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Enrique Maroni. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Cicatrices” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré in vocals, 1942.

Enrique Maroni, one of the composers of the lyrics of La CumparsitaEnrique Maroni

Lyricist, journalist and theater author
(17 March 1887 – 30 December 1957)

He wrote a hundred lyrics. Gardel committed to record twelve “Cicatrices” among them.

About “La cumparsita”, after its premiere and the immediate recordings by Roberto Firpo, Alonso-Minotto and Juan Maglio, by the time of the sainete’s premiere, did not reach an outstanding place, it was only one more tango. But the circumstance of having a lyric and having been committed to wax by Carlos Gardel that year, brought such a repercussion that no one will deny that it has become the most representative tango of all times.

But the thing is that Maroni, one of the authors, confessed he wasn’t.

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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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