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Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel (11 December 1887/18901 - 24 June 1935 Medellín, Colombia) was raised in Argentina, where he spent most of his life and acquired Argentine citizenship in 1923. He was an enormously popular tango singer during the inter-war years, and his birth-place has been largely disputed. His death, in an airplane crash at the height of his career, created an image of a tragic hero on both shores of the Río de la Plata. For many music fans, Gardel embodies the soul of Tango, a musical form and dance which evolved in the barrios of Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the end of the 19th century.