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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

the massive farewell of the fans at the wake

The death of Marciano Cantero shocked the entire country and his fans in Latin America, but the news especially hit Mendoza, where he was born, grew up, took his first musical steps and also where he lived these last years.

The wake started at 9 and it was scheduled to take place until 5:00 p.m. at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, located on Gutiérrez y España in the City of Mendoza, as announced by Minister Nora Vicario. Then the body will be cremated.

Guitars, songs and memories

Marciano Cantero Wake.  Photo: Los Andes newspaper

Marciano Cantero Wake. Photo: Los Andes newspaper

Fans of all ages came, many of them with guitars and all chatting, even without knowing each other, about the music of Enanitos Verdes. Anecdotes were also exchanged, as many saw Marciano live, on stage or simply walking around town.

Last night’s “mapping”

The Mendoza Culture building and the tribute via mapping that they made to Marciano Cantero, leader of Enanitos Verdes, after his death.

The Mendoza Culture building and the tribute via mapping that they made to Marciano Cantero, leader of Enanitos Verdes, after his death.

On Thursday night, once the death of the founder of Enanitos Verdes was confirmed, Culture decided to organize a tribute in mapping formatthat is, the audiovisual technique that uses heritage as a gigantic 3D projection screen.

The image of Marciano Cantero, in the Culture building, in the Mendoza capital.

The image of Marciano Cantero, in the Culture building, in the Mendoza capital.

Images of Marciano Cantero at different times in his life were used on the Center building.

Hospitalization and complications

Horacio “Marciano” Cantero, the singer of Enanitos Verdes, died yesterday, Thursday, at the age of 62, in Mendoza, where he was admitted to the Cuyo Clinic. He had undergone emergency surgery last week and had a kidney and part of his spleen removed..

Marciano Cantero.  Photo: Los Andes newspaper

Marciano Cantero. Photo: Los Andes newspaper

The news broke around eight o’clock at night. According to the first medical reports, he had serious complications with his only remaining kidney.

According to his brother Eduardo, “His health has worsened in the last ten days. He came back very tired from a tour of 42 concerts, 23 in Mexico and 19 in the United States. They discovered a kidney tumor and that’s why they operated on him.”

During the last days there was great concern among his fans and many messages of encouragement on social networks. Enanitos Verdes is not only one of the pioneering bands in the export of Argentine rock, but also has the most listened to song on Spotify: Bolivian lamentwith more than 394 million listeners.

With the departure of Marciano Cantero, not only did another great figure in the history of rock in Argentina leave, but also a symbol of an era, the ’80s, when his glasses and way of singing and playing the bass conquered an entire generation.

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