Tango Enigmático has debuted in Brisbane with a unique brand of tango concierto. Featuring the tango experience of Chloe Ann Williamson and Carla Tran and joined by Flora Wong on violin, this is a style of concierto tango drawing on contemporary composers as well as traditional tango techniques, and one not to be missed. And Roberto Rufino features with his smooth style of tango bailable. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:
- broadcasting on 2xxfm 98.3 in Canberra
- on demand from http://www.2xxfm.org.au
Image: Tango Enigmático playing The Baby Grand, Brisbane, on 4 November 2018.
- Muñequita De Paris, meaning ‘Paris Doll’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 6 Janaury 1955; a tango with music composed by José Ranieri, first recorded in 1950, lyrics by José Rótulo, and sung by Héctor Pacheco.
- Un Carta Para Italia, meaning ‘A Letter From Italy’; recorded by Francini-Pontier on 24 March 1948; a tango with music and lyrics composed by Reinaldo Yiso and Santos Lipesker, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
- Corazón, meaning ‘Heart’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 11 December 1939; a tango with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli in 1939, lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
- Yuyo Verde, meaning ‘Green Herbs’, and also known by the opening word of the lyrics, Callejón, meaning ‘Alleyway’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 20 September 1966; a tango with music composed by Domingo Federico in 1944, lyrics by Homero Expósito, and sung by Roberto Rufino. The names refer to the weeds that might be seen peeking out between the cobblestones as a man walked pensively home through a side street.
- Manos Adoradas, meaning ‘Adorable Hands’; recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 28 November 1952; a vals with music composed by Roberto Rufino, first recorded in 1951, lyrics by Horacio Sanguinetti, and sung by Alberto Morán.
- Nuevo Y Vivo, meaning ‘New And Alive’; recorded live from Tango Enigmático’s performance on 4 November 2018; a concierto with music composed by Andrés Linetzky, first recorded in 2008.
- Corralera, from lunfardo; recorded live from Tango Enigmático’s performance on 4 November 2018; a milonga with music composed by Anselmo A Aieta, first recorded in 1956. The name is a reference to a person born in or living in the barrio of Los Corrales – so named for the corrals of the cattle market (Mercado de Liniers) established in 1900.
- Se Te Vuelan Las Chapas; meaning ‘You Are Going Bald’, recorded live from Tango Enigmático’s performance on 4 November 2018; a milonga with music composed by Cristian Zárate in 2012.
- Prepárense, meaning ‘Get Ready’; recorded live from Tango Enigmático’s performance on 4 November 2018; a concierto with music composed by Astor Piazzolla in 1950.
- Zorzal, meaning ‘Thrush’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 3 December 1941; a tango with music and lyrics composed by Dorita Zárate in 1940, and sung by Roberto Rufino. The name is a reference to the singer Carlos Gardel, who had the nicknames “El Morocho del Abasto” – the brown-haired lad from Abasto, and “El Zorzal” – the thrush.