It’s hard to imagine a more passionate dance than tango. Here are two examples…
And now – La Cumparsita (Tango Fire), a tango that most people believe is Argentinian, but in fact was written by a Uruguayan (Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, 1897-1948)
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And now, here my first recording of La Cumparsita (Tango Fire), made in Maui, Hawaii in Feb 2010, shortly after Elizabeth and I returned from a trip to Peru. That’s where this music originally came to me. If you click here, you can also read a little bit about the history of this arguably world’s most famous tango, including the lyrics:
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Finally, here’s also my first recording of Hernando’s Hideaway, made in June 2008, just before my first trip to Peru and my ordination as an Inca Shaman:
UPDATE NOV 21, 2017
TANGO PASSION IN PHOENIX: HERNANDO’S HIDEAWAY & LA CUMPARSITA (TANGO FIRE)
Last night, Elizabeth and I attended a performance by the group Tango Buenos Aires at the Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) auditorium here in Phoenix. It was a great show, though I was only familiar with two tango numbers this Argentine ensemble played – Hernando’s Hideway and La Cumparsita.
I recorded them on my Clavinova back in April 2014.
https://youtu.be/wz7j3K1yJok (Hernando’s Hideaway)
https://youtu.be/nsbBRGl6Pzw (La Cumparsita)
By the way, La Cumparsita (Tango Fire), a tango that most people believe is Argentinian, was in fact written by a Uruguayan (Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, 1897-1948)
https://wp.me/p1jFeo-zS (TANGO PASSION STORY)
Back to last night, the five musicians were very good, but the eight dancers were outstanding. Some were so acrobatic and it felt almost as if we were at a circus show,
At one point, I said to Elizabeth, “the women are spending a lot of time in the air.” 🙂