Leonel Edmundo Rivero was an Argentine tango singer and impresario.
Rivero was born in the southern Buenos Aires suburb of Valentin Alsina. Joining his father in some of his travels, he was exposed to the lifestyle and the music of the gauchos of Buenos Aires Province from his early days.
In his teens, Rivero moved to the Belgrano neighborhood in the city proper, and witnessed the growth of tango as a dancing phenomenon, and also as an ever more complex music form under the "ABC" of composers/directors . At the same time, the themes of tango lyrics evolved from light-hearted ribaldry into complex stories on love and manly honor.
Lyrics to A lo Megata - in English
Works and CDs by Rivero
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