UNCERTAIN ORIGINS

Posted: August 20, 2008 in El tango cuenta su historia
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UNCERTAIN ORIGINS

PLAYLIST

1. ESTAMPA DEL 900, Romeo Gavioli
2. MALA JUNTA, Osvaldo Pugliese
3. MILONGA DEL 900, Emilio Ramil
4. ZAPATITOS DE RASO, Oscar Larroca
5. EL ESQUINAZO, Juan Cambareri
6. ALMA EN PENA, Anselmo Aieta
7. COMO ABRAZAO A UN RENCOR, Horacio Salgan with Angel Diaz

SYNOPSIS

The origins of the tango music and dance are uncertain. There are no documents or witnesses to help reconstruct its true birth. However there is enough historical material that allows us to imagine how must have been the city of Buenos Aires sixty years after the Declaration of Independence.

A fierce fight between the provinces and the port city had spilled Argentine blood on the battlefields. In 1873, the National Army, fresh from exterminating the insurgency in the provinces, introduced the Remington rifle to its arsenal, and used it efficiently to exterminate the indian population that had been limiting the expansion of the Buenos Aires landowners.

In spite of great opposition, Buenos Aires was declared the capital city of Argentina. Economically dependent from Great Britain for its exports of agriculatural products, politically ruled by an elite culturally dominated by France, and with the majority of its labor force resulting from immigration, the Buenos Aires society set the frame were the tango was going to be inserted.

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Comments
  1. gordibonita says:

    Maravilloso!… Maravilloso!… Sin palabras para agradecer y disfrutar de esos archivos… con todos los creditos que corresponden, los resproducire en mi blog de musica, para deleite de los amigos de todo el mundo. Muchas gracias
    Gordibonita
    http://www.gbysusrinconeros2.blogspot.com
    Olivia bilbao
    Argentina

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