s last military dictatorship titled “For Memory” (Para la Memoria).
Hurban released three albums, all of them self-produced and featuring his own compositions.
Besides playing, Guido has also written essays on jazz, music in general and — in the last few years — on the horrors of Argentina’s bloodiest dictatorship.
He later formed 2xtango, a tango-oriented duo created alongside singer Gustavo Angelini. He launched two records with this project that led to tours of the Buenos Aires tango circuit: 2xtango (1999) and Lamentablemente (2000).
Guido is also a fan of the River Plate soccer team. One of the pictures that have been appearing in the media show him in the club’s Monumental stadium in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Núñez.
He was also an ardent follower of the Argentine team’s performance in the recent World Cup held in Brazil. The day Argentina lost the final to Germany, he wrote on his Twitter account: “Thank you, Argentina, thank you so much! It’s been 24 years since we were able to see a full World Cup from the first day to the last.”