Tango Voices

Amelita Baltar, Omar Mollo, Noelia Moncada and Diego el Cigala: These voices touch everybody and they deserve to be pointed out here in a special way.

Amelita Baltar: El Nuevo Rumbo


This new album by the Argentian singer Amelita Baltar includes versions of titles by Piazzollas, as well as folklore and own compositions, like Sería fácil decir, Viaje sin luna and El nuevo rumbo. Renowned guest artists are Fito Páez, Pedro Aznar, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Fernando Ruiz Díaz, Luis Salinas, Leopoldo Federico, Paz Lenchantin, Hernán Jacinto, Raúl Carnota, Flaco Bustos, Pablo Mainetti and Leo Genovese.

Omar Mollo: Barrio Sur


Omar Mollo is the winner of Premio Carlos Gardel 2013 with his album Barrio Sur. He won the prize for "Best album of a male singer" and he interprets classic titles like Naranjo en flor, Cuando me entres a fallar and Afiches as well as contemporary compositions by for example Luis Alberto Spinetta and Andrés Ciro Martínez.

Noelia Moncada: Marioneta


Noelia Moncada has already worked with various tango orchestras like for example Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce, Sexteto de Raúl Garello, Orquesta del Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires and the Orquesta El Arranque and is currently one of the most charismatic female tango singers.


Diego El Cigala: Romance De La Luna Tucumana


Diego el Cigala is one of the most important flamenco artists today, but he has enlarged his repertoire in the last years. He discovered his love for Cuban music and also for tango. His interpretations are fascinating and unique, and his incomparable voice gives a captivating charm to the songs. Compare his version of Naranjo en flor to the one by Omar Mollo and experience the interesting different approaches.
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Latin Super Stars

Finally! The Grupo Niche is back with their latest production "Tocando El Cielo Con Las Manos". The original bandleader Jairo Varela unfortunately passed away recently, but these 13 tracks, are the most beautiful hommage to the maestro. Grupo Niche is a salsa institution and an inevitable part of any salsero repertoire:



After 10 years, 5 time Grammy award winner Olga Tañón returns in 2013 with her long awaited new studio album on her own label titled "Una Mujer". Guest artists are for example Elvis Crespo and Johnny Ventura.



Latin Grammy winner Tito el Bambino presents "Invicto" which features 16 tracks that fuse elements of pop, tropical, bachata and urban rhythms.



Who doesn't know him? Marc Anthony, a founding father of salsa, is known by most salseros, of course, and he has gained international celebrity through his marriage with Jennifer López. He has also won the Latin Grammy five times, and this album produced by Anthony and the renowned producer Sergio George marks his first project of original music in the tropical genre in nearly a decade.



Finally, a new star in bachata heaven: Leslie Grace. She was born in the Bronx as a daughter of dominican parents and grew up in Florida. Her first hit in the Latin Billboard Charts was "Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow". Another charming cover version of a 60s hit is "Be my baby", where she also mixes English und Spanish.



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Classic Tango

The label Label Le Chant du Monde has released a new series dedicated to classic tango: Francisco Canaro, Aníbal Troilo, Osvaldo Fresedo, Carlos Gardel, Juan d'Arienzo and Pedro Laurenz present their mastery with 25 titles each and invite you to dance. geben sich die Ehre und präsentieren auf jeweils 25 Titeln ihr ganzes Können und laden zum Tanz ein. The tracklistings and audio samples can be found by a click on the corresponding CD:

Osvaldo Fresedo: Una gota de rocío



Juan d'Arienzo: El simpático



Aníbal Troilo: Tres y dos



Carlos Gardel: Si soy así



Francisco Canaro: Champagne Tango



Pedro Laurenz: Patria mía
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NEW: Legal tours to Cuba with Salsa and Percussion for US Americans!

