Todo el mundo al Marabú


Technical Specifications


Todo el mundo al Marabú


Daniel Tonelli - Marcelo Turrisi


The Argentine Tango Society

Production Coordination:

Silvina Damiani








40 minutes


A year before the inauguration of the Buenos Aires obelisk, the Marabú - symbol of the night of Buenos Aires and the most prominent cabarets in the area - opened its doors. Owner of an unparalleled atmosphere and a mystique that grew over time, the Marabú was frequented by artists, athletes, politicians, pawns and "bacanos", the Marabú was the stage where on July 1, 1937 debuted the Aníbal Troilo orchestra, along with the voice of Francisco Fiorentino..

The Argentine Tango Society presents its new documentary production, "Todo el mundo al Marabú", made by Daniel Tonelli and Marcelo Turrisi, with the coordination of Silvina Damiani..

A well-deserved recognition of a place that occupies an important place in the history of tango. Recognised as "the temple" of "Pichuco" and his orchestra, in Marabú played the most important formations of our citizen music: the orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli, Juan D'Arienzo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Alfredo De Angelis, Rodolfo Biagi, Armando Pontier, Florindo Sassone, among others, and the voices of Alberto Podestá, Roberto Rufino, Julio Sosa, Roberto Goyeneche, Edmundo Rivero, and much more. The testimonies follow one another and the anecdotes emerge, like the story of the birth of the unforgettable tango "How two strangers", which José María Contursi composed inspired by the story of a broken love, starring a young man and a girl from the cabaret at the end of the decade of '30; the memory of the players of "the Machine" of River who attended to listen to the orchestra of Troilo and of many other famous habitats; the fights between the followers of the typical orchestras and the followers of the Jazz bands. And more recent and surprising anecdotes, such as the tumultuous performance of Hugo del Carril, during the dark period of the military dictatorship, and the debut of Soda Stereo on the Marabú stage, sharing the show with Los Abuelos de la Nada, Virus y Los Twists, in the year 1982. An endless number of stories that make up the history of an emblematic place, which dressed as Tango with capital letters during the glorious era of the decades of the '30s,' 40s and '50s and that, then from some periods of silence, today it is reborn again by the new orchestras and the young dancers who currently liven up the night of the milongas that once again brighten the mythical venue.