El apache argentino. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“El apache argentino” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1944.

El apache argentino. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Manuel Aróztegui

Pianist and composer
(4 January 1888 – 14 November 1938)

In 1912 accompanied by Paulino Facciona (violin) and Manuel Firpo (bandoneon) he appeared at the Café El Maratón (on Canning and Costa Rica). A terrible shooting ended his performances which had been carried out for six months. Probably his bandoneon appealed to belligerent customers.

El Capuchino, a kind of cinema-ballroom was the new scenery, an ambience rather peaceful; there his tenure lasted three years.

His first tango composition —“El apache argentino”—, was heard for the first time in 1913 there.

Withdrawn from the musical activity, later Aróztegui devoted himself to decoration of toys that he himself peddled. Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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Marcelo Solis

I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with the culture of Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dance performer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.

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