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Published on September 18, 2008

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A modest tribute to the eternal and unquestionable“KING OF THE TANGO” : CARLOS GARDEL A modest tribute to the eternal and unquestionable“KING OF THE TANGO” Victoria-M. asteri_55@yahoo.com with sound Carlos Gardel is the professional name of Charles Romuald Gardes. Born in Toulouse, France, on December 11-1890. He moved to Buenos Aires in 1893, with his mother Berthe Gardes. Argentina was his home from childhood, and he acquired Argentine citizenship in 1923. He was a singer and composer considered as the most prominent figure in the history of tango. He died on June 24-1935, in Medellin, Colombia, in a tragic airplane crash, at the height of his career. : Carlos Gardel is the professional name of Charles Romuald Gardes. Born in Toulouse, France, on December 11-1890. He moved to Buenos Aires in 1893, with his mother Berthe Gardes. Argentina was his home from childhood, and he acquired Argentine citizenship in 1923. He was a singer and composer considered as the most prominent figure in the history of tango. He died on June 24-1935, in Medellin, Colombia, in a tragic airplane crash, at the height of his career. Carlos Gardel was to become a mythical figure in “Porteño” history, a legend whose influence can still be felt amongst the people of Buenos Aires. : Carlos Gardel was to become a mythical figure in “Porteño” history, a legend whose influence can still be felt amongst the people of Buenos Aires. The so called "Babylon of the South" was to be mesmerized by the mystery of his unique, timeless voice and the familiar, gentlemanly figure which has become a familiar icon over the years. : The so called "Babylon of the South" was to be mesmerized by the mystery of his unique, timeless voice and the familiar, gentlemanly figure which has become a familiar icon over the years. No other character in Buenos Aires history enjoys the reverent offered to Carlos Gardel. : No other character in Buenos Aires history enjoys the reverent offered to Carlos Gardel. His friendly smile daily greets the millions of inhabitants of that great metropolis from the South. His face can be seen in press kiosks, buses and the cafés where the aroma of fresh coffee mixes with the humor, the thinking and the discussions that the people of Buenos Aires like to enjoy in these true temples of communication. Like an omnipresent guest, “Carlitos” is everywhere. He went on to grow up in Buenos Aires at a time when the city was going through rapid urban and social change. : He went on to grow up in Buenos Aires at a time when the city was going through rapid urban and social change. Transformed into a prototypical “Porteño” kid, the young "Francesito" very soon had to help with the family economy, which meant frequenting third-rate cafés where the air was thick with tobacco smoke, cheap gin ran freely and the patrons could be a little less than respectable. This kind of cafés often featured live appeareances by "payadores" or singers of rural origin who used to display their vocal style in boomtown circuses and taverns. From these primitive artists, Gardel learnt the basic principles of singing and guitar-playing. : Transformed into a prototypical “Porteño” kid, the young "Francesito" very soon had to help with the family economy, which meant frequenting third-rate cafés where the air was thick with tobacco smoke, cheap gin ran freely and the patrons could be a little less than respectable. This kind of cafés often featured live appeareances by "payadores" or singers of rural origin who used to display their vocal style in boomtown circuses and taverns. From these primitive artists, Gardel learnt the basic principles of singing and guitar-playing. Nicknamed the "Morocho del Abasto" after the district where he used to perform, little by little he began to be known all over Buenos Aires. : Nicknamed the "Morocho del Abasto" after the district where he used to perform, little by little he began to be known all over Buenos Aires. His personal sympathy and the magic of his very particular voice were the two key elements in his early success. Buenos Aires, a city which could be heartless and cruel, proved to be generous in the case of the charismatic young vocalist. : Buenos Aires, a city which could be heartless and cruel, proved to be generous in the case of the charismatic young vocalist. Which mystery lies between the mutual attraction between Gardel and the metropolis from the South?. : Which mystery lies between the mutual attraction between Gardel and the metropolis from the South?. This is an enigma of semi-mythological proportions which offers little if any answers. A hero in Buenos Aires, Gardel sailed back to his native Europe, : A hero in Buenos Aires, Gardel sailed back to his native Europe, where he first conquered Madrid before visiting Barcelona, the city in which he was crowned undisputed king of the Tango. In this Mediterranean town, he appeared regularly at the Goya and the Principal theatres. His Spanish success was only the first step before further acclaim on the stages of Paris and New York. The magic of Gardel's voice proved to be equally bewitching in all cultural environments. His presence, able to illuminate faces with joy, attracted the women like a magnet. His generous character became a legend. : The magic of Gardel's voice proved to be equally bewitching in all cultural environments. His presence, able to illuminate faces with joy, attracted the women like a magnet. His generous character became a legend. Luckily, motion pictures and records allow us to enjoy his personality today. : Luckily, motion pictures and records allow us to enjoy his personality today. So then, it's live the memory of the greatest of the “Porteño” legends,Carlos Gardel : So then, it's live the memory of the greatest of the “Porteño” legends,Carlos Gardel Music:“El dia que me quieras” -tango-, by Carlos Gardel : Music:“El dia que me quieras” -tango-, by Carlos Gardel Words since slide 3, from the book “Carlos Gardel En Imágenes” by Roberto Daus. © October/2007 E N D NEW ENGLISH VERSION - 2008

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