Argentine Tango School

"Charamusca" by Francisco Canaro y su Orquesta Típica, 1934.

"Charamusca", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

Francisco Canaro

Musician, violinist, leader and composer. (26 November 1888 - 14 December 1964)

His life runs parallel to the history of Tango: starting in the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, moving up the social ladder, eventually achieving worldwide recognition.

His passion for music began in his childhood.

He decided that he wanted the music to be his profession, formed a trio, and went to play in a brothel in the town of “Ranchos”, eighty miles south of Buenos Aires, in 1906.

Canaro helped Tango to find its way to complete acceptance by all the sectors of Buenos Aires society, being the first Tango musician to play at the private parties celebrated in the houses of some of the most prominent upper-class families of Buenos Aires.

As a composer, from his first tangos, we like to share "Charamusca".

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