Living in the center of Havana in carefully selected and top quality private accommodations, dance classes with personal Cuban dance partners, rhythm and percussion classes from internationally renowned musicians: to my knowledge, “Danza y Movimiento” is the first and only tour operator worldwide offering a travel program specialized in music and dance to Cuba in cooperation with a US agency, which is licensed by US authorities and thus provides a legal participation to such a program in Cuba.

Clic on the photo and find more information about the first group travel in January 2014!
Here are some tips on how to determine who is offering legal travel to Cuba, and what to expect when choosing us or other tour operators:

Regarding the people-to-people-program, US citizens using other legal tour operators usually experience a tightly organized sightseeing program, which (in contrary to the associations the term “people-to-people“ might evoke) hardly offers a direct contact with the Cuban population and especially not with the up-to-date dance and music scene in Havana and Santiago.

There are also some tour operators promoting “legal journeys to Cuba”, without being able to provide an actual proof of legality.

You can find out yourself if an offer is legal (by US law ) or not:

1. License period
According to our knowledge, licenses are issued for a maximum of one year only.

2. Only US companies
Only companies with US residency can offer legal travel to Cuba.
This is why we are working this program through a legalized US company. We have organized highly qualified cultural journeys to Cuba for 17 years now. Our headquarters are located in Germany. This is why you do not book your legal journey with us, but with our American partner who uses our infrastructure. So if for example a Canadian travel agency offers “legal journeys to Cuba” on their websites, these journeys can very well be legal according to Canadian law, but not according to US law.

3. Letter of authorization
If you book your trip to Cuba ask for a a letter of authorization! Our program was developed strictly on the basis of the requirements of US authorities. The participators stay in Cuba on legal terms with the permission of the OFAC. They experience Cuban everyday-life from their arrival until their departure and receive classes by highly qualified dance and percussion teachers. If you book this journey, you will receive a letter of authorization for submission to authorities and insurances.

4. Prices
Legal travel to Cuba needs a lot of bureaucratic work and a very special travel plan. The providing of this service requires a lot of work and investments, special in our case offering a program that is totally different from what you will find elsewhere. However, the price of such a journey is still cheaper than the one offered by other legal tour operators. Certainly, our price is higher than the price of journeys offered by tour operators, who cannot provide a letter of authorization from the OFAC on your request.

We are offering something nobody else does ... Dance, music, rhythm and percussion determine a journey which makes you experience Cuba in a unique way.

Just contact Matthias to ask any question you might have!
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Latin Fitness, Reggaeton, Bachata News

We have just received a whole bunch of hot new compilations by the label Urban Latin Records. Especially, the CD Latin Workout/ Latin Fitness Power offers a mix of bachata, salsa, reggaeton, merengue und Urban Latin offering a perfect musical background not only for Zumba parties.





For all friends of reggaeton, there are even two double-CDs containing 73 titles altogether of this hip rhythm. "Te pintaron pajaritos en el aire" by Yandar y Yostin featuring Andy Rivera is already a big Youtube hit!








And if you have still more energy, why not try the following salsa sampler:




But we also keep in mind all romantic people and thus lovers of bachata. The following 20 titles make you dance and dream away:


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Electrotango at its best

Otros Aires and Narcotango: Two representatives of the top league of electrotango have released new CDs! Besides, there are two more new productions of young tango ensembles, Sentido del Tango and etango which show the variety of contemporary tango music.




10 years after the band's foundation, after 3 studio albums, 1 live album, one DVD and 24 tours through Europe, North and South America, Otros Aires is back with their fourth studio album "4". The album was produced and directed by the Argentinian musician and architect Miguel Di Genova and it mixes electrotango with new elements like hip hop, jazz, Latin, rock and funk. Otros Aires, again, manages to add new classics to tango. "4" contains amongst others a tango version of the Lou Reed classic "Perfect Day".

