Nestor Vaz & Emily-Rose Sarkova in concert

Carlos Gardel led off, and then Tango Capital went to Tango In the Spring, the gala tango event held in Canberra every two years. The concert by Nestor Vaz and Emily-Rose Sarkova is reviewed, and TISP DJs Jarny Choi and Pat Petronio share some of their favourite music to dance to.2016-10-02-albert-hall

The image shows the lovely parquet floor of the Albert Hall. This is one of the iconic Federation buildings of Canberra, and was home for TISP this year.

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  •  Canaro en Paris, meaning “Canaro in Paris”, a tango, recorded by Quinteto Pirincho, with music by Alejandro Scarpino & Juan Caldarella, with lyrics by José Antonio Scarpino.
  • Bandoneon Arrabelero, from Carlos Gardel, from 1928, meaning “Bandoneon of the Slum”, recorded on 20 October 1928 1928, with music by Bachicha, with lyrics by Pascual Contursi, and sung by Carlos Gardel.
  • Esta Noche Me Emborracho, from 1928, meaning “Tonight I will get drunk”, composed in 1928, with music by Enrique Santos Discépolo, with lyrics by Enrique Santos Discépolo, and sung by Carlos Gardel.
  • Pobre Pato, from Carlos Gardel, from 1928, meaning “Poor Duck”, recorded on 4 November 1928 1928, with music by Juan André Ghirlanda , with lyrics by Luis Garrospe, and sung by Carlos Gardel.
  • Soledad, from Nestor Vaz Quintet, from 2008, meaning “Solitude”, with music by Astor Piazzolla.
  • Milonga de Antaño, from Francisco Canaro, from 1937, meaning Milonga of Yesteryear, recorded on 19 August 1937 1937, with music by Francisco Rofrano, with lyrics by Elisardo Besada.
  • Ansiedad, from Juan D’Arienzo, from 1938, meaning “Anxiety”, recorded on 9 November 1938 1938, with music by Domingo Carlos Moro, with lyrics by Francisco Gorringo, and sung by Albert Echagüe.
  • Pájaro Herido, from Rodolfo Biagi, from 1941, meaning “Wounded Bird”, recorded on 7 October 1941 1941, with music by Esteban Parma & Amadeo Raffo.
  • Imaginacion, from Alfredo De Angelis, from 1950, meaning “Imagination”, recorded on 18609 1950, with music by Elvino Vardaro & Antonio Oscar Arona, with lyrics by Francisco García Jiminéz.
  • El Adiós, from Edgar Donato, from 1938, meaning “The Good-bye”, recorded on 2 April 1938 1938, composed in 1937, with music by Maruja Pacheco Huego, with lyrics by Virgilio San Clemante, and sung by Horacio Lagos.
  • Pasión, from Juan D’Arienzo, from 1937, meaning “Passion”, recorded on 2 July 1937 1937, with music by Alberto Cosentino, with lyrics by Juan Miguel Velich.

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