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12/10/2014 at 10:57 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This week's tanda is calm, rhythmic tanda by Francisco Canaro with Roberto Maida singing. It starts with the very popular "Invierno." It is such a sweet and smooth song. Click here for a great translation of the lyrics from the Poesía de Gotán blog.

 

02/24/2013 at 11:47 PM in blog folder icon Music History
An examination of more complex structures of Argentine Tango music with analysis of Caminito and Poema.

 

01/11/2013 at 05:58 PM in blog folder icon Tango History
The original title was "Muchachos se armó la milonga," which uses lunfardo (street slang of Buenos Aires), but the title was changed along with many other tangos in 1943, because of "le ley seca (the dry law)" a policy by the ruling military and the Catholic church to "purify" the language of Argentina. They also wanted to protect the youth from the corrupting influence of tango.

 

12/03/2012 at 01:45 AM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This week's traditional tanda is a popular set by Francisco Canaro with Roberto Maida singing. This tanda features the super popular song Poema. Below are some more version of Poema. These songs have the sound of the Guardia Vieja period.

 

10/08/2012 at 11:31 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks tanda is a milonga set by Francisco Canaro with Roberto Maida singing.

 

09/16/2012 at 08:55 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks tanda is a fun vals set by Francisco Canaro with Francisco Amor singing.

 

07/30/2012 at 03:04 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks tanda is a classic tanda by Francisco Canaro with Ernesto Fama singing from 1939.

 

05/07/2012 at 11:00 AM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks tanda is a collection of milongas by Francisco Canaro. These three milongas are very spirited. Somtimes you might start with a slower tempo milonga and then build, but in this set I start out right away with a fast milonga. So, if people don't like fast milongas, they will know not to dance this tanda.

 

04/15/2012 at 10:48 PM in blog folder icon Traditional Tandas
This weeks tanda is an upbeat collection of songs by Francisco Canaro. This is a mixed set, in that two are instrumentals and two are with Roberto Maida singing. All the songs are playful and fun and have an older Guardia Vieja feel.

 

03/22/2012 at 12:06 AM in blog folder icon Tango Djing
Here is my collection of vals tandas (A - C)

 

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