Otros Aires: Otros Aires 4





Music by Narcotango is always unique: It is clear and playful, modern and classic, danceable and perfect for simply listening. The musicians' virtuosity, the charismatic voices, the sophisticated arrangements - they all create the fascination for the audience. "Cuenco" (Water basin) is the title of this fourth album:

Cuenco that contains, vibrates,
transforms, cuenco that breathes,
expands, supports, cuenco that incites,
invites, travels and doubts,
each cuenco a messenger like a dream,
like the dance, like a game...

You can pre-order the CD now. The expected delivery date is June, 11th 2013.

Narcotango: Cuenco




Etango combines contemporary electronic sounds, beats and an expressive electric guitar with the traditional tango instruments bandoneon and violin. The 2012 album "Discoteca" contains mainly compositions by etango and follows the conception of a classic dance event with a mix of valses, milongas, tangos and neotangos.

etango: Discoteca




The trio "Sentido del Tango" met at the music conservatory in Warsaw. Since 2007 the play at concerts and milongas in Poland, and now they have released their debut album "Retrato". One clearly notes the inspiration of Astor Piazzolla when listening to the Piotr Kopietz (bandoneon, accordion), Gabriela Machowska-Kopietz (piano) and Mateusz Szemraj (guitar), but their are also some original compositions.

Sentido del Tango: Retrato

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Libanese Tango

To me, it is always fascinating how composers from various cultural environments enrich this music. In this context, I would like to point out Michael Ashjian, an artist living in the Libanon with Armanian-Libanese roots. Musically speaking, Ashjian has a classical background. After his parents became aware of his musical talent, he started to play the piano at the age of 8, and from then on, this remained his instrument.
CD "Tangomania" by Michael Ashjian

His debut album „Tangomania“ contains twelve compositions by him, and it was recorded in Buenos Aires in 2011 with a top-class cast: Eva Wolff (bandoneon), Pablo Agri (violin), Jorge Perez Tedesco (violoncello), Esteban Fallabella (guitar) and Daniel Falasco (double bass). You can buy the phsyical CD in our shop or download it:

CD "Tangomania" by Michael Ashjian



Have a look at the following pdf documents in French and Arabic for more information. The load time can be a bit longer as the data files are quite big...

Paper from Agenda Culturel

Paper from L'Hebdo

Paper from Dalil-Al-Nahar

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"Baila en Cuba" 2013

The festival I can really recommend exists since 8 years. For eight years now, we combine the festival participation with a group journey which makes you experience Cuba a lot more intensely than only by travelling to the festival. The dance school of "Danza y Movimiento" is located in the city center of Havana and this is where we also accommodate our guests in private houses. The high quality of these private accommodations is confirmed by everybody travelling with us. This may be the result of the high quality facilities and furnishing, but also of the friendly landlords we have been knowing for many years now.

The 2013 programme differs slightly from the one of the previous years. After your day of arrival you will get an intense insight into
Cuba's culture and dance. There is a culture day including a joint lunch in a very special ambience. And a vintage car cruise is also new
in the programme. Follow this link for detailed information:

Festival "Baila en Cuba" 2013 with Danza y Movimiento
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Viva Cuba! New Salsa by Manolín

Manolín, el Médico de la Salsa represents Cuban Salsa-Timba at its best that makes you dance. You can't help it! The 16 tracks of his new album also show traces of reggaetón, house and rap, and friend of romantic music will also enjoy the listen.
Try it:

Manolín, el Médico de la Salsa: Tiene que ser Manolín


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I Love Salsa and Bachata 2013

The new annual samplers are here. The list of performing artists is impressive: Luis Miguel del Amargue, Frank Reyes, Yoskar Sarante and many more and on the bachata compilation, Juan Formell y Los Van Van, Issac Delgado und Pupy y Los Que Son Son amongs others on the salsa sampler. Listen to the tracks an get into the mood:

Varios: I Love Bachata 2013



Varios: I Love Salsa 2013

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Bajofondo: Presente - Finally, the new album is here!

