H I S T O R Y


Marabú was a cabaret in the City of Buenos Aires that operated in the basement of an Italian palace-style building, located at 365 Maipú street, off Corrientes Avenue, between 1935 and the end of the 1980’s.

Created by Spanish immigrant Jorge Sales, it became one of the most traditional cabarets of the Buenos Aires night scene, where many of the leading exponents of tango, such as Aníbal Troilo, Carlos Di Sarli, Ángel Vargas and Ángel D’Agostino performed.

“El Marabú” was the stage where Aníbal Troilo and his orchestra made their debut on July 1, 1937, accompanied by singer Francisco Fiorentino.

his was actually the second orchestra led by Troilo, since his first group was a quintet, formed in 1927, which lasted hardly over a year. However, the impact of his presentation at Marabú was such that during subsequent tributes to “Pichuco”, this was considered the date of his orchestral debut.

In 1967, during a tribute at the Casacuberta Hall of San Martin Theater, he recalled the formation he played with at the Marabú, and played “La Tablada”, with the orchestral arrangement of those days..

Marabú was also the stage of his choice in 1940 for a presentation with Ástor Piazzola. After 30 years in the business, Marabú closed its doors to reopen, for a brief period, in May 1984. Osvaldo Pugliese made an appearance on the day of Marabú's reopening


The Argentine Tango Society has sponsored the purchase of the historic "Cabaret Marabu", saving it from bankruptcy.


Maipú 365, C.A.B.A. Argentina.

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