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“Becoming Argentina” interviews Marcelo Solis

“Becoming Argentina” interviews Marcelo Solis

 Vance Woods (Independent Writer/Editor | Team Lead – Translations/Copy Editor – USA | Archivoz Magazine | Cataloger Valley Library Oregon State University)

I had the pleasure and honor to be interviewed by Vance Woods (Independent Writer/Editor | Team Lead – Translations/Copy Editor – USA | Archivoz Magazine | Cataloger Valley Library Oregon State University) for his blog “Becoming Argentina”.

We talked about how did I get to where I am today and how did the Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires come into being; about Tango as a multifaceted manifestation in dance, music, poetry, and more; he asked me what is my favorite tango lyric; about Tango, Argentina, and Buenos Aires; about the effects the Covid-19 pandemic has had on tango culture; about what it means to be a milonguero; on Tango as an industry as opposed to Tango as a cultural practice, and how these two aspects interact; and why do you I think that Tango has so strongly appeal.
I enjoyed so much this interview and I know you are going to enjoy it too.

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“A otra cosa che pebeta” by Ricardo Tanturi y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Castillo in vocals, 1943.

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Enrique Cadícamo, Argentine Tango lyricist and composer.

Enrique Cadícamo

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

He was one of the most prolific authors of Tango.

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.

He traveled abroad, especially to France.

He published several books, wrote for theatre and cinema, and directed movies too.

He was undoubtedly a great of Argentine popular song; notable, superb.

Read more about Enrique Cadícamo at www.todotango.com

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We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

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"Yo soy el Tango", Argentine Tango music sheet.

“Yo soy el Tango” by Aníbal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1941.

“Yo soy el Tango” by Aníbal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Francisco Fiorentino in vocals, 1941.

Music: Domingo Federico. Lyrics: Homero Expósito.

“I am
the milongón tango
born in the suburbs
malevos and murky.

Today,
that I am in the dance hall,
they know me tamed,
sweet and tired.
What to believe for,
why lie
that I am changed,
if I am the same as yesterday.

Listen to my song.

Don’t you see that I am gotán?

I break in my song
like a steel dagger
to sing a betrayal.
I like to compadrear,
I’m brave for dancing
listen to my song:

I am the old tango
born in the suburbs.”

More Argentine Tango lyrics

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  • Amazon music

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We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

Ver este artículo en español

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"A pan y agua", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“A pan y agua” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1945.

“A pan y agua” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1945.

'A pan y agua', Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

Juan Carlos Cobián

Pianist, leader, composer and lyricist (31 May 1896 – 10 December 1953)

In 1916, he joined a trio with Eduardo Arolas on bandoneon and Tito Roccatagliatta on violin, at the stage of the cabaret Montmartre, shared with Pepita Avellaneda, the first woman who sang publicly tangos.

That same year he had to comply with the military service, but he postponed it on his own decision and had to inevitably serve three years later, generally under arrest.

What gave him good reasons to compose then his later famous “A pan y agua”.

After over a year serving in the Infantry Regiment 2, he got the discharge he was longing for and went on with his normal life, that is to say, the one he led protected by night shadows, among good tangos, good whisky and beautiful girls.

Later withdrew from musical activity voluntarily, confining himself in his humble little apartment placed on Montevideo street.

Read more about Juan Carlos Cobián at www.todotango.com

Listen and buy:

  • Amazon music

  • iTunes music

  • Spotify

We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

Ver este artículo en español

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Alberto Marino, Argentine Tango singer.

“Tal vez será su voz” by Aníbal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1943.

“Tal vez será su voz” by Aníbal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1943.

Alberto Marino, Argentine Tango singer.

Alberto Marino

Singer and composer (April 26,1923 – June 21, 1989)

His tenor register and the influence of the Italian singing school, which although several tango vocalists had it, in the case of the “Tano (Italian)” Marino, it generated the feeling that he had more than enough voice for the challenge presented by the lyrics. 

He could go from a powerful high to a deep bass with the ease of the chosen ones, he had an unmistakable vibrato but which he did not abuse. 

The truth is that the great conductor Alfredo Gobbi baptized him “The golden voice of tango.”

He made his debut as an orchestral singer in 1939.

The bandoneon player Aníbal Troilo listens to him sing and makes him an offer to join his group. He accepts the offer of Troilo with whom he performed from 1943 to 1947. 

For many it was the singer’s best time, his versions of the tangos “Tres amigos“, “Fuimos” and “Tal vez será su voz” are true jewels, among many others, of his contribution to the history of Tango.

Alberto Marino left us with the indelible memory of the brilliance and sonority of his golden voice.

Read more about Alberto Marino at Wikipedia.org

Listen and buy:

  • Amazon music

  • iTunes music

  • Spotify

We are happy to have a collaboration with the people from tangotunes.com from whom some of you may have heard, they do high-quality transfers from original tango shellacs.

It is the number 1 source for professional Tango DJs all over the world.

  • Now they started a new project that addresses the dancers and the website is https://en.mytango.online
    You will find two compilations at the beginning, one tango and one vals compilation in amazing quality.
    The price is 50€ each (for 32 songs each compilation) and now the good news!

If you enter the promo code 8343 when you register at this site you will get a 20% discount!

Thanks for supporting this project, you will find other useful information on the site, a great initiative.

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