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Argentine Tango School

Ricardo Malerba. Argentine Music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

Malerba, Ricardo

Y su Orquesta Típica
Bandoneonist, leader and composer
(24 August 1905 – 29 June 1974)

e was lucky to live, in his beginnings, in the tango ambience of the late twenties, to travel to Europe and take part of a bohemia that shaped him artistically. His orchestra was known either for the quality of its sound or the swinging attributes of its rhythm. He started gigging with a group lined-up with his brothers, the bandoneon was played by Ricardo, on piano was Alfredo and on violin, Carlos. Their stints were at cinema theaters in the local neighborhoods. They earned one peso a day. Learn more at

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