Cars, taxis and buses go down Figueroa Alcorta avenue to the honks. But just at the height of the Faculty of Law, they slow down, remain silent and enjoy: on the steps David Lebón is singing “Seminare” accompanied by Coti Sorokin, Marcela Morelo and an orchestral ensemble conducted by Ezequiel Silberstein.
This Friday was the rehearsal for the concert that celebrates 200 years of the UBA. It was already open to the casual public, in a pass of almost all the events that can be enjoyed this Saturday from 6.30 pm. With driving Luciano Cáceres and Cecilia Roth, there will be more than 100 musicians on stage, including prominent singers and members of the orchestra of the University of Buenos Aires, the National Symphony, the Philharmonic of Buenos Aires, Stable of the Colón Theater and Stable of the Argentine Theater of La Plata.
As dusk fell, a group of people gathered to witness how Mora Godoy adjusted his choreography on the chords of “Libertango” (Astor piazzolla). They also saw Morelo and Sorokin playing a version of “Andar with me” three times (Julieta Venegas). What Lisandro Aristimuño and Juan Carlos Baglietto they crossed paths in the verses of “Continue living without your love” (Luis Alberto Spinetta). TO Victor Heredia, Jairo and Carolina peleriti doing the same on “Reason for living.” Cazzu put aside his flow as a rapper to strip her record as a singer in a version of “Alfonsina y el mar” with Lito Vitale. Celli wielding his pop guitar for “Adiós” (Gustavo Cerati). And a Ivan Noble that contributed his suburban side in “Para not forgetting” (The Rodriguez).
Inside, in the foyer of the historic building, the camaraderie between the artists continued to flow. Settled in armchairs, Heredia joked with Jairo and Pelleriti. Femigangsta shared music with Celli and with Natalie Perez. Cazzu, Lito Vitale and Iván Noble exchanged transgenerational information. The meeting of Lebón and Pedro Aznar, one half of Serú Girán fused in an embrace. AND Abel Pintos He walked around smiling at everyone who crossed him.
“Life has many corners to go and many very curious turns”, He begins to tell her Abel to Teleshow when talking about its link with formal education. “I always had the illusion that at some point I was going to finish high school to face a university career. This year I decided to start finishing my high school, which I left hanging at age 17, and when preparing the subjects the first one that touched me is Psychology. I had some classes through Zoom with a teacher who was guiding me and I began to feel very comfortable with the subject. So I tell my wife: ‘I’m going to finish high school to start studying psychology.’ And the week after I told him that, the UBA executives summoned me with a series of producers to talk about this event “laughs Pintos. “I had not had a relationship with the UBA other than the awareness of the importance it has in Argentina and all of Latin America. And now the UBA represents me ‘future’. It means ‘future’, more than ever and my own future, too“, He says.
In those curiosities and turns that life has, Abel points to another. “One of the records that I listened to the most is one of Facundo Saravia and the cover was made here, on the steps (the album is Craftsmen of the Will). And just as sometimes one dreams of playing at River or on July 9, one of my dreams was to sing on the steps of this faculty. And well, tomorrow I have the opportunity “, counts between amazed and expectant.
The folklorist will sing two of his own songs (“One hundred years” and “The key”) and then he will return to the stage to close the show with Pedro Aznar. Together, they will perform “Los dinosaurs”, by Charly García.
“That song reminds me that education and students and the world of culture was one of the targets of state violence. The dictatorship was particularly cruel to these people because they saw a threat to their interests there. This is something that the culture can be very proud of for making oppressors and tyrants uncomfortable ”, Aznar tells Teleshow. “Happily we live again in a country with a democracy, which respects personal and social freedoms. We live in a country that continues to honor public, free and excellent education. For this reason, this anniversary and this show have immense historical importance and value.”, He adds.
Aznar lived with Charly in the days when he cooked Modern clicks, an album that includes “Los dinosaurs”. “I lived in Charly’s loft for a month, in the Village of New York. I suggested a production idea for that topic, but it was never materialized. I said to him: ‘It would be wonderful if he had a percussion ensemble that went down the street, like a metaphor of a town on the move’. In the end it didn’t work. I took up that idea in recent years for the version I do of the song in my shows, “says Pedro.
Regarding the fact of participating in this concert, he says: “This institution is of excellence recognized throughout the world. The UBA is something that all Argentines should be very proud of.. That they have summoned me for this tribute is a great joy, because it is to feel recognized as a grain of sand of Argentine culture “.
– Before being musicians, what university careers did you dream of starting?
–Aznar: When I was little I wanted to be a dentist. When I was older I liked Geology. And even bigger, Anthropology. I studied Philosophy on my own, some years. And I have other tertiary training, but not within the university. I believe that the intellectual formation of the human being is very important and For an artist there is nothing better than learning new things every day, whether in the context of a career or to satisfy your curiosity and feed yourself.
–Abel: The first option I had was to study Speech Therapy because I am a fan of the technical and organic of the voice. I am very interested, I really like to function as a musical instrument apart from being a song interpreter. Later, I went through the idea of studying Literature, I also thought about studying History, Philosophy. But finally I am in this of Psychology, which is where I really see the furthest possible future. I am quite a person to analyze things, to analyze the options in all situations. And the human being has an infinity of options.