Carlos Gardel Style

Carlos Gardel (11 December 1887/18901 – 24 June 1935 Medell??n, Colombia) was perhaps the most prominent figure in the history of tango. Although his birthplace is in doubt, Argentina was his home from childhood, and he acquired Argentine citizenship in 1923. He grew up in the Abasto neigbourhood, where was located the Central Market of Fruits and Vegetables, an enormous art-deco styled building, which today is a shopping mall. He studied at the Pio IX Industrial high-school, which is still today functioning; located in the Almagro neigbourhood. He died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, creating the image of a tragic hero throughout Latin America. For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style that sprang from the barrios of Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the end of the 19th century. He is commonly referred as Carlitos” “The King of Tango” and ironically “El Mudo” (The Mute). “