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    "El Choclo" by Ángel D'Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals (1941)
    February 16, 2018
    He bears the title of Father of Tango, a somewhat exaggerated qualification because there were many circumstances which originated our music. But his influence was so important in the beginnings and its development which made him deserve this designation.
    Ovidio José Benito Bianquet "El Cachafaz"
    February 14, 2018
    His story is part of the tango mythology, a legend, today very few who had witnessed his life or his art remain. His image was captured on the film Tango, premiered in 1933, where he can be seen with his partner Carmencita Calderón, just a girl under 20 years old.
    Myriam Pincen & Blas Catrenau
    February 13, 2018
    Blas Catrenau started dancing tango in his early youth among other young men at the practice studio of Crisol and Verné. Later he attended several carnival balls organized at local clubs such as San Lorenzo de Almagro.
  • Carmencita & Cachafaz. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires
    Carmencita Calderón
    February 10, 2018
    In those early tango ambiences, with strong uncured brandy, with thick and cheap tobacco smoke, with tough quarrelsome rivalry, women scarcely showed their presence through foreign whores —mostly French— or girls from the interior popularly known as chinas.
  • Argentine Tango classes with Marcelo Solis at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires. San Francisco Bay Area.
    8 weeks training program is starting on...
    February 6, 2018
    Monday April 2, 2018 in San Jose. Wednesday April 4, 2018 in San Francisco.  Friday April 6, 2018 in Lafayette.
  • Héctor Varela. Argentine Tango miusic selected by Marcelo Solis. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.
    "Mi Dolor" by Héctor Varela y su Orquesta Típica (1953)
    January 29, 2018
    Héctor Varela, lead bandoneon and arranger of the Juan D'Arienzo Orchestra, for ten years, identified himself with the trends of a genuine traditional origin, and his orchestra boasted, as major attraction, the precision of a difficult technical performance, in the middle of a very personal hasty rhythmic beat.
  • Ricardo Tanturi. Argentine Tango music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires
    "Pocas palabras" by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals (1941)
    January 28, 2018 Ricardo Tanturi: El caballero del tango Pianist, leader and composer (27 January 1905 - 24 January 1973) The turn for records came in 1937 with an unforgettable piece recorded for Odeón, containing the instrumental version of "Tierrita" tango by Agustín Bardi, and "A la luz del candil", with music written by the talented Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores, cruel lyrics by Julio Navarrine, and sang by Carlos Ortega. But Tanturi's great success would come in 1939 when he incorporated Alberto Castillo, a great attraction for the public. Castillo, with his perfect tune, master ability in the use of pitches and mezza voce, seduced the audience in many possible ways: with his exaggerated gestures, his masculine elegance and neat hair style, his gynecologist degree (obtained in 1942) and that sometimes intimate sometimes lively mood, all of which made a show of each and every tango. Continue reading. Find it in iTunes More music?
    "Sobre el pucho" by Juan D'Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Héctor Mauré, 1941.
    January 26, 2018
    José González Castillo truly disembarked in the genre with the lyrics of “Sobre el pucho”, after Sebastián Piana's music, which was introduced at the talent contest organized by Tango cigarettes.
  • Learn to dance Argentine Tango at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires with Marcelo Solis in the San Francisco Bay Area
    First week classes
    January 9, 2018
    Here some videos to review the exercises made in class. Try these exercises and please let us know if you have any questions.
  • Carlos Di Sarli. History of Tango. Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires. Marcelo Solis
    "La Trilla" by Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica, 1940.
    January 7, 2018
    He, as nobody else, knew how to combine the rhythmic cadence of tango with a harmonic structure, apparently simple, but full of nuances and subtleties.

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