Archive for April 10th, 2011


After having enjoyed a twenty year long career as a popular tango singer, Carlos Yanel did an unusual thing in 1975, he changed his stage name to “Siro San Roman”…he had just returned from a long stay in Europe where his resounding success included having been the first Argentinean to have recorded tangos in the Soviet Union but now he had changed his style, he was now also a bolero and international pop singer…he was to have resounding success under both stage names including a long tours of Europe and the Orient…he was a regular on several popular Argentinean soaps and he starred in two films “Patafupete” in 1967 and “Matrimonio a la Argentina” in 1968…he was known as “el cantor con la voz de angel y nombre de santo” (the singer with the voice of an angel and the name of a saint)…Siro San Roman was born August 20, 1931 (Leo) in Rosario, Argentina where he began singing as a young man in the local cafes…


His professional debut began at the age of twenty-one with the Jose Sala Orchestra in Buenos Aires where their engagements included performances on the renown Radio Belgrano; with Jose Sala he made his first recording, “Oracion Rante” on one side and “Larimas” on the other which were modest hits but did much to further his fame…he appeared on the legendary “Glostora Tango Club” on Radio El Mundo and at the acclaimed Cabaret Maipu Pigall…alongside the fascinating Ruth Durate he sang with the Hector Maria Artola Orchestra…in 1957 he got his first major break when he was recruited by the renown Alfredo Gobbi Orchestra with whom he recorded one hit “Reflexionemos”…he opened his own night club “La Nostalgia Esta de Moda” through which he produced several popular traveling shows…a highlight of his career occurred in 2003 when he toured with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to great acclaim….among his other successful ventures were the founding of a school for young aspiring singers and the recording of  a CD with the legendary Color Tango in 2005