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EPOCA by Gotan Project

 
Gotan Project broke onto the music scene in 1999 with their innovative mix of electro-tango. The trio of elegant, dark-suited showmen went on to score a huge international success with their d�but album "La Revancha del Tango". They have now carved out a worldwide reputation as fusion mixmasters.

Gotan Project - El Capitalismo Foraneo

 
Ironically, after having launched a vogue for electro-tango all the way to Buenos Aires and back, Gotan Project ventured beyond what could strictly be termed the electro sphere on their second album. But they remained true to the principles of this art in the way they deconstructed their sound and then built it up again using sampling and musical collage techniques. The end result was an album that Philippe Cohen-Solal summed up as �the same but different!� "Lun�tico", released in April 2006, was named after a racehorse owned by Carlos Gardel and paid tribute to the Argentinian tango legend, even including a sample of the late great singer's voice on the title track.

Gotan Project Milonga de mi amor


Gotan Project - Diferente

 

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Tango Stories Trailer


This is a trailer for a film on Tango Music to be released in the spring of 2007. What is Tango? Is it a dance, a musical style, poetry ... Alle » or a way of life in Argentina? It’s all of that and more.

Tanghetto - Montevideo (Live in Buenos Aires)


Tanghetto is a musical group based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and one of the most important on the neo tango scene. The style of Tanghetto is a blend of tango and electronic music. Formed in 2001 by producer and songwriter Max Masri and composer and instrumentalist Diego S. Velázquez, the band's lineup includes bandoneon, violoncello, acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, electronic and acoustic drums, samplers, and synthesizers. The main feature of their music, apart from the balance of electronic and ethnic sounds, is the strong presence of melody and song structure. 

Tanghetto - Biorritmo

 

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Milonga Facts

Milonga is a term for a place or an event where tango is danced. People who frequently go to milongas are sometimes called milongueros. The term "milonga" can also refer to a musical genre.

Due to the strict assembly ban imposed by the military government, milongas almost disappared from Buenos Aires in the 1960s and 1970s. Nevertheless, since the beginning of the 1990s, the tango culture in Buenos Aires has undergone dynamic development, and today one can choose from between fifteen and thirty different milongas every day.

Well-known milongas:

* Confiteria Ideal: an old-fashioned milonga where dances are held afternoons and evenings, almost every day of the week. Confiteria Ideal was the setting for films like The Tango Lesson' and Evita.
* Salon Canning: a meeting point for the best dancers of Buenos Aires on Fridays.
* La National: another traditional milonga.
* Nino Bien: another traditional milonga.
* La Viruta: a preferred place for the younger public; up to 200 people attend dancing classes here before the dance. The music includes electrotango and sometimes even salsa and rock and roll.

Tango Music:

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Five years on from their stunning, passion-drenched debut, La Revancha Del Tango, Argentine guitarist Eduardo Makaroff and Parisian electronica producers Philippe Cohen Solal and Christoph H Müller are back and continuing the progression of the tango. Initial sessions for Lunático took place at Studio ION in Buenos Aires with a wide range of local musicians, including a full string section. The result is a warmer, less stark album - deeper, broader and richer. In places, the return to the Argentine roots is evident as it draws more heavily on tradition. Elsewhere, the tango genre's limits are tested by drum loops and rap, but it always seems as fitting as a rose between the teeth. If you're after dark, bloody romance with a twist, look no further.

The Album is available on Amazon here.

 

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