The Tango Singer

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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The Tango Singer

Bruno Cadogan has flown from New York to Buenos Aires in search of the elusive and legendary Julio Martel, a tango singer whose voice has never been recorded yet is said to be so beautiful it is almost supernatural. Bruno is increasingly drawn to the mystery of Martel and his strange and evocative performances in a series of apparently arbitrary sites around the city. As Bruno tries to find Martel, he begins to untangle the story of the singer's life, and to believe that Martel's increasingly rare performances map a dark labyrinth of the city's past.


Tomás Eloy Martínez is a journalist, a professor, and an award-winning and bestselling novelist whose books include Santa Evita and The Perón Novel. Born in Argentina in 1934, he lived in exile in Venezuela during the military dictatorship. He has lived in the United States since 1982 and is currently a professor and director of the Latin American Program at Rutgers University. He was shortlisted for the 2005 International Man Booker Prize.


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January 1 - 7, 2024

Destination: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Once upon a tango...

Discover the highlights of Buenos Aires as lived through the pages of The Tango Singer. Stay in a 5-Star hotel in the center of the city where you will be taken on an adventure of tango shows, wine tasting, gastronomy, and spa experiences in addition to unique tours of the city. Prices for this 7 day, 6 night Stories Alive adventure start at $4,000 per person, excluding airfare. This does provide you with your own room. Meals are included.


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