Dancing with Orquesta La Luna

2018-11-01 - Orquesta La Luna

You have probably never heard of Raúl Kaplún, yet dancers hear him at every milonga, so who was he? and there is a review of the last performance for 2018 from Orquesta La Luna, on 14 October, together with a round-up of other upcoming live performances and events. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Orquesta La Luna playing Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, Sydney, on 14 October 2018.

PLAYLIST: 

  • Pelele, meaning ‘Mannequinne’; recorded by Roberto Chanel Y Su Orquesta on 11 November 1954; a tango with music composed by Pedro Maffia, first recorded in 1923.
  • Audacia, meaning ‘Audacity’; recorded by Raúl Kaplún in 1950; a tango with music composed by Hugo La Rocca in 1925, lyrics by Celedonio Flores, and sung by Juan Carlos Jordán.
  • Estaño, from the lunfardo word; recorded by Raúl Kaplún in 1950; a tango with music composed by Armando Ziella and Julio Ceitlin. The name is a reference to a counter, or bar, for the serving of drinks; in everyday Spanish the word means ‘Tin’, the metal, that would be used to coat and so protect the timber counter from spills.
  • La Mesa De Un Café, meaning ‘The Table Of The Café’; recorded by Raúl Kaplún in 1950; a tango with music composed by Raúl Kaplún, first recorded in 1946, lyrics by José María Suñe, and sung by Reynaldo Arias.
  • Estrellita Del Sur, meaning ‘Little Star Of The South’; recorded by Raúl Kaplún in 1951; a vals peruana with music and lyrics composed by Felipe Coronel Rueda, and sung by Rodolfo Díaz.
  • Tierra Querida, meaning ‘Beloved Land’; recorded by Raúl Kaplún in 1950; a tango with music composed by Julio De Caro, first recorded in 1927 and lyrics by Luis Díaz.
  • El Ingeniero, meaning ‘The Engineer’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 22 July 1952; a tango with music composed by Alejandro Junnissi, first recorded in 1945.
  • Milonga Del Angel, meaning ‘Dance Of The Angel’; from the ‘Hora Cero’ release recorded by Astor Piazzolla Quintet (2nd incarnation) in 1987; a tango with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1965.
  • La Cumparsita, meaning ‘The Little March’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 14 December1937; a tango with music composed by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez in 1924 and lyrics by Pascual Contursi, Enrique Maroni, and Gerardo Matos Rodríguez.

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