Tango Argentino > Argentine tango - I am currently listening to

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Sagitta, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. desinel

    desinel New Member

    Yeah... i think it is time that i look into alternative tango music... Our tango class has been experiencing some problems... we were told by the owner of the bar where we practice AT, to play the tango music only from 6.30 to 7.00 pm, only half an hour as opposed to 1 hour, like we used to... a bit of a nuissance... So, for the last few days i have been listening to some old classical jazz to see whether it would be suitable...
  2. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    What kind of bar are you practicing in? What sort of music do they usually play? If I know that, I might be able to give you some suggestions of tango-able stuff that would be acceptable, if you'd like.
  3. MaggieB

    MaggieB New Member

    For what its worth when we held milongas in a downtown nightclub last summer I made some disks I called "Totally Mixed Up Tango" so that we could hand the owner one CD and get a full hour of mixed up music we could tango to...

    I was particularly cognizant of the fact that the general patrons were not ATango dancers so I purposely sprinkled in mainstream music we could tango to in between the actual Argentine Tango songs. It really got the attention of the general public and good comments from the establishment because it kept everyone happy.

    Some of the titles we mixed in with the trads & neo-tango were:

    Temptation by Diana Krall
    Moondance by Van Morrison
    Seduces Me by Celine Dion
    Tango to Evora by Loreena McKennitt
    Woman by Neneh Cherry
    So In Love by KD Lang
    Spanish Guitar by Tony Braxton

    It was great fun, we got to dance all night, and brought over our share of "converts" that just had to know what it was that we were doing... kinda like doing a "Hit & Run" except that it was a Hit & Stay!
  4. fun

    fun New Member

    Along your lines desinel, peaches etc..
    Why not just dance to their music rather than making them play our music?

    Last week a few of us open minded neo tango dancers went to a bar in the Hilton in Sydney where a live band was playing danceable "jazzy" music with a singer.

    Despite a carpet floor - we had a fantastic time. We were also surprised that during one hour or so we had about five people complimenting on and inquiring about our dancing. It was technically Argentine Tango - perhaps fused with a little Salsa.

    One man in particular - a former basketball player noticed an (appearently unexpected) deep connection between the dancers especially that girl that closed her eyes during the dance while "resting" her head on her partners shoulders...

    Another man said we saved his evening as it was very entertaining to watch and he has never seen something like that before...

    After the band they played some electronic Tangos from CD - coincidence..?

    I have a feel we might go there again :)

    That reminds me that I had a great time in New Orleans some years ago when I danced with my partner tango to the christmas music in some nightclubs and restaurants or the live bands in the casinos in Nevada (where nobody else was paying attention to them..) ..or the Hotelbars at the beaches in Hawaii or a night club in San Juan del Norte (Nicaragua) etc..
  5. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    That sounds like great idea, Fun.

    That's kind of what I was trying to get at...supplying definitely-AT-able music which is very close to what the bar would be playing anyway.

    As for me, I don't generally AT anywhere interesting b/c there's never anyone with me who dances it...unless I'm at a milonga to begin with.
  6. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    I dunno--some of those songs would literally force me to dance something other than tango...
  7. desinel

    desinel New Member

    Hey, Peaches!

    Sorry, I didn't have a chance to respond... They play a lot of pop... some reggueton (?), since it is Africa... the DJ was kind enough to put something as slow and more or less rythmic as Diana Krall... I chose some of Dinnah Washington's tracks, plus Billie Holiday... Peggy Lee... plus some slows of Celine Dion like Nature Boy, Tellement j'ai d'amour pour toi... and Solace from Sting film (piano), some Diana Krall... and Sting's La Belle Dame Sans Regrets...


  8. ssjss

    ssjss New Member

    Sonia Possetti, I finally found some where that has Her Cd's and many more hard to find Tango music.
  9. desinel

    desinel New Member

    It was so amazing... I just got back from a duet concert (Fabrizio Meloni, clarnet and Roberto Prosseda, piano) organised by the Italian Cultural Centre here in Ethiopia... They were playing Schumann, von Weber, Rossini, Poulenc and Lovreglio and somehow as a christmas surprise they decided to play Piazzolla's Oblivion... it was so beautiful listening to it live... so unforgettable and so bizzare listening to Piazzola played live by the Italian duet in Africa...
  10. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Am. So. Unbelievably. JEALOUS!!!
  11. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    desinel, you should have tango'ed to it. Oblivion is IMHO, one of those "magical" songs that just make that Tango "Thing" happen.
  12. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    i've got a lucia micarelli cd (violin player) whose second track is oblivion. omg... never fails to transport me. i have even spontaneously wept to that track. so, so, so gorgeous...

    anybody heard it?
  13. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Don't know that version. But if it's Oblivion...you can't go wrong.

    It's one of my funeral songs (that, and Solitude).

    I've come close to spontaneous tears with both of those.
  14. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    'An den Wassern zu Babel' from Arbos by Arvo Part does it for me. Actually there was an outdoor carol service and the choir were singing some classical miserere or something; my g*d, straight to the heart stuff
  15. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    I'm currently listening to
    Bad day by Daniel Powter
    Not tango but I'd like to try and dance a tango on it. Could not be much worse than what I'm doing on regular tangos anyway.
  16. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    Gloomy Sunday by Quadro Nuevo from cd 'tango bitter sweet'
  17. desinel

    desinel New Member

    Yes, Ampster... I know, I only wished I weren't a beginner... and I wished my husband who was sitting next to me were a tango dancer too... I think the first thing i did when I came home was i played oblivion on my computer several times... it simply wasn't enough...

    I have just looked up lucia micarelli on Amazon and found her CD... violin alone must sound absolutely amazing...
  18. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    you might like gloomy sunday see below for down load

    w/.... music.allofmp3.com/r2/Quadro_Nuevo/Tango_Bittersweet/group_68818/album_1/mcatalog.shtml?albref=25
  19. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Currently listening to 3 songs which I'd love to hear played as a milonga tanda...

    Negra Maria (my version done by J.C. Miranda)
    Carnavalito (R. Beron)
    Azabache (F. Diaz & J. Omar)

    All, interestingly given some recent postings, from a cd of candombes.
  20. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

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