Jorge Luis Borges: blindness. Tango poetry.
Two segments about one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. The narration is accompanied by the tangos with Borges’s lyrics and the tangos written by his favorite composers.
Track 1: Blindness.
Borges wrote a lot about his life-long struggle with the inherited blindness and how I effected his perception of the world.
Track 2: Tango Poetry.
In the 1960s Piazzolla and Borges cooperated on the musical project. It produced a number of memorable milongas, such as Jancinto Chiclana. Also, Borges created man other poems dedicated to tango and wrote about the connection of early milonga poetry to the Argentine national character. The re-recording of this Borges-Piazzolla project I masterfully done by Daniel Binelli, Lito Cruz & Jairo.
Bernardo Monk makes a guest appearance on segment 2.
See the list of references below.
Translation of Jancinto Chiclana is from Planet Tango.
The video clip of Edmundo Rivero, a great tango baritone, singing Jacinto Chiclana
The destiny of Borges From an interview with Jorge Luis Borges, in Habitus 03, conducted in 1984 at the University of Buenos Aires