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Tango Tales: all about Argentine tango

12 Tangos: Adios Buenos Aires - documentary. Interview with Arne Birkenstock, director

Apr 10 2009
"Tango is a child of crisis", - wrote Sonia Abadi, an astute observer of the Buenos Aires tango scene. "12 Tangos: Adios Buenos Aires" is a documentary about economic crisis, despair, resourcefulness and reverse Argentine emigration. It is told with twelve modern and classic tangos. The director Arne Birkenstock (Cologne, Germany) has a long-running "love affair" with the Argentine tango and the deep interest in Argentina. He talks about the events which inspired his documentary and the people who appeared in it. Music Director: Luis Borda. Choreographer: Gillermina Quiroga.

Joe Powers, chromatic harmonica: seduced by the tango

Feb 15 2009
Joe Powers is a harmonica player from West Coast, USA. He is a winner of Crystal Harmonica Award (Belgium, 2008). While studing dance in Buenos Aires, he found the recordings of Hugo Diaz. Diaz was an inspiration to play tango on harmonica. Powers plays like somebody who is intimately familiar with both - dance and music of the tango. In 2007 he released his first tango CD Amor de Tango, recorded with the top-notch Argentine musicians.

Interview with Valorie Hart and Alberto Paz, the authors of Gotta Tango

Jan 30 2009
Alberto and Valorie wrote a definitive reference book on structure of the Argentine tango. In this show we chat about tango origins, its structure as it is danced socially today and the cultural differences in attitudes towards learning tango. MORE INFO: http://www.tangotales.com/gotta-tango/

(2/2) Influencing young Piazzolla: the musical diversity which created the genius

Dec 25 2008
(2/2) Astor Piazzolla is still the best known tango composer and musician in the world. Largely, the cosmopolitan sound of the tango nuevo which he started stems from his early exposure to the wide variety of music - from the European classical to the American jazz. The two-part show is dedicated to Piazzolla's formative years and the diverse musicians he learned from.

(1/2) Influencing young Piazzolla: the musical diversity which created the genius

Dec 25 2008
(1/2) Astor Piazzolla is still the best known tango composer and musician in the world. Largely, the cosmopolitan sound of the tango nuevo which he started stems from his early exposure to the wide variety of music - from the European classical to the American jazz. The two-part show is dedicated to Piazzolla's formative years and the diverse musicians he learned from. MORE INFO: http://www.tangotales.com/young-piazzolla/

Doctor Rene Favaloro: doctor, inventor, humanist

Nov 15 2008
Argentine doctor Rene Favaloro, a larger-than-life figure, invented the coronary by-pass procedure. His life was both passionate and tragic. Max Valentunizzi shared his memories of this wonderful man. Max is an amateur tango musician and a bio-engineering scientist from Tucuman, Argentina. He worked with Dr. Favaloro for many years. MORE INFO: http://www.tangotales.com/doctor-rene-favaloro/

Pablo Aslan (Avantango): stretching the boundaries of tango. Interview.

Nov 15 2008
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 (Argentine tango), an engaging lecturer and a keen observer of his audiences - dancers and listeners. MORE INFO: http://www.tangotales.com/pablo-aslan/

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

Oct 25 2008
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 she divides her residence between Buenos Aires and San Francisco. Interview was recorded via phone on October 3, 2008. MORE INFO: http://www.tangotales.com/maria-volonte/

The death of a pinch

Oct 11 2008
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 are not the one to be pinched). MORE INFO: http://www.tangotales.com/death-of-pinch/

Fancy that: saxaphone in tango!

