1905, August 24 – birth of RICARDO MALERBA

Leader, Composer, Bandoneonist (Virgo) – while still a young boy he forms an orchestra with his brothers; Alfredo on piano, Carlos on violin….they played in the local cinemas earning one peso a day…in 1927 a break came when they were invited by Catulo Castillo to join his orchestra on a tour of Europe where the brothers ended up staying for quite a few years….             

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In Portugal his brother Carlos suddenly gets ill and dies…his brother Alfredo returns to Buenos Aires where he eventually marries the singer Libertad Lamarque. As a star on Radio Belgrano, he stayed for over 20 years. Among 43 recordings he had two great hits “Gitana Rusa” and “Remembranza”. As a composer two of his creations “Embrujamento” (bewitching) and “La Piba de los Jasmines” (the girl from the jasmin grove) remain popular in milongas and performances today.

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  • CLICK HERE –  http://tiny.cc/RMalerba to hear his orchestra play one of his own compositions “Embrujamento” (bewitching) with lyrics by Manuel Ferradás Campos
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