Calamaro is a great artist! As we said in Spain, he´s "un peaso artista".
My first and immediate impression of Andres Calamaro was the "Bob Dylan" look, it is quite overt and deliberate beyond glasses and hair.
I learned from "Sounds and Colours" that this is a common theme and that his songs are far removed from Dylan and in this article it compares him more with modern rap artists and even Lou Reed.
Sound & Colour Article
Ultimately in learning about Calamaro it actually drove me to two different areas
1. To think about what the music scene in Argentina is, which I know nothing about and this video is my first intro to a popular musician in Argentina. Typically when I think Argentina, I think of either Maradona, Eva Peron or Jorge Luis Borges or as a Tottenham fan our four Argentines connected deeply with the club - so plenty of scope for me to learn more about Argentina.
2. Back to Bob Dylan and the association with the Spanish-Speaking World and here I found Christopher Rollason interesting as an intro overview of that : http://journal.oraltradition.org/files/articles/22i/Rollason.pdf?origin%3Dpublication_detail
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