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Mercedes Simone, “The Lady of Tango”

Something less remembered than other tango singers of his time, Mercedes Simone knew how to win the title of “La
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Mercedes Simone supo ganarse el título de “La dama del tango”.
02 October, 2019

Known as “La dama del tango”, Mercedes Simoneis considered the largest female figure in the tango and the milonga. With his mezzo-soprano voice and rhythm management, he seduced Buenos Aires. It emerged in the mid-twenties, when the music scene was dominated by men.

Mercedes Simone was, for many, the most important female voice that gave the tango. Unfortunately, very few of his recordings have reappeared on CD. Nor are they easy to watch the films in which he had a significant participation.

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