Thursday, February 25, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 09 (1937 p1) airs soon!

Episode 09 (1937 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (02/29) at 19h CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (03/02) at 23h CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 7pm, Central European Time (or 1pm Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 11pm, Central European Time (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 08 (1936 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 08 is Part 3/3 covering the year 1936. "La mélodie de notre adieu," a French sung tango from Rafael Canaro with singer Roger Tussaint is our first piece. Our focus today is on tangos and valses, in particular from Francisco Canaro, Juan D'Arienzo, and Francisco Lomuto. We finish this last episode on 1936 with an example of a European style tango from the continent, a Russian rendering of a beautiful Polish tango, "Weary sun".

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 08 (1936 p3) airs soon!

Episode 08 (1936 p3) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (02/22) at 19h CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (02/24) at 23h CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 7pm, Central European Time (or 1pm Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 11pm, Central European Time (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 07 (1936 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 07 is Part 2/3 covering the year 1936. We start with Roberto Maida singing what could easily be another "Poema" or "Invierno" if it were better known, "Será una noche". The rest of the episode focuses on works by Francisco Canaro, Juan D'Arienzo, and Roberto Firpo; we finish with a tango from the second best known of the four Canaro brothers, Rafael Canaro.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

10 orchestras, 20 singers, 40 tangos

I think it's important for dancers to learn about orchestras as early as possible. So when I was recently asked to teach a musicality class at Barrio del Tango, as an addendum to the class I handed out a one page sheet with a list of 10 orchestras, 20 singers, and 40 example tangos. I also uploaded a youtube video with said 40 tangos and their lyrics synchronized, and made the pdf interactive with links to biographies of the orchestra leaders and singers, as well as to the songs.

Please feel free to use the pdf for your own students.

Below is a rough latex-to-html conversion of the text of the pdf (note: songs are not organized in tandas!):


10 orchestras, 20 singers, 40 tangos

Balázs Gyenis, 2/16/2016.

Bonus 10: Adolfo Carabelli, Alfredo De Angelis, Ángel D’Agostino, Enrique Rodríguez, Francisco Lomuto, Lucio Demare, Orquesta Típica Victor, Pedro Laurenz, Ricardo Malerba, Roberto Firpo.

You can listen to these orchestras and more at: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com
The songs with synchronized lyrics can be listened at: http://youtu.be/SPOtTNb-0-E  . This document, with embedded links to orchestra leaders, singers, and songs, can be accessed at: http://hps.elte.hu/~gyepi/10orchestras20singers40tangos.pdf

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The philosophy of Argentine Tango Radio

To dance well you need to know the music. We enrich tango dancing experiences by making the best of danceable Argentine tango music easily and legally accessible for everyone. This is the philosophy of Argentine Tango Radio in a nutshell.

Why should you listen to Argentine Tango Radio and recommend it to others? Because...

  • Argentine tango music is great!
  • Our musical selection focuses on danceability; listening makes you a better dancer both as a leader and as a follower.
  • We provide special musical programmings, such as Danceable Tangos of the Year.
  • You can keep track of the orchestras and titles that are being played, making it easier to search for and purchase your favorites.
  • Even if you can’t to afford to buy music, you don’t need to pirate it: our stream is legally licensed.
  • We are free. We are easy to reach. We are available 7/24.

Spread the word! Happy listening!

Balazs Gyenis, Budapest, Hungary.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 07 (1936 p2) airs soon!

Episode 07 (1936 p2) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (02/15) at 19h CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (02/17) at 23h CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 7pm, Central European Time (or 1pm Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 11pm, Central European Time (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 06 (1936 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 06 is Part 1/3 covering the year 1936. We start with "La payanca" from Juan D'Arienzo and continue with tangos and valses and a milonga from the orchestras of Francisco Canaro, Juan D'Arienzo, Edgardo Donato, Roberto Firpo, and Osvaldo Fresedo.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Danceable Tangos of the Year podcasts

Past episodes of Danceable Tangos of the Year are now available as a podcast, so in case you missed the Monday/Wednesday programming on Argentine Tango Radio you can still catch up with the show. Check out the permanent website: ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty

Further ways to access the show as a podcast:

TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Danceable-Tangos-of-the-Year-p830867

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/danceable-tangos-of-the-year/id1080522181

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/balazs-gyenis/danceable-tangos-of-the-year

Enjoy!

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

Danceable Tangos of the Year, Episode 06 (1936 p1) airs soon!

Episode 06 (1936 p1) of Danceable Tangos of the Year airs on Mon (02/08) at 19h CET (1pm EST), repeats on Wed (02/10) at 23h CET (5pm EST).

"Danceable Tangos of the Year" is a special programming of Argentine Tango Radio, Budapest: www.argentinetangoradio.com . This 52 episode, weekly series aims to showcase examples of danceable Argentine tangos, valses and milongas, progressing from 1927 up until last year.

New episodes of "Danceable Tangos of the Year" come out every Monday at 7pm, Central European Time (or 1pm Eastern Standard Time); these episodes then get repeated every Wednesday at 11pm, Central European Time (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time).

Ep. 05 (1935) of Danceable Tangos of the Year

Episode 05 covers the year 1935. We start with "Poema" and other mellow pieces from Francisco Canaro (with the singer Roberto Maida) and Osvaldo Fresedo (with singer Roberto Rey). After a somewhat unusual vals of Francisco Canaro, "Amor y primavera", we turn to Edgardo Donato and Juan D'Arienzo; we hope to catch the effect rhythmical pieces of Donato may have had on the coming revolution of D'Arienzo. We close with a tango from the also under-appreciated Roberto Firpo and with a milonga by Juan D'Arienzo.

For more information on "Danceable Tangos of the Year" visit: www.ArgentineTangoRadio.com/dtoty .