Tango Music

Argentine tango music has many variations from the soft graceful rhythms from the Golden Era of 1940s Buenos Aires for example that of Carlos Di Sarli:

Video of Argentine tango with one of our guest teachers,
Gabriela Fernandez of Argentina

To the uplifting rhythm of vals:


Sebastian Jimenez & Maria Ines Bogado

To the fun of the faster paced milonga:

Mariano Otero y Alejandra Heredia (Zapatos Rotos)

Los Hermanos Macana (The Macana Brothers)

Some more milonga with playful slow and fast sections.

To the more modern music of Gotan Projec and Bailongo (see below):

Mariano and Eugenia dance with care and musicality to this tango nuevo track


Tango en Punta: Ariadna Naveira and Fernando Sanchez

Because Argentine tango is a dance which is improvised in the moment it can also be danced to any music, new or old.

Buying Music:

If you only buy 1 CD it has to be “Tango Federico’s selection of The Worlds Greatest Salon Tangos”.  It is a 4 CD set with 108 classic original tracks.  You can buy it from Amazon for about £18.

If you join the Suffolk Library you can legally download 5 tracks per week.  Click here for more details.

Beginners may like to use the library service to download these tracks which go at a gentle pace and are ideal for practice.

  • Ojos Negros, Osmar Maderna y su Orquesta Ti., Una Antologia del Tango – “Las Orquestas”
  • Derrotado , Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta ., Archivo RCA : Carlos Di Sarli Vol. 2
  • Bahia Blanca, Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta ., Archivo RCA : Carlos Di Sarli Vol. 3
  • El Ingeniero, Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta .., Inolvidables RCA – 20 Grandes Exitos
  • 9 Puntos, Los Se, Archivo Columbia : Osvaldo Fresedo – Los Senores Del Tango
  • Pobre Yo , Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta ., Serie 78 RPM : Carlos Di Sarli Vol.1
  • Vida Mia, Osvaldo Fresedo y su Orquesta .., Locos X El Tango
  • Nido Gaucho , Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta .. , Serie 78 RPM: Carlos Di Sarli (1954-1956)
  • Milonguero Viejo , Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta .. Tango – An Anthology
  • Tus Palabras Y La Noche , Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta .. , Archivo RCA : Carlos Di Sarli Vol. 2
  • No Te Aguanto Mas , Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta .., Serie 78 RPM : Carlos Di Sarli Vol.1
  • Comme Il Faut , Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta .. , Archivo RCA: La Decada del ’50 – Carlos Di Sarli – Juan D’Arienzo
  • Chau Pinela , Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta .. , Serie 78 RPM : Carlos Di Sarli Vol.1
  • Derecho Viejo , Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta T.. , Coleccion Inolvidables RCA – 20 Grandes Exitos
  • Coqueta , Orquesta Tipica Victor , 50 Classic Tangos

If you want want advice on what to buy then contact Michael Lavocah based in Norwich at www.milonga.co.uk

You can listen to hundreds of tango tracks in different categories at http://www.todotango.com/english/music/.  For example:, here are some classic easy tracks to dance to:

 

Tips on listening to the music: http://www.todotango.com/english/history/chronicle/448/Listening-to-tango-dance-music-A-beginners-guide/

 

Other interesting video Clips and websites:

Astor Piazzola talks about the bandoneon

Tango – It’s not just a dance (Documentary)

 

Macana Brothers dancing Mala Junta