After a rather long break, the masters of electronic tango have an impressive return. They take us on a fascinating journey with a kaleidoscope of various styles, which unite in perfect harmony thanks to the magnificent musicians supporting Gustavo Santaolalla. Tango, milonga, folk, rock, jazz, classical and electronic music - they all take part, and as soon as one track takes you along on the musical journey, the next one will surely give you the next beautiful surprise. Don't miss out on this experience:

Bafofondo: Presente


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The DyM Easter egg! Limited offer ...

Free choice from our stock! Make sure now to get the best CDs!

Salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, tango, Latin pop, Brazil and much more!

This is the new stock reduction special offer:
For the price of 5,99 Euro per CD (Latin and Brazil) or 9,99 Euro per tango-CD you can choose the CDs you like from the range of in-stock CDs!

The special offer lasts until Friday after Easter, thus until April 5th.

Please note the conditions below describing the special offer in detail.

Have fun selecting from our music shop:

Latin for 5,99 Euro
Brazil for 5,99 Euro
Tango for 9,99 Euro

You should know this:
- Minimum order: 25 single CDs, price per CD: 5,99/9,99 Euro, Advance payment. We also charge the respective shipment costs to your address for dispatch.
- If your order includes boxes of two or more CDs or CDs with special packaging, we will make you a price offer for them which you can chose or reject.
- We reserve the right that some CDs might not be available due to stock shortfall or that they cannot be sold at special price conditions due to arrangements with the suppliers. We will then cutout the CD/s from your order. This does not imply a right to withdraw from the whole order.
- In many cases, there is only one copy of a CD in stock. So please keep in mind, that the CD is only yours after having completed the purchase and not after having put the CD in your shopping cart. (If another customer completes the purchase first, this last CD in stock will not be part of the offer any more…)
- Don’t be surprised: The shop tells you the normal prices, but we will only charge you the special offer price.
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Tango international

The Berlin based music label "Oriente" is well known for its exclusive repertoire of tango from all over the world, for example from Russia, Poland and Rumania. Now, there are two new CDs showing the worldwide enthusiasim for tango: "Istanbul Tango 1927-1953" from the series "Old World Tangos " and the second CD by Karsten Troyke "Noch amul! Tango oyf Yiddish Vol. 2".

This is worthwhile listening to!

Karsten Troyke: Noch amul!

The booklet shows the texts in English, Yiddisch, German and Hebrew.



This is what "Oriente" writes about the CD:

Even if Tango was born in Argentina, Yiddish is its second language. We prove, once again.

Considering the surprising success of “Dus Gezang Fin Mayn Harts” (Oriente RIENCD59), our first attempt to fill in the blank of Tango sung in Yiddish, it was a logical consequence (and a pleasure, too) to ask Karsten Troyke for another volume of the “Tango oyf Yiddish” series.

Again, Troyke and his musicians deliver “smooth renditions of lovesongs despite betrayal and as a remedy for sadness. Accordion, violin, clarinet and double bass sweep aloft the melodies.” (Hadassah Magazine) “There’s a history of Tango in Jewish theatre and art songs, and that’s apparent in the perfect fit of lyrics and slinky melodies. Troyke himself is an adept Yiddish singer. It’s not a pretty voice, by any means, but roughly expressive and very masculine – lived in. It’s not an album for scholars, by any means; in fact, it’s perfectly possible that the backing trio of accordion, violin and bass might well have you moving around the room with their easy virtuosity. These people are commited to their art form (Troyke is one of the leading contemporary Yiddish singers).” (Sing Out, from a review of “Dus Gezang Fin Mayn Harts”)

Varios: Istanbul Tango 1927-1953

The booklet contains interesting information on Turkish tango and its most important artists in English, Turkish and German.