Sep 6 2008
Sax in tango? It does sound lovely! DCote sax quartet, Julian Vat, Bernardo Monk, Pablo Aslan and, of course, great Argentine master Gato Barbieri. Edited from the live show Tango Tales on Portsmouth Community Radio, Portsmouth, NH, USA. MORE INFO: http://www.tangotales.com/saxaphone-in-tango/

(1/2) Interview with Brian Winter, the author of Long After Midnight at the Nino Bien

Jul 26 2008
Brian Winter lived in Argentina from 2000 until 2004. He became heavily addicted to tango dancing and to the boozy, politically incorrect milongas of Buenos Aires. But his book is not so much about his personal (mis)adventures, as about the past and present of Argentina and tango. MORE INFO: www.tangotales.com/archive/BrianWinter.htm

(2/2) Interview with Brian Winter, the author of Long After Midnight at the Nino Bien

Jul 24 2008
Brian Winter lived in Argentina from 2000 until 2004. He became heavily addicted to tango dancing and to boozy, outrageously politically incorrect milongas of Buenos Aires. But his book is more than account of his personal (mis)adventures. It is largely about the past and present of Argentina and tango. MORE INFO: www.tangotales.com/archive/BrianWinter.htm

(1/2) Tete and Silvia

Jun 14 2008
Pedro TETE Rusconi is one of the last milongueros of tango's Golden Age. He has been dancing tango for almost 60 years. His personality and style of dancing are unique and iconic. Silvia Ceriani, a writer and an artist, has been Tete's teaching partner since 1995. Her personal tango journey is fascinating. Interview with Tete, Silvia and Daniel Tonelli, the director of the documentary about Tete.

(2/2) Tete and Silvia

Jun 14 2008
Pedro TETE Rusconi is one of the last milongueros of tango's Golden Age. He has been dancing tango for almost 60 years. His personality and style of dancing are unique and iconic. Silvia Ceriani, a writer and an artist, has been Tete's teaching partner since 1995. Her personal tango journey is fascinating. Interview with Tete, Silvia and Daniel Tonelli, the director of the documentary about Tete.

(1/3)Si Sos Brujo: the interview with Caroline Neal, the director of the award-winning documentary

May 15 2008
Orquesta Escuela de Tango (Training Orquestra of Tango) is a result of very determined efforts by very charismatic group of musicians. Caroline Neal's award-winning documentary Si Sos Brujo (If You Know Magic) records the birth of the orchestra. Caroline Neal talks about the near-death period of Argentine tango, its renaissance, tango preservation projects in Argentina, Orquesta Esquela de Tango, El Arranque, Emilio Balcarce, Ignacio Varchauski, Nestor Marconi, Horacio Salgan and Alfredo Gobbi. And, yes, there is the love story there, too!

(2/3)Si Sos Brujo: the interview with Caroline Neal, the director of the award-winning documentary

May 15 2008
Orquesta Escuela de Tango (Training Orquestra of Tango) is a result of very determined efforts by very charismatic group of musicians. Caroline Neal's award-winning documentary Si Sos Brujo (If You Know Magic) records the birth of the orchestra. Caroline Neal talks about the near-death period of Argentine tango, its renaissance, tango preservation projects in Argentina, Orquesta Esquela de Tango, El Arranque, Emilio Balcarce, Ignacio Varchauski, Nestor Marconi, Horacio Salgan and Alfredo Gobbi. And, yes, there is the love story there, too! MORE INFO: www.tangotales.com/si-sos-brujo/

(3/3)Si Sos Brujo: the interview with Caroline Neal, the director of the award-winning documentary

May 15 2008
Orquesta Escuela de Tango (Training Orquestra of Tango) is a result of very determined efforts by very charismatic group of musicians. Caroline Neal's award-winning documentary Si Sos Brujo (If You Know Magic) records the birth of the orchestra. Caroline Neal talks about the near-death period of Argentine tango, its renaissance, tango preservation projects in Argentina, Orquesta Esquela de Tango, El Arranque, Emilio Balcarce, Ignacio Varchauski, Nestor Marconi, Horacio Salgan and Alfredo Gobbi. And, yes, there is the love story there, too!

