Agustin Magaldi was a tango and milonga singer. His nickname was The sentimental voice of Buenos Aires.
Agustin Magaldi is portrayed in the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Broadway musical Evita. In the musical Magaldi is depicted as bringing Eva to Buenos Aires and is therefore referred to as "the first man to be of use to Eva Duarte" or as her brother puts it in the musical "Why don't you be the man who discovered her, you'll never be remembered for your voice.".
There is some disagreement, however, about the role Magaldi played in Eva's life. For example, in the biography Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron biographers Marysa Navarro and Nicholas Fraser write that there are no records of Magaldi performing in Eva's hometown of Junin in the year that Eva is said to have met Magaldi.
The film industry in Argentina: an illustrated cultural history
Frommer's Buenos Aires
Agustin Magaldi biography
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