This is what "Oriente" writes about the CD:

Welcome to old Istanbul! The fourth release of the successfull series „Old World Tangos“ by Oriente Musik deals with the golden era of Turkish tango. Recorded between 1927 and 1953 the tracks on this release will take you to the first decades of the Turkish Republic and introduce to you the Tango composers and singers of that time. Their tango was partly imported by translating the lyrics into Turkish and partly reinvented by mixing it with traditional Turkish music. Artists like Fehmi Ege, Celal İnce, Seyyan Hanım and İbrahim Özgür make this release an adventure of the gramophone era in Turkey. Find out about the unique path that the Turks forged in the history of world tango with the original recordings on „Istanbul Tango 1927-1953“.



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Overstock reduction / Bargain prices for CDs!

Good news for dance schools, resellers and everybody who wants to extend his or her CD collection:
Because of structural alteration works in our warehouse we reduce our stock, The prices are super!

This offer is for all the friends of Latin American music!

A mix of individual CDs, the emphasis chosen by you can be Latin or Brasil and the assortment will be made by us... (only some few Tango CDs can be included ...)

Offer 1: 25 CDs for 119.- Euro + shipment
Offer 2: 50 CDs for 199.- Euro + shipment
Offer 3: 100 CDs for 299.- Euro + shipment

The offer for resellers and dance schools!

Purchase of at least 25 pieces per CD. Minimum purchase amount 500.-
Euro. The price per CD is 4.- Euro or even below. We will send a list
of available titles by email on request. You choose the CDs included
in the box. We offer extra price reductions for the purchase of larger
purchase quantities. The prices indicated in the offer for resellers
do not include VAT and shipment costs.

Our special offer is valid until the sale of overstock and ends on
March 8th, 2013. The CDs are first-hand, some of which are also
shrinkwrapped. Please use our contact form in case of interest.
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Latin News

A whole bunch of new Latin CDs has reached our shop: Salsa at its best, pop and also romantic tunes: In 2004, the salsa band N'Klabe released its first album. Here, influences from Puerto Rico, Latin America and the US meet and create fresh salsa. On this album, there are splendid versions of some of the greatest salsa tracks ever:

N'Klabe: La Salsa vive reloaded



Ricardo Montaner is a singer/ songwriter who keeps fascinating his fans with beautiful romantic ballads.

Ricardo Montaner: Viajero frecuente




This is the latest gem by Gilberto Santa Rosa. After having been in the music business for more than 25 years, he still delivers great modern salsa. This album was produced in co-operation with Ricky González, Marc Anthony's pianist, and Louis García. Don't miss out on this one!

Gilberto Santa Rosa: GSR



More new entries: Bobby Rivas, Alejandro Sanz, José Alberto el Canario. Have a look:
Latin news

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Brazilian percussion firework

The beats of Quinta Feira and Abacaxí create a highly explosive mixture, which makes you dance immediately. On stage, the two samba bands located in Hamburg/ Germany show a great percussion party.



The joy of the 17 drummers - men and women in their 20s and 30s, some of them joined the band when they were still children - is infectious!

The drummer Robin Fuhrmann (The Lion King) increases the band's energy with his powerful groove.

Get the DVD here:




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38 new tango classics!

Now, our download platform offers 38 new albums with classic tangos, amongst them already nine albums with recordings by Edgardo Donato. There are also ten albums by Juan d’Arienzo, seven by Francisco Canaro, five by Miguel Calo, two by Rodolfo Biagi and four by Osvaldo Pugliese.



Thus, our collection Tango Classics contains 253 albums altogether at this stage. And we continue working on it... For sure, you can find quite a lot which might be still missing in your current collection.

This link is the easiest way to find the new albums:

Selection of the albums with product numbers 200 to 253



Here, you will find 54 albums altogether, but it still gives you the best summary of the new entries.

