Buenos Aires - - Friday 23 De April

Home Argentine Music 25 years after the death of Goyeneche is preparing film about the singer

25 years after the death of Goyeneche is preparing film about the singer

The family of Roberto “Polaco” Goyeneche announced that he collaborates with the production of a documentary about the life of the iconic tanguero.


The family of the legendary singer Roberto " Polaco " Goyenche announced, 25 years after the death of the performer, that he collaborates with the filmmaker  Marcelo Goyeneche  (whose grandfather was the singer's brother cousin) in the making of a documentary about the life of the iconic tanguero.

“25 years after the departure of this unique and unrepeatable artist, we wanted to communicate this great news. Those wishing to share with us files (photos, audio and video recordings) from beloved Polish are invited to participate. They can send material or contact and “, it was reported.

The filmmaker in charge of carrying out the film has a filmography with five feature films released (“El día que bombardearde Buenos Aires”, 2004; “Carne viva”, 2007; “SMO, the forgotten battalion”, 2011; “Las enmeros de Evita”, 2014; and “Por amor al arte", 2017).

In addition, Goyeneche has two other jobs under development. “La will de dios” (in pre-production) and “The long journey of Alejandro Bordón” (in production), about a victim of institutional violence by Buenos Aires officer David Quijano.

The figure of the vocalist is an emblem of the performance in tango. For his skills as “decidor” he became a figure of popular music of the second half of the twentieth century.

Inhabitant of the imaginary of the bohemian tango, Goyeneche was born in Saavedra on January 26, 1926. He died of heart and renal failure on 27 August 1994 at age 68.

In hand with his style, he somehow appropriated tangos that, until his consecration, were associated with other huge voices. Like those of Edmundo Rivero (“The last curda”), Floreal Ruiz (“Naranjo en flor”) and Francisco Fiorentino (“Gricel” and “Garúa”).

Son of a humble home decimated by his father's early death. He had to go to work since he was 12 and was employed as an office worker and driver for collectives and trucks.

He won a new vocals contest in 1944, at the age of 18. Then he began his professional transition in the orchestra of violinist Raúl Kaplún. Later it became part of the renowned ensembles of Horacio Salgán (in 1952) and Aníbal Troilo (in 1956).

And, although his style had already begun to be noticed, it was as a soloist where he found his best expression by doing his own works such as “Posters”, “Naranjo en flor”, “Cafetín de Buenos Aires” and “Siga el corso”, among the more.

The nocturnity of his footsteps brought him closer to rock colleagues and new performers. His transcendence that exceeded tango. He had one of his most palpable gestures in Pino Solanas's remarkable film intervention in “Sur” (1988).

Source: Telam

Publication Date: 14/09/2019

Rate this item



I wrote! Reader Notes

Go to section


There are not comments

Leave feedback


Argentines around the world
 santafesinos en Australia The Santafesinos who triumph in Australia

For two decades, a Santafesino architect led with his wife an important studio in Oceania.

Pulpería Pulperias: 3 poles that resist the passage of time

Nostalgia invades us when we walk through our gauchas roots and refresh the village traditions and t...

Art and Literature
Acción Poética Poetic Action: the walls talk (and tell us nice things)

Ten years ago, a Tucumano brought to Argentina this artistic movement that expanded throughout Latin...

Solar54 What would life be like on Mars?

An extraterrestrial event is happening in the province of La Rioja... This is Solar54, a human life...



I want to be up to date

Subscribe to our newsletter and I received the latest news