Sarah Saunders & the Perth Tango Orchestra

2020-04-16 - Perth Tango Orchestra

After a break of nearly two decades, live tango music is again happening in the West. The Perth Tango Orchestra is channelling the Golden Age to West Australian audiences, and this edition explores their journey through an interview with the director, Sarah Saunders. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Sarah Saunders; the Perth Tango Orchestra.

And if you would like to support their GoFundMe campaign to manage through the COVID-19 crisis, check it out here.

PLAYLIST:

  • Silueta Porteña, meaning ‘Shadow of a Buenos Aires Woman’;, from the collection ‘Tango 22’ released in 2002, recorded by Jessica Ipkendanz and Hugo Alvarez in 2002; a milonga with music composed by Nicolas Luis & Juan Ventura Cuccaro Orlando in 1936.
  • Adíos Nonino; recorded by Astor Piazzolla in 1960; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla in 1959 and lyrics by Eladia Blázquez. The name is a reference to the death of Piazzolla’s father (known as “Nonino”) . Probably recorded in 1960 in Montevideo.
  • La Muerte Del Ángel, meaning ‘The Death Of The Angel’; recorded live from a performance by Tango Noir in 2020; a tango nuevo with music composed by Astor Piazzolla, first recorded in 1963. Musicians are: violinists Julia Watson and Madeleine Antoine; pianist is Sarah Saunders. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Elliot Smith at Sundown Studios; and the video released on Youtube was filmed by Lincoln MacKinnon.
  • Buscándote, meaning ‘Searching For You’; recorded by Osvaldo Fresedo on 30 December 1941; a tango with music composed by Lalo Scalise, lyrics by Lalo Scalise, and sung by Ricardo Ruíz.
  • Charrúa;, from the collection ‘Tango Para Cuerdas’ released in 2017, recorded by Julián Peralta on 31 October 2017; a concierto with music composed by Julián Peralta. The name is a reference to someone from Uruguay.
  • Cuando Jugaba, meaning ‘While Playing’;, from the collection ‘Las Huellas En El Mar’ released in 2012, recorded by Vale Tango on October 2011; a vals with music composed by Andres Linetzky.
  • La Deschissiada;, from the collection ‘En Vivo En Café Vinilo’ released in 2012, recorded live from a performance by Dúo Fain-Mantega at Café Vinilo, Buenos Aires in 2012; a concierto with music composed by Exequiel Mantega. The title is possibly a reference to the highly rhythmic music of Diego Schissi.

Armando Laborde, singer

2020-04-07 - Armando Laborde

Last edition took a brief look at the professional career of Armando Laborde and this edition explores their legacy of recordings with D’Arienzo and Varela in more detail. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Armando Laborde

PLAYLIST:

