I began this glorious year 2020 with an ode to milongas. Continuing in the same spirit, I give you lovely milonga duets from late 1950s in the form of a mixed tanda.
This Di Sarli tanda from the 1940s is designed for the intimate enjoyment of those who have nothing to prove to the world around them. Its energy is contained within the embrace and does not radiate outside.
This week's tanda features light-footed, easygoing covers of beloved classics that have been stripped down of pathos and delivered as objects of pure enjoyment and fun.
Dancers who enjoy touching lyrical valses have a good friend in Alfredo De Angelis. This tanda features his collaboration with Juan Carlos Godoy. Be warned: they go straight for your heart.
This music paints on a large canvas with pastel colors and requires focus and musicality. I feel like I can only play it when I've captured my audience 100% and they aren't distracted by off-ronda entertainment like talking and drinking. Then they'll be rewarded.
I use late D'Arienzo sparingly and with passion. It has so much energy I want to be cautious about when to use it. This tanda comes with Horacio Palma, an expressive singer with dominating but not overbearing presence.