(1/1)Mariano Mores: the great tango composer of the 20th century. Tango Gricel

Apr 25 2008
Mariano Mores was born in 1920. He still performes - at 90! His showy style has its detractors, but, indisputably, he is one of the greatest tango composers of the 20th century. Mariano Mores wrote several tangos with lyrics by Jose Maria Contursi. Contursi's lyrics pored straight out of his broken heart. One of them, Gricel, is dedicated to the woman he loved for almost 4 decades. MORE INFO: www.tangotales.com/mariano-mores/

(1/1)The Golden Age of Argentine tango

Apr 13 2008
What kind of music was played at milongas of Golden Age - recorded or live, tango only or mixed? Tango purists, be prepared for some surprises! What kind of people went to milongas? What was tango fashion? How Juan Carlos Copes, the tango dancer of the century, started his spectacular career? You will hear it all. MORE INFO: www.tangotales.com/golden-age/

(1/3)Guitar in tango. Great tango guitarists.

Mar 15 2008
Guitar was the first instrument of tango. I talked to the Argentine guitar master Francisco Pancho Nararro about the role of his instrument in tango and the best tango guitarists of the past and present. The show features three of the masters named by Navarro - Roberto Grela, Juanjo Dominguez and Cacho Tirao.

(2/3)Guitar in tango. Great tango guitarists.

Mar 15 2008
Guitar was the first instrument of tango. I talked to the Argentine guitar master Francisco Pancho Nararro about the role of his instrument in tango and the best tango guitarists of the past and present. The show features three of the masters named by Navarro - Roberto Grela, Juanjo Dominguez and Cacho Tirao. MORE INFO: www.tangotales.com/navarro/

(3/3)Guitar in tango. Great tango guitarists.

Mar 15 2008
Guitar was the first instrument of tango. I talked to the Argentine guitar master Francisco Pancho Nararro about the role of his instrument in tango and the best tango guitarists of the past and present. The show features three of the masters named by Navarro - Roberto Grela, Juanjo Dominguez and Cacho Tirao. MORE INFO: www.tangotales.com/navarro/

(1/2) Guitar virtuoso Francisco Pancho Navarro

Mar 2 2008
(1/2) An Argentine-born guitarist performed and recorded with many stars - from Placido Domingo to Rolling Stones. The soundtrack to the movie Frida, where he plays almost on all tracks, sometimes solo, won an Oscar in 2002. Now it was time for the artist's first solo CD - Sweet Guitar.

(2/2) Guitar virtuoso Francisco Pancho Navarro

Mar 2 2008
(2/2) An Argentine-born guitarist performed and recorded with many stars - from Placido Domingo to Rolling Stones. The soundtrack to the movie Frida, where he plays almost on all tracks, sometimes solo, won an Oscar in 2002. Now it was time for the artist's first solo CD - Sweet Guitar.

(1/2) Osvaldo Pugliese (1905-1995)

Feb 16 2008
(1/2) He was slight, but all steel. He wrote great tangos. He lead the orchestra for over 50 years. He was thrown into jail for his political views several times. Now he is San Pugliese, still very much admired by everybody - the tango musicians, dancers and listeners. MORE: www.tangotales.com/pugliese/

(2/2) Osvaldo Pugliese (1905-1995)

Feb 16 2008
(2/2) He was slight, but all steel. He wrote great tangos. He lead the orchestra for over 50 years. He was thrown into jail for his political views several times. Now he is San Pugliese, still very much admired by everybody - the tango musicians, dancers and listeners. MORE: www.tangotales.com/pugliese/

(1/3) The greatest tango pianists

Feb 10 2008
(1/3) Piano is the backbone of tango music. Bernardo Monk, an Argentine tango/jazz musician from Boston, talks about the greatest pianists in the history of tango - Horacio Salgan, Francisco de Caro, Fulvio Salamanca and many others. MORE: www.tangotales.com/pianists/

(2/3) The greatest tango pianists

Feb 10 2008
(2/3) Piano is the backbone of tango music. Bernardo Monk, an Argentine tango/jazz musician from Boston, talks about the greatest pianists in the history of tango - Horacio Salgan, Francisco de Caro, Fulvio Salamanca and many others. MORE: www.tangotales.com/pianists/