  • Magdala; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 26 December 1944; a tango with music composed by Rodolfo Biagi in 1944, lyrics by Francisco Gorrindo, and sung by Armando Laborde. The lyrics form a complicated metaphor of the loved woman, Magdala, as a saint, and his love as faith, with the added complication of the underpinning reference to the woman as a ‘magdalene’ and by extension as unfaithful.
  • Color Cielo, meaning ‘Colour Of The Sky’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 26 December 1944; a tango with music composed by Antonio Bonavena, lyrics by Antonio Bonavena, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Pregonera, meaning ‘Herald’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 28 August 1945; a tango with music composed by Alfredo De Angelis, lyrics by José Rótulo, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Me Grita El Corazón, meaning ‘My Heart Shrieks’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 26 August 1945; a tango with music composed by Miguel Bonano & Mario Landi, lyrics by Roberto Miro, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Del Pasado, meaning ‘Out Of The Past’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 24 December 1945; a milonga with music composed by Francisco Alfredo Marino, lyrics by Francisco Alfredo Marino, and sung by Armando Laborde and Alberto Echagüe.
  • El Viento Me Cuenta Cosas, meaning ‘The Breeze Tells Me Things’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 17 December 1947; a milonga with music composed by Miguel Bucino, lyrics by Miguel Bucino, and sung by Armando Laborde and Alberto Echagüe.
  • Caña, meaning ‘Rod’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 6 April 1949; a tango with music composed by Enrique Mónaco, lyrics by Julián Araujo & Enrique A Esviza, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Yuyo Brujo, meaning ‘Bewitching Drug’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 11 April 1949; a tango with music composed by Benjamin García, lyrics by Carlos Waiss, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Aparcero, meaning ‘Sharefarmer’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 17 April 1945; a tango with music composed by Anselmo A Aieta, first recorded in 1934, lyrics by Antonio Radicci, and sung by Armando Laborde and Alberto Echagüe.
  • Yo No Sé Llorar, meaning ‘I Don’t Know How To Weep’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 6 December 1946; a tango with music composed by Joaquín Do Reyes in 1933, lyrics by Celadonio Flores, and sung by Armando Laborde and Alberto Echagüe.
  • Viejo Smoking, meaning ‘Old Man Smoking’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 12 November 1952; a tango with music composed by Guillermo Barbieri in 1930, lyrics by Celadonio Flores, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Canzoneta; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 13 August 1954; a tango with music composed by Erma Suárez in 1951, lyrics by Enrique Lary, and sung by Armando Laborde. A canzoneta is a short composition of classical fugue structure, but in the poor area of Buenos Aires the singer, an old man now, is dreaming of home in Southern Italy and the Italian music that frames his lament. Like much European dance music, tango music is based on classical structures and uses repeating patterns such as ABAB, ABA, ABACA, that are derived from and shaped Baroque music and its descendent forms.
  • Tristeza Criolla, meaning ‘Argentine Sadness’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 2 November 1954; a vals with music composed by Ignacio Corsini in 1910, lyrics by Julián De Charras, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Me Quieres Y Te Quiero, meaning ‘You Love Me And I Love You’; recorded by Juan D’Arienzo on 17 May 1956; a vals with music composed by Victorio Vergilito, lyrics by Antonio Cantó, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Farolito Viejo, meaning ‘Old Lantern’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 15 December 1950; a tango with music composed by Luis Teisseire in 1927, lyrics by José Eneas Riú, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Anoche A Las Dos, meaning ‘Last Night At Two’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 15 November 1951; a tango with music composed by Raúl Joaquín de los Hoyos in 1926, lyrics by Roberto Lino Cayol, and sung by Armando Laborde.
  • Un Bailongo, meaning ‘A Dance’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 4 December 1950; a milonga with music composed by Carlos Gardel & José Razzano, first recorded in 1922, lyrics by Carlos Gardel & José Razzano, and sung by Armando Laborde and Rodolfo Lesica.
  • La Carreta, meaning ‘The Road’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 15 November 1951; a tango with music composed by José Servidio & Luis Servidio in 1927, lyrics by Francisco García Jiménez, and sung by Armando Laborde and Rodolfo Lesica.
  • Patio Porteña, meaning ‘Courtyard Of A Buenos Aires House’; recorded by Héctor Varela on 3 January 1952; a vals with music composed by Alfonso Lacueva & Julio Nistal, lyrics by Alfonso Lacueva & Julio Nistal, and sung by Armando Laborde and Rodolfo Lesica.

 

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.

 

An evening of vals

2020-03-25 - The Mandelbrot vals

With tango events cancelled for the foreseeable future, this week brings you another opportunity to dance at home. This week it’s an invitation to practice your vals skills. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image: Ann Smith – The Mandelbrot vals.

