El Litoral visited the artist at his “rancho,” to discuss his life and work.
Video: exclusive interview with El Litoral Orlando Vera Cruz: “Let me be useful or they fear the word and the guitar of a poor gaucho” El Litoral visited the artist in his “ranch,” to talk about his life and his work. El Litoral visited the artist at his “rancho,” to discuss his life and work.
“I am a product of what my elementary school teachers, my dad and my mom taught me,” he said. He said that his father is from Entre Ríos, “the youngest of the 14 brothers, from Rosario del Tala”; and her mother is “santafesina but also daughter of entrerrianos”. “My dad made his house in Santo Tomé – he continued – there, my childhood was very good, because I knew the river, the horse, the canoe, and… they took me from another school where children were indoctrinated to read with a little book, mom and dad didn’t like it and so they sent me to Juan de Garay school, ”he recalled. According to Orlando, a teacher there made him know the poetry of Julio Migno, and “having similar poems like Julio’s or Pedroni’s, I don’t have to sing chacareras from Santiago, although they are beautiful, they are already well sung by them,” he argued. .
In addition, the composer narrated his times as a milk delivery man “in a car”, and his coexistence with theater, poetry and music in his own home: “My mother taught theater in my house, with her own works … poetry, they took me out in all the Nativity scenes in Santo Tomé to say verses from mom; my dad was left-handed to play the guitar, so they sent me to the most prestigious conservatory in Santa Fe and a teacher from Santo Tomé taught me to read music, ”he recalled.
He also spoke of his adolescence. “I formed a group, we were called” Los Litoreños “but we played all of the north because we had no songs for Santa Fe,” he admitted, among many other memories and experiences he shared with El Litoral.
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Note: Gustavo Ocampo
Camera and Edition: Fernando Nicola and Juan Vittori