Dancing Milonga

2019-03-17 - Myk Dowling - Milonga

This edition is all about milonga – the dance, the music – and Canberra tanguero Myk Dowling talks about dancing milonga.  That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

  • broadcasting on 2xxfm 98.3 in Canberra,
  • streaming live and also on demand and streaming live from http://www.2xxfm.org.au

Image: Myk Dowling, Milonga-ing one night in March 2018.


  • La Mulateada, meaning ‘The Afro-Argentine Woman’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 20 November 1941; a milonga with music composed by Julio Eduardo Del Puerto, lyrics by Carlos Pesce, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • La Paloma (fragment), meaning ‘The Dove’;; a habanera.
  • No Hay Tierra Como La Mía, meaning ‘There Is No Land Like Mine’; recorded by Francisco Lomuto on 8 August 1939; a milonga with music composed by  Charlo in 1939, lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo, and sung by Fernando Díaz.
  • Milonga Sentimental, meaning ‘Sentimental Milonga’; recorded by Adolfo Carabelli on 30 December 1932; a milonga with music composed by Sebastián Piana in 1932, lyrics by Homero Manzi, and sung by Carlos Lafuente.
  • Milonguera, meaning ‘Tango Dancer’; recorded by Fabio Hager in 2011; a milonga with music composed by José Ogivieki and lyrics by Adela Balbín.
  • Azabache, meaning ‘Jet Black’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 29 September 1942; a candombe with music composed by Enrique Francini & Héctor Stamponi, lyrics by Homero Expósito, and sung by Raúl Berón.
  • Tango Negro, meaning ‘Black Tango’; recorded in 2001; a candombe with music composed by Juan Carlos Cáceres, lyrics by Juan Carlos Cáceres, and sung by Juan Carlos Cáceres.
  • De Pura Cepa, from lunfardo, meaning ‘Of Pure Stock’; recorded by Ánibal Troilo on 22 October 1942; a milonga with music composed by José Ceglie & Antonio Molina, first recorded in 1935 and lyrics by Osvaldo Sosa Cordero.
  • Reliquias Porteñas, meaning ‘Memories of Women of Buenos Aires’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 14 July 1938; a milonga with music composed by Graciano De Leone and lyrics by Celadonio Flores.
  • Amor Que Se Baila, meaning ‘Love To Dance’;, from the collection ‘Otros Aires’ released in 2012, recorded by Otros Aires in 2012; a milonga.
  • Maldonado; recorded  by Pedro Laurenz on 9 December 1943; a milonga with music composed by Alberto Mastra in 1943, lyrics by Alberto Mastra, and sung by Alberto Podestá. The name is a reference to the rivulet of that name that runs through Buenos Aires, and is now ‘entubed’ to run underground and so prevent flooding.


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