PLAYLIST:

2020-03-29 - Playlist

Tango For Dancing

2020-03-18 - TFD - BWR 3

Put the COVID-19 outbreak behind you this Sunday, and dance with your partner on the kitchen floor as Tango Capital returns to play the fourth Sunday of the month broadcasting a milonguita playlist for dancers, whereever they are. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

PLAYLIST:

2020-03-22 - Playlist

 

Yuko Kinoshia, DJ

2020-03-12 - Yuko Kinoshita DJing at El Boliche on 21 Jan 2019

Yuko Kinoshita shares her experiences of DJing traditional tango music for milongas around Australia. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: Ann Smith; Yuko Kinoshita DJing at El Boliche Polaco milonga on 21 January 2019.

PLAYLIST:

  • Tus Labios Me Dirán, meaning ‘Your Lips Will Tell Me’; recorded by Rodolfo Biagi on 15 October 1945; a tango with music composed by Emilio Brameri, lyrics by Héctor Marcó, and sung by Alberto Amor.
  • Se Fue, meaning ‘He Went’; recorded by Lucio Demare on 13 October 1943; a vals with music composed by Horacio Salgán in 1943, lyrics by Oscar Rubens, and sung by Raúl Berón.
  • Mala Junta, meaning ‘Bad Company’; recorded by Julio De Caro on 16 November 1938; a tango with music composed by Julio De Caro & Pedro Laurenz in 1927 and lyrics by Juan Miguel Velich.
  • Pena Mulata, meaning ‘Grief Of The Afro-Argentine Woman’; recorded by Carlos Di Sarli on 28 February 1941; a milonga with music composed by Sebastián Piana in 1941, lyrics by Homero Manzi, and sung by Roberto Rufino.
  • Si Soy Así, meaning ‘Yes, I’m Like That’; recorded by Francisco Lomuto on 14 June 1933; a tango with music composed by Francisco Lomuto in 1933, lyrics by Antonio Botta, and sung by Fernando Díaz.
  • Consejo De Oro, meaning ‘Golden Advice’; recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 27 February 1946; a tango with music composed by Arquímedes Arci, first recorded in 1933, lyrics by Arquímedes Arci, and sung by Roberto Chanel.
  • Escucháme Manón, meaning ‘Listen To Me’, and also known as ‘Indiferencia’; recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 10 June 1947; a tango with music composed by Francisco Pracánico, lyrics by Roberto Chanel & Claudio Frollo, and sung by Roberto Chanel.
  • Rondando Tu Esquina, meaning ‘Hanging Around Your Corner’; recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 18 July 1945; a tango with music composed by Charlo, lyrics by Enrique Cadícámo, and sung by Roberto Chanel.
  • Fuimos, meaning ‘We Were’; recorded by Osvaldo Pugliese on 28 March 1946; a tango with music composed by José Dames, first recorded in 1945, lyrics by Homero Manzi, and sung by Roberto Chanel.

 

Carlos Dante – singer

2020-03-06 -Carlos Dante

Last edition took a brief look at the professional life of Carlos Dante, and this edition explores their legacy of compositions and recordings with Caló, the Canaros Francisco and Rafael, and of course with De Angelis.. That’s this Sunday on Tango Capital, 7:00pm to 8:00pm:

Image Credit: https://www.todotango.com/english/artists/info/179/Carlos-Dante

PLAYLIST:

