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September 3, 2015 to September 6, 2015

The Mainz Wine Market in the Romantic City Park - September 3rd to 6th, 2015

Once a year, during the last week of August and the first weekend in September, anyone and everyone who produces, sells or just enjoys wine in the region takes part in a get-together in Mainz’s Stadtpark (city park).

September 16, 2015 to September 27, 2015

Visit #Mendoza and enjoy the passion of #tango from 16th to 27th of September.

More than 60 wineries, theaters and heritage sites will held the 2015 festival of “Tango by the wine roads”. 

This new edition will honor the great Carlos Gardel, the “Zorzal criollo”, singer, composer, actor; the best known representative of the genus in the history of tango, on the 80 anniversary of his death.

Enjoy the last record and worldwide known “Por una cabeza” by Carlos Gardel.

The Festival will tribute also to the “Luis Astrudillo Orchestra”, who contributed to the development the tango identity of Mendoza.

At #Mendoza this September you will be delight with a series of live tango concerts with great singers and dancers, joined by a glass of great #malbec.

 

CARLOS GARDEL (1890 – 1935)

He was a french-argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor: the most prominent figure in the history of tango. Gardel's baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics made masterpieces of his hundreds of tango recordings. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.

For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style.

 

CAREER

Gardel began his singing career in bars and at private parties.

Once he succeeded in Argentina, he went on tour through Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Colombia, as well as making appearances in Paris, New York, Barcelona and Madrid.

As his popularity grew, he made a number of films for Paramount in France and the U.S.

Gardel died in an airplane crash at the pinnacle of his career, becoming an archetypal tragic hero in Latin America.

Many years after his “golden era” the Gardel legacy continues to enchant with their passion and soul of their tango pieces. Even Hollywood pays tribute in several movies.

Let´s enjoy this is “Por una cabeza” version of Al Pacino´s “Scent of a Woman” movie (1992)

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