Sunday, November 18, 2012

RIP Miliki

'Miliki' dies at 83

Once upon a time, not so long ago as it seems, that in Spain there were only two television channels, which were black and white, affluent children snacking Nutella and the rest I would have, that the playground equipment Football's were more than 20 players per side, and that in those breaks gave life to change cards, playing or talking about the clowns on TV. It's complicated to explain to a child of today which resulted in the seventies (specifically, from 1973 to 1983) The Big Circus program of TVE, which Miliki acted alongside his brothers and Gaby Fofó-better known as Clowns of television, and also participated in the next generation of family Aragon and Fofito Milikito. It was an explosion of songs, sketches of humor, which seemed prodigious performances, and his hand the small screen had its great technological change and went from black and white to color. While Franco died and democracy was born, children still sang Hello, Don Pepito, Susanita have a mouse, My beard has three hairs, The ugly car, Dale Ramon, or happy in your day, the Anglo Spanish counterattack Happy Birthday. And above all, have become a crutch intergenerational classic "How are ustedeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessss". At least, this writer came to sing in a recording of the program in Prado del Rey, when, late Fofó, Milikito accompanied his father, his uncle and his cousin.

Of those legendary appearances in the last fade was Miliki Emilio Aragon, he did last night in Madrid at age 83, surrounded by his family in Madrid's Ruber International Hospital. In a statement, the family noted his "deep sadness" at the death, and said that his wife and children have lost a "wonderful husband and father", but say feel the "consolation of knowing that is surrounded by the love of running many children who have grown up singing, laughing and enjoying it. " Many no, more than that: thousands and thousands.

Miliki part of a line of circus performers that continues today in the work. He and Gaby (Gabriel Aragon, 1920-1995) and Fofó (Alfonso Aragon, 1923-1976) were sons of Emilio Aragón Foureaux (Emig) and José María and nephews Foureaux Teodoro Aragon (who created the group Pompoff, Thedy and Emig ). Also dedicated to the circus their cousins, the Nabucodonosorcitos.

In the classical tradition, Gaby, and Miliki Fofó adopted respectively clown roles, and contraugusto august. So Miliki was the most loved by children: it was the clown that shattered everything, who destroyed the sets with his aides-the breath of freedom in the middle of the rigidity of the seventy-Spanish while singing the "nanianananananiana" with which covered up their misdeeds. Miliki was born in Carmona (Seville) in 1929, so when his older brother, Gaby, began his solo career in 1934 as Homobono, he was too small to act. There began his stage career until 1939 in the Circo Price, with the trio Gaby, and Emilin Fofó but Emilio was changed after the name to Miliki. Sometimes they acted with her sister Rocio Flamenco dancer.

In the film Paper Birds (2010), his son Emilio Aragon, who debuted as director, described the harsh world of the Spanish Civil War for the artists, and how the war ended vaudeville and the desire to live in a generation. Without being a portrait set of family problems, Aragon told El Pais that the germ was his father who certainly came at the end of the film, "On the set of Family Physician I heard stories of veterans, Luis Barbero and Pedro Peña, and began to inspire them. Again what my father told me.'ve breakfasted and dined with thousands of his adventures.'s a love song to the generation, forgotten, to which my father belonged, that variété theater did. And I mean both those who stayed and those who left, my father went to America in 1945. "

Indeed, after the war the three brothers emigrated to America, where they remained more than a quarter century. First to Cuba, where they took their first steps on TV from 1949 (born in Havana a decade after his son Emilio, the second of four stems). And thanks to that success subsequently toured cathodic Argentina, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and even the United States. All that background helped them to start 1970 in Argentina with the success of his program The broken shoe, on Channel 13, which ended renamed Gaby's show, Fofó and Miliki, and where it begins Fofito, Fofó son. It is time to return to Spain, where Spanish television decide that Chiripitifláuticos have no future, and land contracted from Argentina.

The new program was dubbed The Great Circus of TVE, and began on July 19, 1973 with the name of Clowns: the definitive title acquired it a year later. Its success was immediate and extraordinary. Fofó death in 1976 not one iota shaved hearing, and continued as a trio (Gaby, Miliki and Fofito) until Milikito joined in 1977, inheriting the tone of Harpo Marx was a mute clown, who communicated with a cowbell. As quartet arrive until 1983, in a last stage is called the crazy world of the clowns-in that removes TVE program. Earlier, in 1981, Emilio Aragón son had already left the family troupe and instead had entered Rody (Rodolfo Aragon) Fofó young son, who was disguised as Cuban black.

After two years of touring, TVE again, but no longer accompanies Miliki. After separation professional clowns, Miliki was dedicated to the world of musical production (group launches Monano and his Band), and forms an artistic tandem with his eldest daughter, Rita Irasema with that recorded albums like Around the World in 30 minutes (1986), The Pied Piper (1987), Let's set ourselves a Song (1991), Superdiscoguay! (1992), Are you happy? Yes sir! (1994). Also together they made the musical comedy A Ghost in the tureen. With the advent of private television in Spain, returned to stand in front of a camera to conduct children's spaces with Rita as snack and daycare (the in Antena 3) and Superguay (Telecinco). In 1987 he also directed the film I want to be a bullfighter, with the duo sharpener.

In 1996 Aragon published his memoirs entitled Memories-y-Rita created the spectacle of the circus arts. Between 2001 and 2009 he devoted his time to writing and published The machine cars, Juan Smells, and with the soul of a child. Joining them published in 2008 under the pseudonym Providence Emilio A. Foureaux (named after his father), a novel aimed at adults, on a militant guerrillas in the Cuban revolution that has to escape a hunt orchestrated by Fidel Castro in New York. In May 2012 it was published While bats sleep, another novel of flight, in this case a few comedians through Nazi Europe. He also returned to the recording studios in 2008 and 2009 and recorded two albums for and dedicated to those who were his loyal: why the title to my children 40 years and all my children. For their hard earned throughout his career two Latin Grammy.

The chapel has been installed in the municipality of La Paz funeral Madrid Tres Cantos. There, his son Emilio said: "My father devoted his life to his two great passions, his work and his family, and I sincerely believe that in both triumphed and I think his legacy will remain for generations."

MILIKI (Emilio Aragón Bermudez)
Born: 11/4/1929, Carmona, Seville, Spain
Died: 11/18/2012, Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Miliki’s western – actor:
The Nephew of Zorro - 1948

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