Wei-Siong Liang – tango & the martial arts

Wei-Siong Liang of Launceston discusses 2018-01-02 Wei-Siong Liangtango from the perspective of martial arts, and the singing of Francisco Amor features, along with a retrospective look at Julie Taylor’s Paper Tangos. That’s Tango Capital, Sunday evening from 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Wei-Siong Liang.

PLAYLIST:

  • Cuartito Azul, meaning ‘Little Blue Room’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 14 September 1939; a tango with music composed by Mariano Mores in 1938, lyrics by Mario Battistella, and sung by Francisco Amor.
  • Bajo El Cielo Azul, meaning ‘Under The Blue Sky’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 9 May 1941; a vals criollo with music composed by Francisco Canaro, lyrics by Ivo Pelay, and sung by Francisco Amor.
  • Mate Cocido, meaning ‘Steaming Hot Maté’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 30 March 1939; a ranchera with music composed by Enrique N García, lyrics by Lito Bayardo, and sung by Francisco Amor. The name is a reference to the tea brewed from the leaves of a South American holly bush.
  • En Esta Tarde Gris, meaning ‘On This Grey Afternoon’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 9 May 1941; a tango with music composed by Mariano Mores in 1941, lyrics by José María Contursi, and sung by Francisco Amor.
  • Un Cacho ‘E Tango, from lunfardo, meaning ‘A Cluster Of Tango’; recorded by Alfredo De Angelis on 30 May 1952; a tango with music composed by Alfredo De Angelis, lyrics by Francisco Amor, and sung by Carlos Dante.
  • El Estrellero, meaning ‘The Star’; recorded by Florindo Sassone on 15 April 1953; a tango with music composed by Mariano Mores, lyrics by Francisco Amor, and sung by Rodolfo Galé. The name is a reference to the leading man of a show.
  • Milonga Del Ángel, meaning ‘Dance Of The Angel’; recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1985; a concierto with music composed by Astor Piazzolla in 1965.
  • Pensalo Bien, meaning ‘Think It Over’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 22 June 1938; a tango with music composed by Juan José Visciglio, lyrics by Luis Alberto López, and sung by Alberto Echagüe.

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