Rossy War he leads a musical career that many national artists could envy. She was a boom in the 90s and became the benchmark for Peruvian technocumbia. Added to this, the interpreter of “I never thought to cry” remains current with his band Kaliente. On June 9, he kicked off a tour of the United States, which will last until the 17th of this month, and in which he shares the stage with Veronica Bolanos and the orchestra The Latin Brothers. However, his presence in the music industry in Peru could not materialize because, as he confessed, he felt that his vocation was going elsewhere.
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What did Rossy War want to do?
As part of her biography, Rossy War mentioned more than once that she intended to study Nursing before dabbling in music. However, in a recent interview with Radio Nueva Q, she elaborated and said that in her she always prioritized her vocation of service to others, something that she inherited from her father, Carlos Victor Guerra.
“I have many things from my father within me because I have always liked to be where I can contribute something for humanity,” she said, and for this reason, she considered being a nurse or a firefighter.
Along these lines, Rossy War revealed that he wanted to be a military man. “To defend my homeland” assured. His interest in joining the Army makes sense when you consider the context. The ‘Ronquita de la Tecnocumbia’ was born on January 3, 1969, in Madre de Dios, and when she was approaching adolescence, in the early 1980s, the False Paquisha conflict between Peru and Ecuador began, which was only resolved in 1992, when the singer was around 23 years old.
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Why couldn’t Rossy War join the Army?
Starting in 1983, Legislative Decree No. 264 (Compulsory Military Service Law) was promulgated, which allowed the participation of women in the military sphere. When this happened, Rossy War said he felt happy. “Said: ‘Yes, I’m going out for my homeland.’I was just in the 5th grade of high school”.
However, the ‘Ronquita de la Tecnocumbia’ could not materialize her aspiration due to opposition from her mother, Lily Morales.
“My mother told me: ‘No, finish your fifth year of high school if you want and from there you will serve your country,’” she recounted. Another obstacle the singer encountered was that military service for women was not open to her hometown. “It was only served here in Lima and I was in Puerto Maldonado, so it practically came to nothing and I was left without serving my country”, he indicated.
Without completely ruling out the idea of being in the military, Rossy War considered assimilating, but her husband, Tito Mauri, told her that he could not do so due to his overloaded schedule of contracts. “I am a frustrated soldier”he concluded.