Emilio Balcarce. Argentine music at Escuela de tango de Buenos Aires.

“Si sos brujo” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica, 1952.

Emilio Balcarce. Argentine music at Escuela de tango de Buenos Aires.

Emilio Balcarce

Violinist, bandoneonist, bandleader, arranger and composer (22 February 1918 – 19 January 2011)

Enamored with music, his blood is nurtured by the sap of tango and the four-to-the-bar beat circulates in his veins as soon as his fingers caress the strings of his violin and transfer his feeling to the bandoneon keyboard.

He decided to play bandoneon to make it weep or sing influenced by its expressive forcefulness, the sweetness of its nuances and the harmony of its chords.

Playing as second violin for Osvaldo Pugliese —Herrero was the lead violin—, recorded “Si sos brujo” (composed by him). 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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