Baroque Zamba

Going to Argentina for the tango, you end up falling in love with other things Argentine as well. One of these things is the Zamba, not to be confused with its Brazilian homonym homophone. Imagine the surprised look on Simba’s face listening to a radio show reviewing some new ‘classical’ releases. Suddenly they play an Argentine Zamba, or at least something very similar. The cd in question was the new release from the Clematis Ensemble with music by composer Mateo Romero. [Read More]

Happy New Year!

happy new year 2009 by basibanget, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License by  basibanget

Ready for a new year of tango? Remember that if you want to improve, there is no secret, all you have to do is to follow three simple steps:

  1. Learn from the best

  2. Practice (a lot)

  3. Listen to lots of music

Nobody ever said it was gonna be easy ;-)

Why we never tire of tango music

by nadworks Tango music for the non-argentine 21st century tango lover is often something of an acquired taste. At least for tango dancers. The recordings are old, the music sounds strange, we don’t understand the lyrics – but we love the dance… After some time, we get more into the music, it all changes, and we become total fanáticos de tango, we can never get enough of the classics of tango music. [Read More]

How I started DJing

by AllegaertMe When I started dancing tango, the “milonga” was in a café where we basically heard the same double cd over and over and over. In general, everybody knew exactly what song came next and started humming on the next song before it started. Knowing the music is all good, but, well… -I guess I would start djing, was the dry comment from an American dancer we met in Bs As a few years ago when I told this story. [Read More]