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Notes About Tango

Mariano Mores: the great tango composer of the 20th century. Tango Gricel  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - music.

Mariano Mores – audio Mariano Mores was born in 1920. He still performs – at 90! His showy performance style has its detractors, but what is undisputable that he is one of the greatest tango composers of the 20th century on. Mariano Mores wrote several tangos with lyrics by Jose Maria Contursi. Contursi’s lyrics pored  Read more…

Orquesta Escuela de Tango (OET) – interviews with Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - music.

OET (Training Orquestra of Tango) was created in 2000 with the objective of forming the young musicians within instrumental practices recovered from the orchestral experiences of Typical Orchestras of the Golden Age. From its very beginning, this Orchestra was directed by one of the greatest  composers and arrangers of tango history, the bandoneonist and violinist  Read more…

Si Sos Brujo: the interview with Caroline Neal, the director of the award-winning documentary  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: movies, notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - music.

Si Sos Brujos – audio 1. Si Sos Brujos – audio 2. Si Sos Brujos – audio 3. Si Sos Brujo is the great documentary. It is about the preservation of great traditions of the Argentine tango music and the visionary leadership. Si Sos Brujo traces the organization of Orquesta Escuela de Tango or Training  Read more…

Impressions of Tango class with Tete and Silvia after The Tango Magic festival in Seattle  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: articles, notes about tango.   Subject(s): tango - dance.

by Leonardo Krause Leonard Krause lives in Eugine, Oregon. I have never met him in person (I hope, some day I will), but he listened to my podcasts and some of them inspired him to write his own impressions. This impromptu essay came to me in email on August 3, 2008.  Reprinted with Leonard’s permission.  Read more…

Tete and Silvia  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   

Tete and Silvia – audio 1. Tete and Silvia – audio 2. Tete is one of the last milongueros of the great Golden Age of tango. He has been dancing tango for almost 60 years. His philosophy and style of dancing are not the only reasons why he is considered such an iconic figure in  Read more…

Interview with Brian Winter, the author of "Long After Midnight at the Nino Bien"  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Published as: books, notes about tango.   Subject(s): Argentina, tango.

Brian Winter – audio 1. Brian Winter – audio 2. Brian Winter, a 22-year-old Texan, wanted to get a life experience before getting his first real job. To fulfill his goal, he moved to Argentina in 2000. That very year Argentina slipped into the worst economic crisis, when everything stagnated except for… the Buenos Aires  Read more…

Fancy that: saxaphone in tango!  ➜

February 26th, 2013
Genre(s): Tango Fusion
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Saxaphone in tango – audio Argentine tango on saxophones – who could imagine that it can sound so great? The selection of modern musicians include this traditional jazz instrument into the old and modern Argentine tango. This episode is an edit of the live radio show Tango Tales on Portsmouth Community Radio, 09.06.08. Mentioned :  Read more…

The death of a pinch  ➜

February 25th, 2013
Published as: notes about tango.   Subject(s): Argentina.

Death of pinch – audio. Before the Argentine men perfected the art of piropo (compliment), they frequently used pinching as a part of their courting arsenal. Mercifully, the custom died in the yearly 1940s. Ruth and Leonard Greenup, a pair of the American journalists, witnessed the demise of a pinch. Pretty funny story (if you  Read more…

Interview with singer Maria Volonte, a winner of Gardel Prize and Latin Grammy nominee  ➜

February 25th, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
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Maria Volonte – audio. Maria Volonte became a tango singer in the early 80s, almost by accident. Currently she is one of the best known tango singers in Argentina: in 2007 she was inducted into Tango Hall of Fame. Her previous album Fuimos was awarded Gardel Prize and nominated for Latin Grammy in USA. Currently  Read more…

Pablo Aslan: stretching the boundaries of Argentine tango. Interview.  ➜

February 25th, 2013
Genre(s): Tango Jazz
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Artist: Published as: notes about tango.   

Interview with P. Aslan – audio. It is difficult to put a single label on Pablo Aslan. In short, he is a jazz and tango musician who plays the double bass and lives in New York. But he is also a serious tango historian, a skilled musical coach of Argentine tango, an engaging lecturer and  Read more…