ARGENTINA TANGO – Argentine exhibit pays tribute to female tango pioneers

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Seven female tango pioneers of the early 20th century – singers, instrumentalists, composers and actresses who left their mark on that musical genre and achieved legendary status – are now being honored in an exhibition at the Carlos Gardel House Museum in Argentina’s capital.

Musical stars known for their album recordings and film and radio performances, they won the admiration of the public and the respect of their peers and carved out a space in the arts, “something difficult to do at that time,” the museum’s director, Gabriel Soria, told Efe.