Homero Manzi. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Fuimos” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1946.

Homero Manzi. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Homero Manzi

Poet and lyricist
(1 November 1907 – 3 May 1951)

Manzi has given, like no one else, poetry to tango lyrics. He was a poet who never published a book of poems.

His poetry was evidenced only through songs, from country themes to urban music, the latter where he would be at his best. In this way he became immensely popular without giving up his poet feelings. He resorted to metaphors, even surrealist, but never so much as to prevent ordinary people from fully understanding his message.

“Fuimos”, written together with the inspired bandoneon player José Dames, is a poem with extremely daring images (“I was like a rain of ashes and fatigue /in the resigned hours of your life …”) considering that it was a popular song; however, “Fuimos” would charm both public and interpreters, remaining as a paradigm of the elaborated and aesthetically ambitious tango. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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Marcelo Solis

I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with the culture of Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dance performer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.

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