The incredible story behind “Zamba to forget you”, the immortal song of the remembered Daniel Toro

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Daniel Torothe folk troubadour from Salta, author of well-known songs, among which his greatest work stands out Zamba to forget you, who died last Thursday in a hospital in his province. He was 82 years old.

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One of his qualities, they say, was charisma. Another, the avant-garde: Toro he was the first to introduce the sound of an electric guitar into folklorein the mid-60s.

Daniel Toro in Cosquín, when he received the prize for the trajectory.  Photo: Daniel Caceres.

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Daniel Toro in Cosquín, when he received the prize for the trajectory. Photo: Daniel Caceres.

a flagship song

His zamba signature began like this: I don’t know why you came back, if I started to forget…

Certainly it is not easy to break a sentimental bond. Things of love and, why, not of fear, the very sad song was written by Julio Fontana, with music and arrangements by Daniel Torowho bequeathed a thousand songs, as well as influencing much of today’s folklore.

Daniel Toro, author of more than a thousand songs.

Daniel Toro, author of more than a thousand songs.

But the nostalgia that drains the aforementioned zamba is so great that the feeling seems to be too small for him: “What a pity it lets me know that in the end/ Of this love there’s nothing left/ Just a poor song”.

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