Enjoy listening!
Matthias


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Mecha Anzoátegui: A Fresh Voice for Traditional Tangos

Not an easy feat, but she has accomplished it successfully! Mecha Anzoátegui presents traditional and well-known Tangos on this CD, giving these frequently interpreted songs a fresh and personal patina with her Alto voice. With her fourth album Cuerpo y Alma, the singer has given us twelve Tangos and Milongas, accompanied by only two instruments played by the guitarrist César Angeleri and the bandoneon player Pablo Mainetti. Her full and resonant voice brings out the inherent melancholic character of melodies such as those of "Fuimos" and "Nieblas del Riachuelo". All twelve pieces are wonderful to listen to, especially now during the fall season.

Mecha Anzoátegui, Cuerpo y Alma
The tastefully styled cover, held entirely in red and brown tones, is my eyes' first choice, on this early autumn afternoon. Looking at the cover, I am imagining a voice that carries the colours of autumn. As her first words reach my ear everything around me is melting into chocolate brown and red colours. The day is already coming to a close - some daylight is still reaching me through the clouds or is it fog? While I am pouring myself a glass of well-decanted Malbec from Mendoza and nibbling a few manís – peanuts – I am looking through my French windows watching the auburn autumn leaves float towards the ground against the backdrop of the clouded Lake Starnberg, with the first snow already covering the nearby peaks of the Alps. Or could it be river Riachuelo that features in so many Tangos and that Mecha Anzoátegui also sings about, the river Riachuelo in Buenos Aires, meandering slowly through the early morning wafts of mist, down there?

And when Mecha Anzoátegui is singing about a sentimental, coquettish French girl, as she does in "Griseta", she is daring to follow in Carlos Gardel's footsteps, just like so many other singers have tried before her. Gardel's rendering of Griseta is unique - no doubt about it - but when a woman sings about another woman, especially in this resonant Ato, then it allows for a whole set of additional associations to come forward "Griseta" – or "grisette" in French - was what in 19 century Paris seamstresses and female workers were called because they were wearing materials in a particular shade of grey. However, this label was also used for ladies of the bourgeoisie that consented all to willingly to being coquetted. This version is - at least for now - one of the few female interpretations of "Griseta".

My other personal favourite songs on this album are "Fuimos", "La pulpera de Santa Lucia", "Niebla del Riachuelo", and "Nada". These are all songs that have been recorded by a many great singers but Mecha Anzoátegui's voice gives these well-known lyrics a warm, autumn-like and colourful patina. And last but not least, these four pieces are just great to dance to and together they would make up a perfect melancholic tanda. So far, this singer has given live performances mostly in Buenos Aires. With this CD she may acquire a good reputation abroad, also. I would like her to achieve just that!

You can listen to "Cuerpo y Alma" following this link!

Susanne Mühlhaus www.sutango.com


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Tango vacation in Italy in 2013

Dance tango with renowned dance instructors from all over the world. Relax at the same time for a week amidst the hills of the Italian region Umbria.
Tango vacation in Italy (Photo: Copyright)

















The baaing of the sheep and the chirping of the cicadas melt with the sounds of Pugliese or Canaro. The wind blows trough the olive groves, a little dance under the firmament at night.

In 2013, many well-known teachers will be there offering classes for all levels. Unfortunately, we have had to reject many last-minute applications this year, thus we recommend to book now for 2013. You can book as a couple or a single traveller. Single travellers receive the confirmation after a second person has been found. Here is more information on the programme 2013:
Tango holidays in Italy 2013

Win a Tango-CD booking right now through us. You can select between

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Mi Solar: Salsa, Timba, Latin Jazz

The Cuban singer Mayelis Guyat and her band make you dance instantly! Their repertoire includes traditional as well as modern music resulting in a hot mix of salsa and timba, pop, funk hip hop and Latin jazz. This band was founded in Berlin and consists of eight musicians from Germany, Cuba and France. On their CD they also present their own songs which are better than many works of top stars.

Are you curious now? Listen to the CD:

Mi Solar: Havana Berlin

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