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Charo

Spanish spitfire Charo is instantly recognizable with her big blonde hair, her tight and flamboyant clothes that leave little of her voluptuous figure to the imagination, and most of all, her jubilant, jiggling "coochie, coochie" (an interjection that Charo, with a laugh, admits has no real meaning) spoken with a thick Castilian accent. Though her image is that of the consummate bimbo, there is much more to Charo than meets the eye. She is a gifted comedienne who prides herself on putting on shows suitable for families and is also a very talented Spanish guitarist and singer. Although she professionally mangles the English language on-stage, she can read and write it fluently; Charo is also fluent in Japanese, French, and Spanish.

As a young girl, she studied guitar under Andres Segovia, one of the fathers of modern classical guitar music. She came to the U.S. in the '70s and married the much older Spanish bandleader Xavier Cugat. A regular on television talk shows of the era, she appeared frequently in nightclubs and occasionally as a television actress in shows such as Fantasy Island. She has gained most of her renown on the nightclub circuit touring such hot spots as Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but after the birth of her son in the early '80s, she and her new husband moved to Hawaii. Though she has focused more on raising her child over the last decade, Charo continues to perform regularly at the Honolulu resort the Polynesian Palace. She also tours the mainland occasionally. In 1994, she released her first Latino album, Guitar Passion, an album on which she played and sang flamenco-style pop songs on her guitar. Though it didn't receive much radio airplay, it stayed on the Billboard album charts for several months. ~ Sandra Brennan
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jsuslavage
She is wonderful!
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Assuming Chakita and SHAKIRA - are the same person - the comparison to Charo is not applicable. Shakira is of Columbian lineage - and is more in line with pop/contempo r a r y / d a n c e music - early affiliations include Miami Sound Machine - and she is influenced by different musical styles (arabic/braz i l i a n ) whereas Charo is a classical/fl a m e n c o guitarist. Both women however are amazing in their respective fields.
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WHO KNEW? SHE IS SO TALENTED. I WATCHED HER BACK IN THE DAY AND HAD NO IDEA THAT SHE PLAYED THE GUITAR SO WELL.
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teresina_lem e n t i n o
T girl .... Love , love, her sound.
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If NOT for Charo, there wouldn't have been a space carved-out for Chakita in the U.S. The world of music, and the U.S. audience is fortunate to have BOTH artists to enjoy !- JJ
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joipopadak
She is fantastic... . s o soulful..... S h e deserved more airplay with such a talent instead of focusing on her beauty, hair and body. She has it all, but her talents speaks volumes.
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the loveboat !....
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Maestra !
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WOW....I love it��
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she is amazing!
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stewwriter
Charo !!....who knew !!...The relative lack of publicity for her musicianship only adds to her persona...qu i t e the woman !!
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I remember growing up in Italy when Charo would be a guest on some entertaining shows. I've always admired her beautiful persona n now above all I am enjoying the wonderful talent she demonstrates in her ability to play the guitar SOooo WElll. Great listening to her music!
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She can really play this guitar lvery well, kudos to her. Don't let the blonde hair fool you. She's great.
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2rparker7
Saw her live in Phoenix AZ. great show if you get a chance don't miss her
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roseabernal
I can't believe the number of people who are unaware of her talent and recognition in the world of music!
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mtvyfan
I've always loved you Charo! You are an amazing woman. Coochie-Cooc h i e !
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i like turtles
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But she's really good
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Was this the woman that was in the sweet life on deck when estaban got married! O_O.
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I actually looked to see what this song was.... and of course, a very smart bimbo indeed who speaks multiple languages and is talented AND sexy!
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Wow, she is good, impressive bio, too, not a bimbo
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slappy1321
Go girl! Rocking my face off!
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I should have known...Char o ! I was doing other things and had to see who this was En Aranjuez. Love it.
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A good surprise...l o v e her playing.
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skibumleg
Very impressed
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!Coochie-coo c h i e amiga! Love the music.
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a master...
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Anyone knows where I can buy this song played by charo? I can't find this song by charo on iTunes . Thanks!
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lav.jones
Who knew? Work that guitar Charo!
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I never knew she could play like this. STUNNING!!! Thank you Charo.
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rhoutrouw
Heard her in Vegas play Ravel's Bolero. Perfect.
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ramodaiz
amazing isn't she?
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dacita57
She can really Play.... This is wonerful
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Coochie-cooc h i e Amiga!!! Love it!!! DMB
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super-fantas t i c o !
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cope.gwrider
I am always amazed when anyone master's the classical guitar, it seems as though Charo has done that.
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jpd998
Cool.
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she has made me laugh, dream (or is that daydream???) now she's made me meditate, think and cry.
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Muy, muy bonita. And it comes from a very beautyful and good heart. DMB
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!CHARO! ? Where you been amiga? You never fooled me for a second mi enamorado. I always have Know that you are a consummate multi-talent e d artist genious (besides being a knock out muchacha). How very nice to hear you and that artistic genious again. Coochi - coochi coraz'on. Yo te quiero. DMB
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I'm impress, this is the first time hearing her. Gosh I would to love see her in person. I'll see where she is scheduled to perform this year.
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Charo kicks a*& on guitar. She is considered one of the world's best and has won many awards and polls over the years. The stage persona is one thing, her talent another.
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russellw1744
We all have our jobs to do, I think you do yours real well, THANK YOU.
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udaydesai
Excellent Music!
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kjmacari
She amazes all you go girl
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skarhret
Charo is a beautiful person.... I had seen her perform in 1991 in Honolulu and she was amazing and friendly, went over to everyone in the audience and I was able to take a picture with her. She's a very talented and wonderful person. God bless her! -- Christine Burns
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captvano
Her music is as hot as she is! Brava!
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I recognize her music with the first strum of the strings, no other like Charo. My favorite by far.
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bluchap
I love her fun uninhibited style!
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absolutely beautiful... p a s s i o n a t e . . a reason to keep on living
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