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25 years after Goyeneche’s death is preparing film about the singer

The family of Roberto “Polaco” Goyeneche announced that it collaborates with the production of a documentary about the life of
realización de un documental sobre la vida del icónico tanguero.
| 14 September, 2019 |

The family of 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 cousin of the vocalist) 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. We invite to participate those who wish to share with us files (photos and audio and video recordings) of the beloved Polish. They can send material or contact and “, reported.

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

In addition, Goyeneche has two other works under development. “La voluntad de dios” (in pre-production) and “El largo viaje de Alejandro Bordón” (in production), about a victim of institutional violence by Bonaerense officer David Quijano.

The figure of the vocalist is an emblem of the performance in tango. For his qualities of “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 as a result of heart and kidney failure on August 27, 1994, at the age of 68.


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

Son of a humble home decimated by the early death of his father. He had to go to work since he was 12 and was employed as a clerk and bus and truck driver.

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

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

The night 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 the remarkable film intervention in “Sur” by Pino Solanas (1988).

Source: Télam

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