Carlos Gardel: El Zorzal Criollo
Carlos Gardel es uno de figuras mÃÂ¡s importantes en la cultura latinoamericana. El popularizÃÂ³ Tango, un tipo de la mÃÂºsica anteriormente sÃÂ³lo escuchÃÂ³ por la clase mÃÂ¡s baja. Gardel era tambiÃÂ©n el primer de cantarlo. Antes de su carrera, era sÃÂ³lo un La forma de instumental de la mÃÂºsica; no vocal fueron utilizados jamÃÂ¡s.
It is thought that Carlos Gardel was born Charles Romuald GardÃÂ¨s on Dec. 11, 1980 in Toulouse, France to Paul Lasserre (1866-1921) and Berthe Gardes (1865-1943), although some other sources suggest TacuarembÃÂ³, Uruguay. It is undisputed, however, that he moved to Buenos Aires with his mother Berthe Gardes, in 1893. "He later changed the spelling of his name and became an Argentinian citizen in 1923." His mother brought him to Argentina when he was about 2 years old. Growing up, he was very poor.
Gardel has began his career singing in bars and parties.
In 1913 he formed a duet with JosÃÂ© Razzano (which would last until 1925), singing a wide variety of folk songs. "They recorded a total of 770 theme, including 514 tangos"
Gardel put his own unique spin on tango music by inventing the tango-song, with his 1917 hit "Mi Noche Triste." The introduction of lyrics into the tango- formerly an instrumental genre- set a new trend and eventually turned Gardel into the most important singer of his time. The now-sung tango used Argentine urban slang (lunfardo) to describe everyday common people's struggles and emotions like, a lover's misery at finding out he's been betrayed by his beloved one, bragging about his macho exploits, and to portray in great detail, with a mixture of melancholy and pride, the daily life of his "home town", the city of Buenos Aires.
Gardel's popularity grew steadily during the first part of...