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Charlo: not just a singer, also a musician and composer

Few modern-day dancers and even DJs truly realise how important tango canción has been in tango music as a whole. Tango canción can be explained as a recording of a tango lyric fully sung by a singer, who is totally … Continue reading

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(part 2/2) A brutal, unknown tango by infamous poet Luis Rubistein – and two stars enacting it

This is the second half of the article, you can find the first half here. As we saw in our introduction to the tango poet Luis Rubistein, his lyrics have a markedly dramatic style and a sometimes even nasty edge, … Continue reading

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(part 1/2) A brutal, unknown tango by infamous poet Luis Rubistein – and two stars enacting it

More often than not, the creative masters behind some of your favorite tangos have remained totally hidden to the wider public of tango dancers and even, yes, to some of the craziest aficionados out there. Some of those classic songs … Continue reading

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Let’s “imagine” a lost Fresedo song

(I recommend reading my previous article about Fresedo which might foster your understanding of some of the topics below…) Around 1935, like a few other orchestras, Osvaldo Fresedo’s music was starting to become more “mature” in one way or another, … Continue reading

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“A wife in my life? No thanks, I prefer tango”

I cannot but observe our little tango sect as the perfect refuge for solitary souls and other complex characters, who probably have never really met normal society’s standards, but instead like to discretely convene in some random, rundown venue, just … Continue reading

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A cornerstone of Fresedo’s smooth sound?

It has been my intention so far to cast some light on barely-known musicians or songs in tango history. Today, let’s zoom in on the virtually unknown musician featured below, Adolfo Muzzi, born in distant times when Adolf was still … Continue reading

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Arcieri, a typical ”Unknown Soldier”

As you might have noticed in my previous articles, a recurrent theme I like to place emphasis on is how incomplete our vision on Golden Age tango music is. This vision has been mostly defined by the actual recordings that … Continue reading

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How to survive Corona times? Learn from the best!

When you first began dancing tango, you probably couldn’t have imagined that one day, you would be stuck at home with no access whatsoever to any tango salon. Sure, maybe one day you would have some kind of back or … Continue reading

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Something not only tango DJs struggle with…

Are you reading this AND are you a tango DJ? My mathematical instincts tell me there’s a statistical chance of 65% that you meet both these standards. In case you do, before beginning with your tango DJ career, there was … Continue reading

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A ‘D’Arienzo Unknown’? History retold: a case like Mauré and Reynal

That’s quite a long text below, huh? But… how about a little game first: if I say ”Alberto Echagüe”, what orchestra will you immediately mention? But had I said ”Juan Carlos Lamas” instead, would your reaction have been just as … Continue reading

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