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 Paquita Bernardo

Paquita Bernardo

Birth
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death 14 Apr 1925 (aged 24)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Burial Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Plot Near the Panteon de los Boxeadores
Memorial ID 6926989 · View Source
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Tango composer, orchestra director, and bandoneon player. Paquita Bernardo (her original name was Francisca Bernardo) is one of the greatest tango legends, was the first and only bandoneon (which is similar to an accordion) woman player. In the 1920s, she had to overcome a lot of prejudices regarding the tango, a music considerated "sinful" by that time. One of her greatest fans was Carlos Gardel. Sadly, she died suddently at 24 years old at the peak of her popularity, before she could record any albums. She composed 15 tangos like "Soñando," "Floreal," and "La Enmascarada."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: 380W
  • Added: 14 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6926989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Paquita Bernardo (1 May 1900–14 Apr 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6926989, citing Cementerio de la Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina ; Maintained by Find A Grave .