A REFLECTION OF THE COUNTRY

Posted: August 4, 2008 in El tango cuenta su historia
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This is the first broadcast of the series EL TANGO CUENTA SU HISTORIA, half hour segments dedicated to highlight the history of the tango through its music. You don’t need to understand Spanish to enjoy it, but those who are fluent in the language of the tango will find the program entertaining and educational.

A REFLECTION OF THE COUNTRY

PLAYLIST

1. EL CHOCLO, Sexteto Mayor with Alba Solis
2. LA CANCION DE BUENOS AIRES, Osvaldo Pugliese with Abel Cordoba
3. PATOTERO SENTIMENTAL, Carlos Di Sarli with Mario Pomar
4. MALEVAJE, Carlos Gardel
5. JUAN PORTEñO, Edmundo Rivero
6. FUEYE, Anibal Troilo
7. CAMBALACHE, Julio Sosa

SYNOPSIS

For over a century, the tango has been the reflection of the country who gave it its origin. The music of tango was the result of a mixture of Creole and imported rhythms. The interracial blending of Italian, Spaniards, Jews and Creoles generated a type of Argentine man whose musical mirror is the tango. That new Argentino inherited two major attributes from the millions of immigrants that arrived to Buenos Aires in less than one hundred years: resentment and sadness. Thus, Discepolo’s description of the tango as a sad thought that people dance.

To deny the citizenship of the tango is to deny to existence of Buenos Aires. Being a hybrid product of the outskirts of the fledging city, Buenos Aires itself was the product of massive foreign population since the 16th century.

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Comments
  1. He mandado esto a mis listas propias para ayudar educar a mucha gente sobre aspectos del tango más allá de la danza.

    Gracias por hacer esto.

  2. Visual Vamp says:

    M*A*C*A*N*U*D*O*! Dame mas por favor!

  3. Tony del Pinal says:

    Saludos Alberto:

    Y felicidades por otra gran tarea y recurso para los tangueros! Saludes a Valorie y continuen su gran tarea.

  4. Luz Piedad Lopez says:

    Que hermoso programa! Magistralmente redactado y por la maravillosa voz del lector, es realmente un placer escucharlo!!!

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