One of the joys of travelling to Buenos Aires is the opportunity to dance to live music most nights of the week. The musical techniques and traditions of tango are still found there, transmitted now as much by formal institutions as from musician to musician, and so while there are many ensembles developing tango in new directions, there are also others firmly focused on dancing tango. Live music was of course the standard in the hey-day of tango, bringing variations in beat and styling that offer the dancer opportunities to improvise. This is the fourth in a series of special editions exploring the music of these newer ensembles. 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 from http://www.2xxfm.org.au
Image: CD covers for the music acknowledged in the playlist.