The music, the sound of the bandoneon, the sensual dance among couples and the stories being told in each song are the perfect mixture that desarmor a mortal being´s purest emotions. These same elements are both cause and consequence of milonga; they are the main components of tango.
Part 4. Author: Isidro Aguirre
Today is August 27th, which is why the tango people evoke the passing away of the extraordinary argentine tango singer artistically known as Roberto Goyeneche, alias "El Polaco" ("Polish man"). He was born on January 29th, 1926 in a neighbourhood in Buenos Aires called Saavedra.
"Rosas de Otoño / Autumn roses" It is one of the 15 short films made by Carlos Gardel alongside Eduardo Morera in the 1930´s. On this opportunity, the short film had a script by Enrique Pedro Maroni. Recorded in black and white in the tango city of Buenos Aires.
It is not enjoyed with vermouth, a fernet nor a mate. Tango in Colombia is lived through the neighborhoods with a coffee, a traditional aguapanela or, for the riskier ones, with an aguardiente.
By Isidro Aguirre
Argentine filmmaker Eduardo Spagnuolo offers us a very thorough biographical profile of Manzi by means of his documentary film “Homero Manzi, a Poet in a Storm”. Manzi was the tango and milonga composer of pieces as memorable as “Barrio de Tango”, “Malena”, “Milonga Sentimental” or “Sur”.
Part 1. Author: Isidro Aguirre
On this opportunity Carlos Gardel interprets the song “Padrino pelao” (Bald godfather) by Enrique Delfino, in front of the camera, by himself. The main difference between this clip, and other such as “Añoranzas” is the fact that, while in the others Gardel usually appears along a guitar, in this one, Eduardo Madero thought that it would be better to show him alone. To make a bigger and more exclusive impact. Focusing only on Gardel gave the illusion as if he was singing to each individual audience member.
As from 2006, “Bailando por un Sueño” (which means “Dancing to make your Dream Happen”) has become a part of the popular culture in argentine entertainment. It is a television program, that, just as its name suggests, consists on a competition in which the contestants display their impressive artistic dance choreographies to get the audience’s approval, and following it, the approval of the whole country.