Tango in the 21st century III

This edition is the third in a series showcasing the modern manifestation of tango ensembles in Argentina. They are often up to a full orquesta tipica format of 10 or more musicians in size. Tango teaching has been instituted through university studies and through conservatoriums such as Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce to maintain and develop this aspect of Argentine culture. These institutions provide a training ground for young musicians in tango musical techniques as well as the styling of some of the great tango ensembles. And as well there is a stream of musicians that come together independently of these formal institutions, drawn by the possibility of income from tourism as well as by a love of tango music.  That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: CD covers for the music acknowledged in the playlist.

PLAYLIST:

  • Mala Junta, meaning ‘Bad Company’; from the collection ‘De La Guardia Vieja’ released in 2005, recorded by Joaquín Amenabar in 2005; a tango with music composed by Julio De Caro & Pedro Laurenz in 1927 and lyrics by Juan Miguel Velich.  
  • Shusheta, meaning ‘The Aristocrat’, and also known as ‘El Aristócrata’; from the collection ‘De La Guardia Vieja’ released in 2005, recorded by Joaquín Amenabar in 2005; a tango with music composed by Juan Carlos Cobián in 1920 and lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo.  
  • Guardia Vieja, meaning ‘Old Guard’; from the collection ‘De La Guardia Vieja’ released in 2005, recorded by Joaquín Amenabar in 2005; a tango with music composed by Julio De Caro.  
  • La Viruta, from lunfardo; from the collection ‘Envasado En Origen’ released in 2001, recorded by Fernando Fierro in 2001; a tango with music composed by Vicente Greco in 1912 and lyrics by Ernesto Temes. The name is a reference to the strong emotions evoked by the bandoneón and expressed through on the dancefloor.  
  • Milonguero Viejo, meaning ‘Old Tango Dancer’, and also known as ‘Bailarín Porteño; Fresedo’; from the collection ‘Envasado En Origen’ released in 2001, recorded by Fernando Fierro in 2001; a tango with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli in 1926 and lyrics by Enrique Carrera Sotelo. Carlos Di Sarli dedicated this to Osvaldo Fresedo. 
  • Cuesta Abajo, meaning ‘Downhill’; from the collection ‘Envasado En Origen’ released in 2001, recorded by Fernando Fierro in 2001; a tango with music composed by Carlos Gardel in 1934 and lyrics by Alfredo La Pera.  
  • Ensueños, meaning ‘Dreams’; from the collection ‘Loca’ released in 2006, recorded by Orquesta La Excelsior in 2006; a tango with music composed by Carlos Di Sarli and lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo.  
  • Tu Pálida Voz, meaning ‘Your Pale Voice’; from the collection ‘Loca’ released in 2006, recorded by Orquesta La Excelsior in 2006; a vals composed in 1942 and lyrics by Homero Manzi.  
  • Boedo, from the collection ‘Loca’ released in 2006, recorded by Orquesta La Excelsior in 2006; a tango with music composed by Julio De Caro in 1928 and lyrics by Francisco Bautista Rimoli. The name is a reference to a working class suburb of that name in Buenos Aires..  
  • Nieblas Del Riachuelo, meaning ‘Fogs Of The Riachuelo’, and also known as ‘Niebla Del Riachuelo’; from the collection ‘Tango Contaminado’ released in 2010, recorded by Quinteto Negro La Boca in 2010; a tango with music composed by Juan Carlos Cobián in 1937 and lyrics by Enrique Cadícamo. The name is a reference to the Riachuelo River that empties into Rio Del Plata at the suburb of La Boca.  
  • Percal, meaning ‘Cotton’; from the collection ‘Tango Contaminado’ released in 2010, recorded by Quinteto Negro La Boca in 2010; a tango with music composed by Domingo Federico in 1943 and lyrics by Homero Expósito. The name is a reference to the cotton fabric widely used for women’s dresses.  
  • El Andariego, meaning ‘The Wanderer’; from the collection ‘Tango Contaminado’ released in 2010, recorded by Quinteto Negro La Boca in 2010; a tango with music composed by Alfredo J Gobbi.  
  • El Amanecer, meaning ‘The Dawn’; from the collection ‘Tango Bailable: The Roots Of Tango vol.1’ released in 2009, recorded by Orquesta Típica Buenos Aires in 2009; a tango with music composed by Roberto Firpo.  
  • La Morocha, meaning ‘The Dark-Haired Woman’; from the collection ‘Tango Bailable: The Roots Of Tango vol.1’ released in 2009, recorded by Orquesta Típica Buenos Aires in 2009; a tango with music composed by Enrique Saborido in 1905 and lyrics by Ángel Villoldo.  
  • Bien Porteña, from the collection ‘Tango Bailable: The Roots Of Tango vol.1’ released in 2009, recorded by Orquesta Típica Buenos Aires in 2009; a milonga with music composed by Enrique Alessio. The name is a reference to a woman of Buenos Aires, a “Porteña”.  
  • De Puro Curda, meaning ‘Completely Drunk’; from the collection ‘D’Arienzo En El Corazón’ released in 2018, recorded by Pablo Ramos & Los Heredos del Compás in 2018; a tango with music composed by Carlos Olmedo, lyrics by Abel Aznar & Hugo Di Carlo, and sung by Pablo Ramos. The name is a reference to Y.  
  • Andate Por Dios, meaning ‘Moving Towards God’; from the collection ‘D’Arienzo En El Corazón’ released in 2018, recorded by Pablo Ramos & Los Heredos in 2018; a tango with music composed by Eladio Blanco, lyrics by Raúl Hormaza, and sung by Pablo Ramos.  
  • De Igual A Igual, meaning ‘It’s All The Same’; from the collection ‘D’Arienzo En El Corazón’ released in 2018, recorded by Pablo Ramos & Los Heredos in 2018; a tango with music composed by Rodolfo Sciammarella, lyrics by Rodolfo Sciammarella, and sung by Pablo Ramos.  

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