This one is for tango junkies :)

12 Aug

Never, in my entire life, have I seen someone dancing tango like this. As i was saying in a previous post, neotango is not just about the music, it also inspires dancers to be more creative, and improvise moves. I was looking for a nice video for this song to post in my ‘music page’, but this is simply fantastic, and i decided not to post this video just for the great song, but also for the wonderful dance 🙂

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3 Responses to “This one is for tango junkies :)”

  1. jantango August 12, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    Roberto Alvarez, bandoneonist and director of Orquesta Color Tango, was interviewed for El Tangauta (August 2009 No. 178)

    What is your opinion about electronic tango?
    “I am going to make a lot of enemies with my opinion. I see it as a fad, it doesn’t have any strength, and it is not an interesting creation, much less a renovation. On the contrary, I think it is a disrespect to tango. Those who make this style are generally are not from the tango scene, but come from other genres to exploit the extraordinary success of our urban music in the world. For me, the last thing tango needs is drums and a hammering rhythm. Our style, for example, does not allow for an even rhythm where all beats are equal. Pianist Carlos Garcia once told me that changes in tango happen naturally; one cannot set out to do something new and different. Fortunately today we have an extraordinary new generation. Among those who were part of Color Tango, two true masters stand out—bandoneonist Horacio Romo and pianist Christian Zarate, who is also a great arranger and composer. He can write for a symphonic orchestra. Both of them are trying to make a genuine contribution to tango. For me, what must be done is to create a different proposal but without leaving the roots of tango, because if not, mistakes will be made.”

  2. Adelaide Vroshevski August 12, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    Well, as you might have read in this post i am very fond of neo tango in general. But i don’t like everything. Even when it comes to great artists such as Bajofondo or Tanghetto…there are some songs that are too ‘electronic’ and i find it difficult to dance to. I used to think that people shouldn’t do covers of others songs, but now i slightly changed my mind. For example i think this song is very good.

    The fact that i like this kind of tango might be related to my age. Joe Cocker has a song ‘N’oubliez jamais, my father used to say every generation has its way..’. I am only 20 years old, and i have been dancing tango for quite a while, and i started with traditional tango. I love Color Tango, and Christian Zarate, but neo tango is not something which should not exist. The music is transforming itself, and it’s not just tango.

    And as i was saying earlier, I am very young, and I do like electronic music, alternative, jazz…I listen to ‘old music’ as much as i listen to ‘new music’. I listen to Nina Simone, and Katie Melua, for example, and i listen to Carlos Gardel, but i also think Gotan Project are doing an excellent job.

    How would the world have been like if people only read Plato and Aristotle, and no one had tried to write something new? The enlightened philosophers agreed to what classic writers said, but they also came up with new ideas, which turned up to be useful for everyone 🙂

  3. Arlene August 13, 2009 at 4:12 pm #

    I’m with Jan on this. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, this is not tango music and is hardly even tango influenced music as what I like to classify this style of music. Or as my children would say – and they are the same age as you are – dicey Spanish trance music.

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