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Pedro Maffia. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“La mariposa” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1966.

Pedro Maffia. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Pedro Maffia

Bandoneonist, leader, composer, teacher
(28 August 1899 – 16 October 1967)

It is not known what secret gift made Pedro Maffia find in the core of the bandoneon sounds that nobody had discovered before.

Until the second decade of the twentieth century bandoneon players had a tendency to imitate the flute —gradually displaced in the early quartets— and the barrell organ with their instrument. After undergoing in his chilhood the frequent beating with a chain made by his brutal father, who forced him to beg money after each tango he played, Maffia was who delivered the bandoneon needed by this popular genre so to leave behind the playful Guardia Vieja (old stream) and turn serious, concentrated, fairly dreaming and frequently sad. 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 Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dancer, 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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