There is no way you can get in and out of Buenos Aires without bumping into Carlos Gardel. Not in the flesh of course because he died in 1935 but through a song you hear on the radio, the humming of the man next to you in the colectivo, on a mural in a park somewhere or any other way people could think up to commemorate him.

‘Carlito’ is the king of tango and always will be according to everyone who has but a slight opinion about the subject; ‘his baritone voice embodies the true essence of tango and can never be surpassed’.

Somebody at the AMAUTA Spanish School in Buenos Aires said something about a school trip involving Tango and therefore I registered to come along. Before coming to Buenos Aires I didn’t know much about him or tango in general so I had become very curious.

Carlos Gardel and the vibe of tango in Buenos Aires
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