Horacio Guarany, a bomb proof artist
Exile, in Argentina, is a constant that crosses different eras and has different motives. Artists are often the voice of the people, especially in turbulent times. And that is why, unfortunately, they are the first to leave. Within our national folklore, many figures had to leave the country at different times. Horacio Guarany was one of them.
Born in the north of the province of Santa Fe, at 18 he left with his guitar to try his luck in Buenos Aires. He lived in a boarding house of La Boca, surviving changas during the period of the peak of Peronist. The active role of the popular classes at the time seduced him, and he became himself a Peronist. With the overthrow of Perón in 1955, the singer became a communist, and then his problems began.
In the 1960s he already had a reputation within the world of folklore, and his lyrics began to annoy some. In the 1970s, he received death threats and bombings. In 1974, the Triple A sent him an ultimatum: he had to leave the country within 48 hours. His exile led him to Venezuela, Mexico and Spain.
With the National Reorganization Process, his name remained blacklisted. Horacio Guarany, however, decided to return the country in December 1978. A few months later, a bomb went off in front of his home in Federal Capital. But he did not leave the country: he ran from the epicenter. He went inside, to improvise shows for an audience who loved him.
With democracy, he was finally able to sing loudly again wherever he wanted. Because, for Horacio Guarany, folklore, the people and the Argentina were the only thing that mattered, no matter how many bombs they wanted to put in their way.
Argentina, licenciada en Comunicación Social y correctora. Me apasiona la escritura, la propia y la ajena. Mi amor por las palabras, por las frases mágicas y perfectas, me llevó a dirigir mi carrera profesional hacia la redacción, a lo que luego sumé la corrección para mejorar mis textos y, también, los de otros autores. Porque una imagen no siempre vale más que mil palabras. Gracias por leerme.