Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès)> in Toulouse, France on December 11, 1890> and died June 24, 1935 in a plane crash near Medellin in Colombia, is a tango singer-songwriter , and an actor. He is regarded as the most important figure of the tango of the first half of the XX century. His work and his voice have been classified as UNESCO's Memory of the World since 2003>
At the age of two, he emigrated with his mother to Argentina in Buenos Aires and grew up in Buenos Aires in an area between the neighborhoods of Almagro and Balvanera, where was the famous Abasto>, central market of fruits and vegetables. vegetables, whose building art deco style has been preserved until today, converted into a shopping center.
Created in 1893, the area will become a place where mainly immigrants, brothels, conventillos (family and poor buildings), cantinas (bistrots), and theaters will be concentrated. The Abasto is considered as one of the most tangueros districts for a long time.
From 1902, Gardel began to be noticed in this neighborhood as a great performer of tango.