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Alternative Tanda 9: Electronic (Bajofondo Tango Club)

This weeks tanda is a collection of electronic tangos by Bajofondo Tango Club. Bajofondo is one of the most consistently good electronic tango groups. This is a downtempo set of very beautiful songs. The first song, "Centroja," has been shortened to make it better for dancing. We recently did a class demo to "Forma" which can be viewed below.

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Tanda of the Week 9 (Francisco Canaro Milongas) 2012-05-07

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.

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Alternative Tanda 8: Modern Classical

This weeks alternative tanda is a collection of modern classical pieces excellent for dancing tango. The first is a band called Apocalyptica, who covers lots of Metallica songs. This version of "Nothing Else Matters" has been popular for years as an alternative tango. The second song is from an Italian movie soundtrack called "Cuore Sacro." It is a beautiful song and I love dancing to it. The third song is from the Mr. and Mrs. Smith Soundtrack and is very bold and a great way to end this tanda. One thing that ties all of these songs together is that they all start soft and slow and then build and build to really wonderful crescendos.

Note: I first heard "Cuore Sacro" in a performance video of Robin Thomas and Kayla Mares.

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Ricardo Tanturi

Here is a collection of Ricardo Tanturi tandas. My favorite tandas are highlighted.

Song Orchestra Cantor/Singer Year Type
         
Ricardo Tanturi con Alberto Castillo Tandas
 
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Recuerdo Malevo Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Noches de Colon Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
La Vida es Corta Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Pocas Polabras Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
 
  Ricardo Tanturi   1941 Tango
Argañarez // Aquellas Farras Ricardo Tanturi   1940 Tango
La Vida es Corta Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Una Noche de Garufa Ricardo Tanturi   1941 Tango
Comparsa Criolla Ricardo Tanturi   1941 Tango
 
Asi Se Baila el Tango Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
Recuerdo Malevo Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Noches de Colon Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
El Tango es el Tango Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
 
Ese Sos Vos Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Al Compás de un Tango Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
Decile Que Vuelva Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
Me Llaman el Zorro Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
 
Ricardo Tanturi con Enrique Campos Tandas
 
Qué Será de Ti Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1942 Tango
Palomita Mia Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Malvon Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Una Emoción Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Igual Que un Sombra Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1945 Tango
 
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Una Emoción Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Muchachos Comienza La Ronda Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Oigo Tu Voz Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Igual Que Un Bandoneon Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango
         
Palomita Mia Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Recién Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango
De Seis a Siete Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1945 Tango
El Corazón Me Decia Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango
 
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Que Nunca Me Falte Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
La Abondoné y No Sabía Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango
Cuatro Lagrimas Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1945 Tango
Ivón Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1945 Tango
 
Qué Será de Ti Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1942 Tango
Que Vas Buscando Muneca Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Que Nunca Me Falte Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
La Abandoné y No Sabía Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango

 

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Alternative Tanda 7: Astor Piazzolla

This weeks alternative tango is a collection of songs by Astor Piazzolla. What amazes me about Piazzolla is how he can put so many emotions into the same piece of music.

This version of "Libertango" is a remix by Hi Perspective and is nice because it has a bit slower and has more of a beat than other versions. The only negative to it is that it has a very fast fade out at the end of the song.

"Cite Tango" is so light and playful and then it becomes soft and romantic. It feels like being at an amusement park.  You are having fun all day, but then it gets late and you start to get tired. You realize that the fun is over and that you must go home.

This version of "Tanguedia III" is from Tango Zero Hour, one of my favorite Piazzolla albums. This song is very aggressive, almost violent. You have to be bold and precise dancing to it. I also like to use lots of changes of directions (alterations). I have edited the song to remove the 22 second intro.

If you wanted to keep this tanda under 10 minutes, you could use Gotan Projects edit of "Cite Tango" which is 3.56 and then start Tanguedia III at the 1.34 mark.

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