(May 7, 1883 – October 13, 1912)
He was an important influence on the writing of tango lyrics, and in homage, the famous instrumental tango “A Evaristo Carriego” was written by Eduardo Rovira, and recorded by Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese in 1969.
He is buried at the Cementerio de la Chacarita in Buenos Aires.
Evaristo Carriego was a poet for the outskirts of Buenos Aires
When his family moved to Buenos Aires, he lived on 84 (today 3784) Honduras Street in the neighborhood of Palermo. From a young age, he frequented the literary coteries in Buenos Aires, where Rubén Darío and Almafuerte were important names.
He wrote for different publications of that time, like “La Protesta”, “Papel y Tinta”, “Caras y Caretas”, and others. In them, he published his poems and short stories. He published his first book of poetry, “Misas herejes”, in 1908, and his remaining poetical oeuvre was released after his death under the title “La canción del barrio”. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…