Orquesta La Luna

2020-04-05 - Orquesta La Luna en milonga at the Bexley Club in Sydney on 30 March 2019

With social dancing behind us for a while, this edition holds a memory of dancing on the parquet floor of the Bexley Club in Sydney with Orquesta La Luna. The singing of Armando Laborde features, and there is a brief round-up of some virtual tango events. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Ann Smith.  Leading from the piano, Daniel Rojas’s glissando takes him right off the end of the keyboard! That’s Orquesta La Luna playing the Sydney milonga at Bexley Club on 30 March 2019.

VIRTUAL TANGO EVENTS:

Wednesdays, 20:30 – 22:00 AEST: Live practica via Zoom with Canberra’s Tengo Tango: https://www.facebook.com/events/232259821462740/

Sunday 5 April, 19:30-20:30 AEST: Live alternative DJ set with Melbourne’s Belinda Stopar on Neotango TV: https://www.facebook.com/events/698916027594757/

PLAYLIST:

  • Catamarca; recorded by Julio De Caro on 5 April 1940; a tango with music composed by Eduardo Arolas and lyrics by Jesús Fernández Blanco. The name is a reference to the Western province of that name in Argentina.
  • Desde Aquella Noche, meaning ‘From This Night’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 26 August 1946; a tango with music composed by Fulvio Salamanca, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Milonga Que Peina Canas, meaning ‘Milonga Of The Greying Hair’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 13 August 1952; a milonga with music composed by Alberto Gómez in 1942, lyrics by Alberto Gómez, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Magdala; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 26 December 1944; a tango with music composed by Rodolfo Biago in 1944, lyrics by Francisco Gorrindo, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Yuyo Brujo, from lunfardo, meaning ‘Bewitching Drug’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 28 May 1951; a tango with music composed by Benjamín García, first recorded in 1949, lyrics by Carlos Waiss, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • La Sonrisa De Mamá, meaning ‘The Mother’s Smile’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 1 September 1954; a vals with music composed by Carlos Bahr, Juan D’Arienzo, Fulvio Salamanca, lyrics by Carlos Bahr, Juan D’Arienzo, Fulvio Salamanca, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • El Ingeniero, meaning ‘The Engineer’; recorded live from a performance by Orquesta La Luna at Bexley Club, Sydney on 30 March 2019; a tango with music composed by Alejandro Junnissi, first recorded in 1945.
  • Milonga De Mis Amores, meaning ‘Milonga Of My Loves’; recorded live from a performance by Orquesta La Luna at Bexley Club, Sydney on 30 March 2019; a milonga with music composed by Pedro Laurenz in 1937 and lyrics by José María Contursi.
  • La Yumba; recorded live from a performance by Orquesta La Luna at Bexley Club, Sydney on 30 March 2019; a tango with music composed by Osvaldo Pugliese, first recorded in 1946. The name is a reference to the deep notes of tango, and of the sounds of industry and commerce as heard in the streets of Buenos Aires.
  • Michelangelo ’70; recorded live from a performance by Orquesta La Luna at Bexley Club, Sydney on 30 March 2019; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla in 1969.
  • El Purrete, from lunfardo, meaning ‘The Young Child’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 18 September 1953; a tango with music composed by Eladio Blanco, lyrics by Raúl Hormaza, and sung by Armando Laborde.

 

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