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

“Arrabal” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica, 1937.

Enrique Cadícamo. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

“Garúa” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1943.

Enrique Cadícamo. Argentine music at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.Enrique Cadícamo

Poet, lyricist, composer, writer and theatral writer
(15 July 1900 – 3 December 1999)

It is difficult to find so prolific an author within any songbook in the world; he approached any imaginable subject to be sung and in all rhythms.

“An everlasting boy —wrote León Benarós—, Cadícamo seems to live counter clockwise. He keeps his hair intact, of a pale blond color, that becomes square at the back of his neck and rather long in a juvenile fashion… He wears light-colored ties —once we saw him with one of a subtle yellow color— and his sports coats add him youth. He wants to forget about time because he knows that time —“that dark enemy that sucks our blood”, according to Baudelaire’s lines—, feeds on our illusions, on our life…” Continue reading at www.todotango.com…

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Marcelo Solis dancing Argentine Tango at a milonga in Buenos Aires.

“La vida es una milonga” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Martín Podestá in vocals, 1941 (English translation of lyrics).

“La vida es una milonga” by Pedro Laurenz y su Orquesta Típica with Martín Podestá in vocals, 1941 (English translation of lyrics).

Marcelo Solis dancing Argentine Tango at a milonga in Buenos Aires.

Music and lyrics: Fernando Jose Juan Montoni and Rodolfo Sciammarella.

Everyone is waiting
Improving their situation,
All live sighing
Rightly or wrongly.

Everyone regrets
If in the good they are no longer,
No one can stand the storm
If the “contra” is given.

Life is a milonga
And you ought to know how to dance it.
The one who loses his rhythm
Is one too many on the dance floor.

Life is a milonga
And you ought to know how to dance it,
Because it’s sad to be sitting
While the others dance.

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