Francisco Gorrindo. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Ansiedad” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Echagüe in vocals, 1938.

Francisco Gorrindo. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Francisco Gorrindo

(5 October 1908 – 2 January 1963)

Around the late 30s the name of Francisco Gorrindo reached, suddenly, a great reputation, as a consequence of the appearance of a series of tangos whose lyrics were immediately included into the popular ear and feeling.

Sententious, persuading lyrics, because they were conveyed with a direct, touching and plain language, and even though they evidenced disbelief and pointed out at injustice, this material caused a striking impact between 1936 and 1940. And all that had been originated in the pen of this poet from Quilmes, at that period standing as a would-be boom.

Those hits were “Las cuarenta”, “Paciencia”, “Mala suerte”, “Gólgota”, “La bruja”, “Ansiedad”, to mention only the pieces that sprung up almost one after the other during that short period. Continue reading at…

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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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