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“Pura maña” by Alfredo De Ángelis y su Orquesta Típica, 1943.

Pura maña | Argentine music to learn to dance 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.

Maffia was who delivered the bandoneon needed by this popular genre so to leave behind the playful Guardia Vieja and turn serious, concentrated, fairly dreaming and frequently sad.

As composer, very few were like him. Among his great tangos, stands out “Pura maña”

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