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Music to listen: Modern Tango


    Adriana Varela – Mas Tango  ➜
Adriana Varela - Mas Tango

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
Music to listen in listed albums
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Low, gritty, expressive voice of Adriana Varela is easy to recognize and hard to forget. She is an icon of tango cancion with many, many great albums to her name. This album consists of the classical tango songs.

  Ariel Ardit – Doble  ➜
Ariel Ardit - Doble

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
Music to listen in listed albums
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I asked several tango musicians who are the most interesting and original modern tango singers. The responses had one name in common – Ariel Ardit. He also appeared on El Arranque’s early recordings.


    El Arranque: “Clasicos” and “Cabulero”  ➜
El Arranque - ClasicosEl Arranque - Cabulero

March 2nd, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
Music to listen in listed albums
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El Arranque under the direction of Ignacio Varchauski were in the very beginning of tango revival in the 1990s. Ignacio Varchauski (bass) was originally a jazz musician, who took an active interest in his native tango when very few young Argentine musicians were interested in it or knew how to play it. Alfredo Gobbi (violinist, orchestra  Read more…


    “Tango”, original soundtrack  ➜
Tango - original soundtrack

February 28th, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
Music to dance, to listen in listed albums
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The soundtrack to Carlos Saura’s famous Tango has traditional and experimental tango pieces by the orchestra under direction of Lalo Schiffrin. Two tracks with great guest artists – Horacio Salgan and Juanjo Dominguez (great recording of Nostalgias on guitar)


    Juanjo Dominguez & Cuarteto “Corazon Guitarrero”, “Mis tangos preferidos”  ➜
Juanjo Dominguez - Corazon GuitarreroJuanjo Dominguez - Mis tangos preferidos Vol. 2

February 27th, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
Music to listen in listed albums
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Juanjo Dominguez is the most revered Argentine guitarist alive. He recorded quite a few tango albums, as well as the album of Argentine and Latin American folk. Mi Tango Preferidos (here I featured only the 2nd volume) are tangos, some modern. Check out the last track Afiches.


    Luis Borda – soundtrack to “12 Tangos: Adios Buenos Aires”  ➜
12 Tangos - Adios Buenos Aires

February 27th, 2013
Genre(s): Argentine Tango, Modern Tango
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The first time I heard the soundtrack of 12 tangos: Adios Buenos Aires I started pining to have it for my collection. The tracks are super-cool – the tango of the 21st century at its best. Just listen to Milonga de mis amores with a horn section and percussion, Sur sung by Lidia Borda or  Read more…

Joe Powers, chromatic harmonica: seduced by the tango  ➜

February 25th, 2013
Genre(s): Modern Tango
Music to dance, to listen
Artist: Published as: notes about tango.   

Joe Powers Joe Powers is very charismatic and very talented harmonica player (chromatic harmonica). He completed many tours in France, Germany and Japan. In 2008 Joe won a prestigious Crystal Harmonica Award (Classical division) in Belgium (2008). Joe plays a wide variety of music – blues, classical, Japanese folk. And, yes, Argentine tango. Joe is a  Read more…