(3/3) The greatest tango pianists

Feb 10 2008
(3/3) Piano is the backbone of tango music. Bernardo Monk, an Argentine tango/jazz musician from Boston, talks about the greatest pianists in the history of tango - Horacio Salgan, Francisco de Caro, Fulvio Salamanca and many others. MORE: www.tangotales.com/pianists/

(1/3) Tango nuevo: before and after Piazzolla

Jan 27 2008
(1/3) Piazzolla is THE tango nuevo, but there were predecessors, contemporaries and followers who were the great artists in their own right. Bernardo Monk, Boston-based Argentine tango/jazz musician, talks about some of those musicians and composers: Salgan, Garcia, Maderna, Marconi, etc. MORE: www.tangotales.com/archive/MonkTangoNuevo.htm

(2/3) Tango nuevo: before and after Piazzolla

Jan 27 2008
(2/3) Piazzolla is THE tango nuevo, but there were predecessors, contemporaries and followers who were the great artists in their own right. Bernardo Monk, Boston-based Argentine tango/jazz musician, talks about some of those musicians and composers: Salgan, Garcia, Maderna, Marconi, etc. MORE: www.tangotales.com/archive/MonkTangoNuevo.htm

(3/3) Tango nuevo: before and after Piazzolla

Jan 27 2008
(3/3) Piazzolla is THE tango nuevo, but there were predecessors, contemporaries and followers who were the great artists in their own right. Bernardo Monk, Boston-based Argentine tango/jazz musician, talks about some of those musicians and composers: Salgan, Garcia, Maderna, Marconi, etc. MORE: www.tangotales.com/archive/MonkTangoNuevo.htm

(1/1) Roberto Firpo (1884-1969)

Jan 27 2008
(1/1) A very brief bio of Roberto Firpo (1884-1969), a tango pianist, bandleader and composer of Old Guard and a solid favorite of the dancers all over the world. Includes the curious story of La Cumparsita, THE most famous tango in the world. MORE: www.tangotales.com/roberto-firpo/

(1/1) Azucena Maizani (1902-1970), one of the first professional female tango singers

Jan 20 2008
(1/1) Maizani's life was pure tango - poverty, glamour, love, heartbreak, infamy, deaths, oblivion... Her artistic career was short, but her style substantially influenced her generation of tango singers - Rosita Quiroga, Mercedes Simone, Tita Merrillo, Tania and others. MORE: www.tangotales.com/azucena-maizani/

(1/2) DETOUR: Stradivari's cellos and Tourte's bows

Dec 23 2007
(1/2) There is not much cello in Argentine tango (except for Le Grand Tango). Regardless of that, I decided to make a short sentimental detour and to talk about my childhood memories of a cello, the prolific genius of violin- and cello-making Antonio Stradivari and the equally great bow-maker Francois Tourte. You will hear the voices of Yo-yo Ma and Carlos Prieto, the world-class cellists. MORE: ww.tangotales.com/cello/

(2/2) DETOUR: Stradivari's cellos and Tourte's bows

Dec 23 2007
(2/2) There is not much cello in Argentine tango (except for Le Grand Tango). Regardless of that, I decided to make a short sentimental detour and to talk about my childhood memories of a cello, the prolific genius of violin- and cello-making Antonio Stradivari and the equally great bow-maker Francois Tourte. You will hear the voices of Yo-yo Ma and Carlos Prieto, the world-class cellists. MORE: ww.tangotales.com/cello/

(1/6) Brief history of Argentine tango music, pt 1

Nov 11 2007
(1/6) Part 1-3: Origins. Max was a semi-pro tango pianist b-n 1946-56. He does not claim to be a tango historian, but his lecture on tango, recorded by Bob Barnes (Mandragora Tango Orch.), is an excellent primer on evolution of tango music. MORE: www.tangotales.com/brief-history-argentine-tango/

