Homero Manzi (1907-51)

One of the most important tango poets.
He wrote scripts for theater and movies.
Together with Sebastián Piana they evolutionized Milonga.
Aníbal Troilo who admired him very much composed "Responso" and his childhood friend Cátulo Castillo wrote tango "A Homero" morning his early death.

Read his biography on todotango.

His work as Poet

With composer Aníbal Troilo

Sur (South) Watch Una Noche De Poesía

Che, Bandoneón! (Hey, Bandoneon!)

Barrio de Tango (Tango Quarter)

Romance De Barrio (Neighborhood Romance) vals

Discepolín (Little Discépolo)

With composer Sebastián Piana

El Pescante (Coachman's Seat)

Tango (Voz de tango) (Tango (Voice of Tango))

De Barro (Made Of Mud)

Milonga Sentimental (Sentimental Milonga) milonga Watch Una Noche De Poesía

Milonga del "900" (Milonga of the 1900s) milonga

Esquinas Porteñas (Corners of Buenos Aires) vals

Paisaje (Landscape) vals

With composer Lucio Demare

Tal Vez Será Su Voz (It Might Be Her Voice) - watch Una Noche de Poesía

Malena (Malena) - watch Una Noche de Poesía

Mañana Zarpa Un Barco (Tomorrow a Ship Sets Sail)

Solamente Ella (Only Her)

Love songs

Recién (Just Now) Watch Una Noche De Poesía

Fuimos (We Were)

Ninguna (No One)

Torrente (Flood)

Después (Afterwards)

Telón (Curtain)

Veinticuatro De Agosto (August 24th)

Fruta Amarga (Bitter Fruit)

En Un Rincón (In A Corner)

Other tangos

Manoblanca (Whitehand)

Cornetín (The Cornet)

Fueye (Bandoneon)

Monte Criollo (Monte Criollo)

Así Es El Tango (Tango Is Like This)

Mi Taza De Café (My Cup Of Coffee)

Muchacho De Cafetín (Young Boy From The Small Cafe)

El Último Organito (The Last Street Organ) - composed by his son, Acho Manzi

Viejo Ciego (Old Blind Man) - his first tango

His work as screen writer

La Guerra Gaucha (Gaucho's War) 1942

El Último Payador (The Last Folk Singer) 1950 - Manzi also directed

Escuela de Campeones (The School of Champions) 1950 - based on true accounts of Argentine soccer beginning