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Osvaldo Peredo (musician)

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Osvaldo J. Peredo
Boedo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died24 January 2022

Osvaldo J. Peredo (1930 – 24 January 2022) was an Argentine tango singer. He was a follower of Carlos Gardel.[1] He is credited with the renaissance of the tango in Argentina.[2]



Peredo was born in 1930 in Boedo, a traditional neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Beginning when he was 17, he played football at Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro. Peredo first had a job working in a jewelry factory and then working for the National Meteorological Service. He was good enough at football to be selected to play for Barranquilla Fútbol Club in Colombia. There he fell in love with the music of Carlos Gardel and began his musical career.[3] He sang throughout Colombia and Venezuela before returning to Argentina.[1] In the 21st century he received widespread acclaim for his performances at El Boliche de Roberto.[4]

Peredo died on 24 January 2022, at the age of 91.[5]


  • 2014 - Outstanding Personality of the Culture of the City of Buenos Aires [6]

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Apicella, Mauro (8 December 2017). "Osvaldo Peredo, un alumno eterno de Gardel". La Nación (in Spanish). Argentine. Archived from the original on 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ ""Antes éramos todos cantores de esquina y jugadores de potrero"" (in Spanish). Nos Digital. 24 June 2013. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Osvaldo Peredo: "El tango son las cosas que nos pasan y hay que contarlas como son"" (in Spanish). Télam. 29 December 2016. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ Castro, Juan Manuel (December 2009). ""El tango es una obra de teatro"" (in Spanish). El Abasto. Archived from the original on 11 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Murió a los 91 años el cantor Osvaldo Peredo, un hombre de la bohemia tanguera", Ámbito Financiero, 24 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Agenda de actividades del 22 al 26 de septiembre". La Posta Capital (in Spanish). 22 September 2014. Archived from the original on 31 March 2020.