(2/6) Brief history of Argentine tango music, pt 1

Nov 11 2007
(2/6) Part 1-3: Origins. Max was a semi-pro tango pianist b-n 1946-56. He does not claim to be a tango historian, but his lecture on tango, recorded by Bob Barnes (Mandragora Tango Orch.), is an excellent primer on evolution of tango music. MORE: www.tangotales.com/brief-history-argentine-tango/

(3/6) Brief history of Argentine tango music, pt 1

Nov 11 2007
(3/6) Part 1-3: Origins. Max was a semi-pro tango pianist b-n 1946-56. He does not claim to be a tango historian, but his lecture on tango, recorded by Bob Barnes (Mandragora Tango Orch.), is an excellent primer on evolution of tango music. MORE: www.tangotales.com/brief-history-argentine-tango/

(4/6) Brief history of Argentine tango music, pt 2

Nov 11 2007
(4/6) Part 4-6: from Golden Era to Tango nuevo. Max was a semi-pro tango pianist b-n 1946-56. He does not claim to be a tango historian, but his lecture on tango, recorded by Bob Barnes (Mandragora Tango Orch.), is an excellent primer on evolution of tango music. MORE: www.tangotales.com/brief-history-argentine-tango/

(5/6) Brief history of Argentine tango music, pt 2

Nov 11 2007
(5/6) Part 4-6: from Golden Era to Tango nuevo. Max was a semi-pro tango pianist b-n 1946-56. He does not claim to be a tango historian, but his lecture on tango, recorded by Bob Barnes (Mandragora Tango Orch.), is an excellent primer on evolution of tango music. MORE: www.tangotales.com/brief-history-argentine-tango/

(6/6) Brief history of Argentine tango music, pt 2

Nov 11 2007
(6/6) Part 4-6: from Golden Era to Tango nuevo. Max was a semi-pro tango pianist b-n 1946-56. He does not claim to be a tango historian, but his lecture on tango, recorded by Bob Barnes (Mandragora Tango Orch.), is an excellent primer on evolution of tango music. MORE: www.tangotales.com/brief-history-argentine-tango/

(1/3) Brief literary tour to Buenos Aires of J.L. Borges

Oct 14 2007
(1/3) I read Tango Singer (the 3rd novel by Martinez) in (almost) one sitting. Read this book if you plan to visit BsAs! It is an erudite guide to the city - tango, literary, historical. In this program I will read several excerpts about the group of tourists going on a bus tour of Borges' Buenos Aires. The tour includes various side stories, such as the story of the great poet's sad love and the story of the city's founders. MORE: www.tangotales.com/literary-tour-to-borges-buenos-aires/

(2/3) Brief literary tour to Buenos Aires of J.L. Borges

Oct 14 2007
(2/3) I read Tango Singer (the 3rd novel by Martinez) in (almost) one sitting. Read this book if you plan to visit BsAs! It is an erudite guide to the city - tango, literary, historical. In this program I will read several excerpts about the group of tourists going on a bus tour of Borges' Buenos Aires. The tour includes various side stories, such as the story of the great poet's sad love and the story of the city's founders. MORE: www.tangotales.com/literary-tour-to-borges-buenos-aires/

(3/3) Brief literary tour to Buenos Aires of J.L. Borges

Oct 14 2007
(2/3) I read Tango Singer (the 3rd novel by Martinez) in (almost) one sitting. Read this book if you plan to visit BsAs! It is an erudite guide to the city - tango, literary, historical. In this program I will read several excerpts about the group of tourists going on a bus tour of Borges' Buenos Aires. The tour includes various side stories, such as the story of the great poet's sad love and the story of the city's founders. MORE: www.tangotales.com/literary-tour-to-borges-buenos-aires/

(1/3) Maddy Gersh: notes on tango and middle age

Sep 23 2007
(1/3) Maddy Gersh (Boston, MA) visited Buenos Aires and she would like to tell you that it is a tough day in BsAs if you are not young and beautiful anymore. However, Maddy has the great sense of humor and the mature perspective about her BsAs experiences. After all, middle age has its own lovely moments. Also, she will enlighten you about DOS and DO-NOTS in BsAs. MORE: www.tangotales.com/maddy-gersh/

