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“María” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

“María” by Anibal Troilo y su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Marino in vocals, 1945 (English translation).

Anibal Troilo and Cátulo Castillo. Argentine Tango music and poetry.

Music: Aníbal Troilo. Lyrics: Cátulo Castillo.

Maybe your name is just Maria..!

I don’t know if you were the echo of an old song,
but long, long ago, you were deeply mine
over a sad landscape, passed out with love…

Autumn brought you, drenched in agony,
your poor hat and the brown overcoat…
You were like the street of melancholy,
that was raining… raining on my heart ..!

Maria..!
In the shadows of my room
it is your step that returns…

Maria..!
And it’s your voice, small and sad,
that of the day you said:
“There is nothing between the two of us anymore…”

Maria..!
The most mine ..! The Distant ..!
If she cames back another morning
through the streets of farewell..!

Your eyes were ports that kept away,
its horizon of dreams and a flower silence…
But your good hands, they returned present,
to cure my fever, faded with love…

An Autumn you left..! Your name was Maria
and I never knew anything about your unhappy course…
If you were like the landscape of Melancholy,
that it was raining… it was raining, on the gray street…

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El Choclo, Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

“El Choclo” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1941.

“El Choclo” by Ángel D’Agostino y su Orquesta Típica with Ángel Vargas in vocals, 1941.

El Choclo, Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

Juan Carlos Marambio Catán

Singer, lyricist, composer and actor (30 July 1895 – 15 February 1973)

Of all Marambio Catán’s activities it is impossible to omit his contribution as author.

Because of that he is remembered today, in a dictum that is not unfair, but it is indeed not thoroughly thought over when all his fame in this sense is based in the memory of three or four pieces.

“Acquaforte” with music by Horacio Pettorossi, his most widely known creation which was a hit in the songbooks of Gardel and Magaldi was born in Europe.

Let us add the lyrics of several tangos which became famous in their instrumental versions, such as “El monito”, “Buen amigo” or “El choclo”.

Read more about Juan Carlos Marambio Catán 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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Tango, our dance, documentary.

“Tango, Our Dance”, Argentine Tango documentary.

Learn more about Argentine Tango watching: “Tango, bayle nuestro”

“Tango, Our Dance” (English Subtitled)

Interviews with milongueros, Argentine Tango masters and performers in 1987.

Director Jorge Zanada spent years researching and recording the Tango’s place in Argentine culture.

The sensuality and stylized ritual of the tango are captured in this illuminating documentary.

Most riveting are the milongueros-the amateur dancers who preserve the pure, traditional steps.

Their intimate stories about their personal experiences reveal the intensity that feed their individual Tango styles.

Numerous tango aficionados, including actors Robert Duvall and Juan Carlos Copes (star of Broadway’s TANGO ARGENTINO), make special appearances. A passionate valentine to what Martha Graham called “the most beautiful dance of this century.”

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Argentine Tango intermediate class with Miranda: crosses 2

Argentine Tango intermediate class: crosses 2

Argentine Tango intermediate class: crosses 2

  • Argentine Tango intermediate class with Miranda: crosses 2.

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  • At our private lessons we work intensely on foundations, rhythm, musicality and connection with partner. We design a program according to your own goals and requirements.

  • While group classes are necessary to work on the social aspects of this beautiful art form, during private lessons we focus on the specific details of your dance which are important in achieving your goal of being a great dancer, a true milonguera or milonguero.

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El Tango es una historia- Disco

“El Tango es una historia” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Chanel in vocals, 1944 with English translation of the lyrics.

“El Tango es una historia” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Chanel in vocals, 1944; with English translation of the lyrics.

El Tango es una historia- Disco

Music: Roberto Chanel. Lyrics: Reinaldo Yiso.

En hojas de berro, con pluma de llanto,
escribió su historia aquel viejo viejo arrabal.
Después de un bohemio con alma de santo,
le puso armonía, lo hizo inmortal.
Igual que esos yuyos de humildes veredas,
que nacen un día sin causa y razón,
así nació el tango y hoy es una estrella
que brilla en el cielo de toda emoción.

El tango es una historia,
cada frase es un recuerdo,
cada parte es una vida con una pena escondida
y todo el tango es lo nuestro.
Emoción que se hace queja
en la voz del bandoneón.
El tango es siempre una historia
que tiene en todas sus hojas
palabras del corazón.

English translation:

In cress leaves, with a crying feather,
the old suburb wrote his story.
Then a bohemian with the soul of a saint,
gave it harmony, made it immortal.
Like humble grass of the sidewalks,
that are born a day without cause and reason,
that’s how tango was born and today it’s a star
that shines in the sky of every emotion.

Tango is a story,
Every sentence is a memory,
each part is a life with a hidden grief
and all the tango is what belongs to us.
Emotion that becomes a complain
in the voice of the bandoneon.
Tango is always a story
which has in all its pages
words from the heart.

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