Alberto Mastra, Argentine Tango musician, singer and composer.

“Maldonado” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

“Maldonado” by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Rufino in vocals, 1943.

Alberto Mastra, Argentine Tango musician, singer and composer.

Alberto Mastra

Guitarist, singer and composer (9 November 1909 – 10 April 1976)

Mastra was born in the neighborhood of La Aguada of Montevideo and he spent his childhood on humble stages of Parque Rodó, then called Parque Urbano (Urban Park).

When he was a kid all occasions were good for him to sing. The public asked him and he agreed.

They call him Carusito and also El pequeño milagro (The little miracle).

His facet as an author needs to be highlighted.

His creations were soon included in the songbooks of the most important orchestras and singers.

Read more about Alberto Mastra at www.todotango.com

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“Cacareando” by Orquesta Típica Victor with Carlos Lafuente in vocals, 1933.

“Cacareando” by Orquesta Típica Victor with Carlos Lafuente in vocals, 1933.

Police notice sign.

The first milongueros

The names of the first Tango dancers milongueros are not in a book on the history of Tango but in police records.

In a newspaper from 1862, it is read that Daniel Molina, Feliciano Orsine, Rufino Olguín, and José Sandoval, with the women Catalina Barsolo and Francisca Díaz, were imprisoned at the police station for dancing with “cortes y quebradas”… which was forbidden.

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"Yo me llamo Eloy Peralta", vinyl disc Argentine Tango milonga

“Yo me llamo Eloy Peralta” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Echagüe in vocals, 1944.

“Yo me llamo Eloy Peralta” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Echagüe in vocals, 1944.

Jacinto Font

Lyricist and journalist (2 September 1892 – 15 April 1962)

His participation within journalism dates from the time of the first Buenos Aires newspapers in which he served as a theatrical and turf chronicler. 

He proudly wore a gold medal won in a turf forecasting contest.

His interests led him to write songs for plays, singing some of his tangos on stage.

From his work as a composer, we highlight “Yo me llamo Eloy Peralta”.

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