Tango For Dancing

Supporting the tango community for over 5 years, Tango Capital brings another milonguita playlist for you to practice your dance skills. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm AEST:

  • broadcasting on 2xxfm 98.3 in Canberra,

Image Credit: Ann Smith

Tango For Dancing

With much of Australia back in lockdown Tango Capital is doing its best to ensure that we have tango skills to turn to after the pandemic. For the foreseeable future the standard presentation will be of a 1-hour milonguita playlist focused on traditional tango music in a standard tanda format of alternating tango, vals, and milonga. Take this weekly opportunity to polish your tango skills in the comfort of your own kitchen floor. That’s every Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm AEST:

Image Credit: Ann Smith

2 Angels

From left to right, Ángel D’Agostino and Ángel Vargas.

The collaboration of singer Ángel Vargas and orquesta leader Ángel D’Agostino was one of the classics of tango. Work schedules for musicians in the Golden Age of tango were gruelling, and so even though they only worked together for six years they made around 8 dozen recordings in that time. That’s more than one a month, and it is hard to think of any modern musicians maintaining that level of output. And those recordings form a distinctive oevre, with  elegant dancability brought to compositions that were generally first releases rather than covers of other people’s compositions. This edition samples their collaboration from 1940 to 1946. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Ángel D’Agostino with singer Ángel Vargas. Image in public domain

Canaro’s valses of the 1930s

Canaro wrote and recorded some of the most dancable valses and, with better recording techniques available from the late 1920s onwards, his 1930s valses represent a significant element of his legacy. This edition explores these valses with a range of singers and instrumental recordings. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Francisco Canaro. Image in public domain.