(2/3) Maddy Gersh: notes on tango and middle age

Sep 23 2007
(2/3) Maddy Gersh (Boston, MA) visited Buenos Aires and she would like to tell you that it is a tough day in BsAs if you are not young and beautiful anymore. However, Maddy has the great sense of humor and the mature perspective about her BsAs experiences. After all, middle age has its own lovely moments. Also, she will enlighten you about DOS and DO-NOTS in BsAs. MORE: www.tangotales.com/maddy-gersh/

(3/3) Maddy Gersh: notes on tango and middle age

Sep 23 2007
(3/3) Maddy Gersh (Boston, MA) visited Buenos Aires and she would like to tell you that it is a tough day in BsAs if you are not young and beautiful anymore. However, Maddy has the great sense of humor and the mature perspective about her BsAs experiences. After all, middle age has its own lovely moments. Also, she will enlighten you about DOS and DO-NOTS in BsAs. MORE: www.tangotales.com/maddy-gersh/

(1/4) Rob Connaire: tango rants

Sep 9 2007
(1/4) Rob Connaire is a dancer and a musician from Philly, PA, USA. This essay is his personal journey into tango - dance, song and poetry. He is the person with much, much finer understanding of music than I myself ever hope to achieve. And he is passionate about tango. As I worked on this project I learned a lot about tango music and you, my listeners, will learn a lot, too.

(2/4) Rob Connaire: tango rants

Sep 9 2007
(2/4) Rob Connaire is a dancer and a musician from Philly, PA, USA. This essay is his personal journey into tango - dance, song and poetry. He is the person with the finest understanding of music. And he is passionate about tango. As I worked on this project I learned a lot about tango music and you, my listeners, will learn a lot, too. MORE: www.tangotales.com/rob-connaire/

(3/4) Rob Connaire: tango rants

Sep 9 2007
(3/4) Rob Connaire is a dancer and a musician from Philly, PA, USA. This essay is his personal journey into tango - dance, song and poetry. He is the person with the finest understanding of music. And he is passionate about tango. As I worked on this project I learned a lot about tango music and you, my listeners, will learn a lot, too. MORE: www.tangotales.com/rob-connaire/

(4/4) Rob Connaire: tango rants

Sep 9 2007
(4/4) Rob Connaire is a dancer and a musician from Philly, PA, USA. This essay is his personal journey into tango - dance, song and poetry. He is the person with the finest understanding of music. And he is passionate about tango. As I worked on this project I learned a lot about tango music and you, my listeners, will learn a lot, too. MORE: www.tangotales.com/rob-connaire/

(1/2) Jorge Luis Borges: blindness

Aug 26 2007
(1/2) Two segments about one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. The narration is accompanied by the tangos with Borges' lyrics and the tangos written by his favorite composers. PART1: Borges wrote life-long struggle with the inherited blindness and how it effected his perception of the world. MORE: www.tangotales.com/borges/

(2/2) Jorge Luis Borges: tango poetry

Aug 26 2007
(2/2) Two segments about one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. The narration is accompanied by the tangos with Borges' lyrics and the tangos written by his favorite composers. SEGMENT 2: In the 1960s Piazzolla and Borges produced several memorable milongas, such as Jancinto Chiclana. Borges created many 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 is masterfully done by Daniel Binelli, Lito Cruz and Jairo. MORE: www.tangotales.com/borges/

(1/2) What does it take to start a tango studio?

Aug 12 2007
(1/2) Very few tango dancers have vision, imagination, energy and courage to start teaching others, to organize a milonga and to create their own studio. This is a story of Lori Coyle, a young woman from Media, PA, who did just that. At times, it is a very personal story, because she found Sam, her boyfriend and a fellow-organizer of Tango Hop studio and milonga, through the love of tango. MORE: www.tangotales.com/lori-coyle/

(2/2) What does it take to start a tango studio?

