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Alternative tango: crowd pleasers

Listing of alternative tango favorites

Found Tango


    Calexico – Quattro (Gotan Project Remix)  ➜

March 4th, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, Found Tango
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TRACK: Calexico – Quattro (Gotan Project Remix) Calexico appears on several albums by Gotan Project. Unfortunately, this energetic piece with great lyrics, did not make to any of them. PITY! One of my all-time favorites for dancing (a bit long, although).


  Roy Clarke – Yesterday When I Was Young  ➜
Roy Clarke - Yesterday When I Was Young
Roy Clarke - Yesterday When I Was Young

March 3rd, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, Found Tango
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TRACK: Roy Clarke – Yesterday When I Was Young Great piece for the last tanda.


  New (tango) take on old European pop tunes  ➜
Quadro Nuevo-L'ete Indien
Quadro Nuevo-L'ete Indien
Patricia Kaas - If You Go Away
Patricia Kaas - If You Go Away
Liata - Amapola
Liata - Amapola

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, Found Tango
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American Trio Liata produced an album of old European ballads in the early 2000s (look them up on Amazon). One of them is 1923 song Amapola. Beautiful. TRACK: Liata – Amapola French pop diva Patricia Kaas recorded this French chancon from the 1960s or 70s. I believe, originally it was written and performed by Jaque  Read more…


  Juan Carlos Caceres – En Paris Llueve Mas  ➜

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, Found Tango
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A nostalgic song about watching the rain in Paris, which reminded Caceres his native Buenos Aires. Great for the end of milonga. Released in album Luchando. TRACK: Juan Carlos Caceres-En Paris Llueve Mas

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World Tango


  World tango for the dance floor  ➜
mood area 52-La Paloma
mood area 52-La Paloma
Orientango - Last Tango In Paris
Orientango - Last Tango In Paris
Orientango - Tango
Orientango - Tango
Quadro Nuevo - Arriverderci Roma
Quadro Nuevo - Arriverderci Roma
Quadro Nuevo - Tango Del Mare
Quadro Nuevo - Tango Del Mare
Tango Enrosque - Subitango
Tango Enrosque - Subitango
Tango No. 9-Oh, These Dark Eyes (Tango a La Russe)
Tango No. 9-Oh, These Dark Eyes (Tango a La Russe)
Tango Orkesteri Unto - Satumaa (Dreamland)
Tango Orkesteri Unto - Satumaa (Dreamland)
Zbigniew Preisner - Trois Couleurs- Blanc - Morning At The Hotel
Zbigniew Preisner - Trois Couleurs- Blanc - Morning At The Hotel

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, World Tango
Music to dance in listed tracks

Zbigniew Preisner’s compositions from the soundtrack to Trois Couleurs has been popular for a long time. Satummaa is a classic Finish tango from the 1940s. It is essentially is the second national hymn of Finland. Oh These Dark Eyes is a classic of Russian tango, popular all over the world. This version, recorded by Tango  Read more…


  Quintango – Historia De Un Amor  ➜

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, World Tango
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The old French pop piece, reinvented as tango by the Canadian musicians from Quintango. Quintango – Historia De Un Amor


    Mandragora Tango “Barrio Longfellow”  ➜
Mandragora Tango Orchestra - Barrio Longfellow

February 27th, 2013
Genre(s): Alternative Tango, World Tango
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Cool new release from Mandragora Tango Orchestra and its fearless leader Bob Barns. This album can be filed under “World Music”, because label “Tango” ¬†or “Latin” does not fit at all. The definition becomes even more complex, because this time Mandragora added the instruments typical for rock genre. I note it because I liked the  Read more…

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