March 28th, 1897

Calendario Milonguero

Birth in Montevideo of GERARDO MATOS RODRÍGUEZ. Journalist and amateur pianist.  He composes the most universal tango: LA CUMPARSITA. He had composed it for a parade during the 1916 Carnival season. Roberto Firpo made ​​substantial arrangements to the original version. This tango acquired fame in 1924 when a change of the original lyrics took place and Carlos Gardel included it in his repertoire.

♫ LA CUMPARSITA. Aníbal Troilo (1944)

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