Here is a tango playlist that I created for the music label Danza y Movimiento. It features an opinionated selection of Golden Age music and has a format of a traditional milonga set with tangos, valses, and milongas.
It's not every day that I learn about a new band that plays for dancers, and today I have. Let's have a listen!
The latest contribution to the Global Tango Happiness Index (GTHI) is called Valses and it was published by Romantica Milonguera in February 2022.
This weeks' tanda features four instrumental tangos recorded by Pedro Laurenz in the 1940s.
These three instrumental milongas are guaranteed to swallow you whole ... and spit you out after seven minutes, forever imprinting a silly smile on your face.
A new live album by Solo Tango Orquesta just came out. Have a listen!
It's easy to find modern covers of the better known hits of Juan D'Arienzo - primarily from his Golden Age era. His career spanned three additional decades, however, and the new album by Los Herederos del Compás contains several songs you have probably never heard in their original form. Plus a few new ones!
Hear, hear: the Cachivaches are back, this time with an album filled with vocals!
Finnish tango is a known quantity, albeit somewhat exotic. Have you heard about Danish tango, though? No? Here's your chance.
Just as I was losing hope that there would be any danceable new tango recordings coming out, Tango Bardo saved the day with their new album - 'con Roberto Minondi'. Have a listen!