Why Tango?

2017-06-28 - Why Tango

Why Tango? There are probably as many answers as there are tango dancers, but this Sunday includes a review of a book asking just that question, together with the second part of the interview with Rina Sawaya on her perspective on tango as an intervention in Parkinson’s Disease.

Juan D’Arienzo rounds out Tango Capital, Sunday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

And for further information on dance and Parkinson’s Disease, take a look at  http://ausdance.org.au/articles/details/dance-for-parkinsons-in-australia

Image: My copy of “Why Tango” by Veronica Taumanova, self-published, 2015. It is the policy of this program not to accept gifts or donations for review. Events and items for review such as this book are always purchased.

Veronica Taumanova’s book “Why Tango” may be ordered from http://www.verotango.com/p/essays.html

PLAYLIST:

  • Desde El Alma, meaning ‘From The Soul’; it’s a vals recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 2 July 1935, with music composed by Rosita Melo, first recorded in 1927, and with lyrics by Victor Piuma Vélez and Homero Manzi.
  • Hotel Victoria, the name a reference to the hotel of the same name; it’s a tango recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 2 July 1935, with music composed by Feliciano Latasa in 1906 and with lyrics by Carlos Pesce.
  • De Pura Cepa, meaning ‘Of Pure Stock’; it’s a milonga recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 18 November 1935, with music composed by José Ceglie and Antonio Molina and lyrics by Osvaldo Sosa Cordero.
  • Orillas Del Plata, the name a reference to the Rio De La Plata on which Buenos Aires is situated–the boats of which are a metaphor for the singer’s love; it’s a vals recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 31 December 1935, music and lyrics by Juan Félix Maglio and first recorded in 1928.
  • Caminito, meaning ‘The Little Walkway’; it’s a tango recorded by Sudestada in 2006 on the CD “Tango Lounge”, with music composed by Juan] de Dios Filiberto in 1926, lyrics by Gabino Coria Peñalosa, and sung by Walter “Chino” Laborde.
  • Malena, the name a reference to a woman of that name, possibly “Helena of Toledo”, a Brazilian singer; it’s a tango recorded by Sudestada in 2006 on the CD “Tango Lounge”, with music composed by Lucio Demare in 1942, lyrics by Homero Manzi, and sung by Susana Rinaldi.
  • Esta Noche De Luna, meaning ‘This Night of the Moon’; it’s a tango recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 17 Deccember 1943, with music composed by Graciano Gómez and José García, lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Los Despojos, meaning ‘The Remains’; it’s a tango recorded by Miguel Caló on 9 May 1947, with music composed by José Dames, lyrics by Horacio Sanguinetti, and sung by Raúl Iriate.
  • Por Qué Me Llaman Amor, meaning ‘Why They Call Me Love’; it’s a tango recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 30 June 1964, with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli, first recorded in 1964, lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Oscar Serpa.
  • Viejo Portón, meaning ‘Old Gate’; it’s a vals recorded by Rodolpho Biagi on 17 October 1938, with music composed by Héctor Palacios, lyrics by Maximo José Orsi, and sung by Teófilo Ibáñez.

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