  • Mamá Yo Quiero Un Novio, meaning ‘Mama, I Want A Boyfriend’; recorded by Rafael Canaro in 1929; a tango with music composed by Ramón Collazo in 1928, lyrics by Roberto Fontaina, and sung by Carlos Dante and Rafael Canaro.
  • TBC, and also known as ‘Te Bese’; recorded by Rafael Canaro in 1929; a tango with music composed by Edgardo Donato in 1928, lyrics by Roberto Fontaina & Víctor Soliño, and sung by Carlos Dante and Rafael Canaro.
  • Ya No Cantas, Chingolo, meaning ‘You Don’t Sing Anymore, Little Bird’; recorded by Rafael Canaro in 1929; a tango with music composed by Antonio Scatasso in 1928, lyrics by Edmundo Bianchi, and sung by Carlos Dante and Rafael Canaro. The name is a reference to a small reddish-brown bird of the pampa as a symbol of the pampa lifestyle.
  • Como Palo ‘e Gallinero; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 24 November 1932; a ranchera with music composed by Rafael Rossi, lyrics by Francisco Brancatti, and sung by Carlos Dante and Ángel Ramos.
  • Quien Tuviera 20 Abriles, meaning ‘Who Is 20 Years Old?’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 24 November 1932; a tango sung by Carlos Dante.
  • Recuerdos Del Pasado, meaning ‘Memories Of The Past’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 24 November 1932; a tango with music composed by Enrique Delfino, lyrics by Enrique Delfino, and sung by Carlos Dante.
  • Serenata Criolla, meaning ‘Creole Serenade’; recorded by Francisco Canaro on 24 November 1932; a ranchera with music composed by Antonio Molina, and sung by Carlos Dante and Ángel Ramos.
  • No Vale La Pena, meaning ‘Not Worth It’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 5 October 1934; a tango with music composed by Antonio Helú, lyrics by Antonio Helú, and sung by Carlos Dante.
  • Alma Mía, meaning ‘My Soul’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 17 December 1935; a tango with music composed by Domingo Cuestas, lyrics by Mario Gomila, and sung by Carlos Dante and Hermanas Morel.
  • Caballo De Calesita, meaning ‘Merry-Go-Round Horse’; recorded by Miguel Caló on 14 March 1936; a tango with music composed by Miguel Nijensohn & Pedro Pandolfi, lyrics by Carlos Marín, and sung by Carlos Dante.
  • Patrona, meaning ‘Patron Saint’; recorded by Alfredo De Angelis on 29 May 1951; a milonga with music composed by Juan Larenza, lyrics by Cátulo Castillo, and sung by Carlos Dante.
  • Esta Noche Me Despido, meaning ‘Tonight I Say Good-bye’; recorded by Alfredo De Angelis on 12 May 1949; a tango with music composed by Carlos Dante, lyrics by José Rótulo, and sung by Carlos Dante.
  • Por Eso Te Quiero, meaning ‘That’s Why I Love You’; recorded by Alfredo De Angelis on 18 December 1953; a tango with music composed by Carlos Dante, lyrics by Reinaldo Yiso, and sung by Carlos Dante.
  • Tu Pollera Azul, meaning ‘Your Blue Skirt’; a tango with music composed by Carlos Dante & Victor Braña & Reinaldo Yiso, lyrics by Carlos Dante & Victor Braña & Reinaldo Yiso, and sung by Carlos Dante.
  • El Retrato De Los Viejos, meaning ‘The Portrait Of The Old Folk’; recorded by Alfredo De Angelis on 29 October 1956; a tango with music composed by Carlos Dante, lyrics by Jesús Otero, and sung by Oscar Larocca.
  • A Magaldi, meaning ‘To Magaldi’; recorded by Alfredo De Angelis on 21 October 1947; a vals with music composed by Carlos Dante & Pedro Noda, lyrics by Juan Bernardo Tiggi, and sung by Carlos Dante and Julio Martel. The title is a reference to the death of Agustín Magaldi, singer, and composer who died in 1938.
  • Selección De Valses, meaning ‘Selection Of Waltzes’; recorded by Francini-Pontier on 4 December 1953; a vals with music composed by Carlos Dante & Francisco Canaro, first recorded in 1952 and lyrics by Ivo Pelay & Juan Bernardo Tiggi. The valses making up this medley are Una Lágrima, A Mi Madre, Desde el Alma, Palomita Blanca, Amor y Cielo, and Un Placer.
  • Primer Beso, meaning ‘First Kiss’; recorded by Francini-Pontier on 4 February 1948; a vals with music composed by Carlos Dante & Pedro Noda, lyrics by Héctor Gagliardi, and sung by Raúl Berón and Roberto Rufino.