Aug 12 2007
(2/2) Very few tango dancers have vision, imagination, energy and courage to start teaching others, to organize a milonga and to create their own studio. This is a story of Lori Coyle, a young woman from Media, PA, who did just that. At times, it is a very personal story, because she found Sam, her boyfriend and a fellow-organizer of Tango Hop studio and milonga, through the love of tango. MORE: www.tangotales.com/lori-coyle/

(1/3) How people dance?

Jun 3 2007
(1/3) Learn about six important principles of movement. Some of this stuff you might have never heard in dance classes, but it is more important than all the fancy tango figures rolled together. MORE: www.tangotales.com/how-people-dance/

(2/3) How people dance?

Jun 3 2007
(2/3) Learn about six important principles of movement. Some of this stuff you might have never heard in dance classes, but it is more important than all the fancy tango figures rolled together. MORE: www.tangotales.com/how-people-dance/

(3/3) How people dance?

Jun 3 2007
(3/3) Learn about six important principles of movement. Some of this stuff you might have never heard in dance classes, but it is more important than all the fancy tango figures rolled together. MORE: www.tangotales.com/how-people-dance/

(1/2) The brief history of Finnish tango

Apr 22 2007
(1/2) Cold Finland with its reserved people might seem to be the least furtile ground for tango. But - believe it or not! - the Finns love tango. It took them some time time to warm up to it. Listen about Finland and how tango was finlandized. MORE: www.tangotales.com/finnish-tango/

(2/2) The brief history of Finnish tango

Apr 22 2007
(2/2) Cold Finland with its reserved people might seem to be the least furtile ground for tango. But - believe it or not! - the Finns love tango. It took them some time time to warm up to it. Listen about Finland and how tango was finlandized. MORE: www.tangotales.com/finnish-tango/

(2/2) Caminito, THE tango

Apr 8 2007
(2/2) Caminito is the third best-known tango in the world (after La Cumparsita and El Choclo). Its composer, J.D. Filiberto, has an unusually late and difficult career start, but his optimism and hard work overcame the obstacles. The lyrics, written by Coria Penaloza, is an auto-biographical sketch. MORE: www.tangotales.com/archive/MoreOldTangos.htm

(1/2) Caminito, THE tango

Apr 8 2007
(1/2) Caminito is the third best-known tango in the world (after La Cumparsita and El Choclo). Its composer, J.D. Filiberto, has an unusually late and difficult career start, but his optimism and hard work overcame the obstacles. The lyrics, written by Coria Penaloza, is an auto-biographical sketch. MORE: www.tangotales.com/histories-of-famous-old-argentine-tangos/

(1/1) Tango El Choclo

Apr 8 2007
(1/1) What do El Choclo and Kiss of Fire have in common? It is the same thing! The story of the tango classic, its charming creator and its shameless knock-offs. MORE: www.tangotales.com/archive/histories-of-famous-old-argentine-tangos/

(1/1) La Paloma, the most famous habanera

Apr 8 2007
(1/1) Jazz, European classical opera and Argentine tango owe a lot to Afro-Cuban habanera. Listen to the story of the most famous habanera - La Paloma. The brief overview how the genre of Afro-Cuban habanera influenced the musical world of the 20th century. MORE: www.tangotales.com/histories-of-famous-old-argentine-tangos/

(1/1) Story of Narcotango

Feb 11 2007
(1/1) Carlos Libedinski released his ground-breaking tango electronica album Narcotango in 2002. The DJs in Buenos Aires milongas would not play his music. Libedinski used his fine musical instincts and good pre-release strategy to make his hit happen. MORE: www.tangotales.com/narcotango/

(1/1) Of tango, fears, sensuality and turning big 5-O

Feb 4 2007
(1/1) In two essays, Jackie Ling Wong (www.tangopulse.com) shares her thoughts on turning 50, dancing tango, fearing rejection and accepting the loss of youth with grace and, of course, the female sensuality. MORE: www.tangotales.com/wong-tango-essays/