Can the passion for music be stronger than public acceptance? Can the thirst for knowledge and experimentation be larger than the hunger for glory that gives the audience applause? Very few musicians have taken as much risk and crossed as many borders as Eduardo Rovira. His innovations in tango led even Astor Piazzolla to say “there was a time that Rovira was more revolutionary than me.” Specialists considered him the counterpart of the author of Adios Nonino, especially for his way of being and acting, expanding the limits of tango every way that he could. He electrified tango for the first time; where Piazzolla introduced jazz, Rovira modernized tango with classical and contemporary music elements. He suffered – like Astor – from the indifference of the general tango public at a time when the decline of the music of Buenos Aires as the favorite of the masses started at the hands of a giant wave of styles that changed the culture not only in Buenos Aires but also around the world.
However, his work was like a gem ready to be discovered and to astonish those who have the same curiosity and nonconformity of the so established.
EDUARDO ROVIRA, A HUMBLE MUSIC WORKER
Author: CARLOS M. ROSA