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DBN Tango News

After a long time without releasing any new CDs, the Argentinian lebel DBN has now published some interesting tango releases. In any case, they are an enrichment for any tango collection. Especially the waltz CD by Rodolfo Biagi is worth listening to:

Rodolfo Biagi: Al Compás Del Vals

Atahualpa Yupanqui: Grandes Exitos

Carlos Gardel: Titulos Inolvidables

Mercedes Simone: Antiguos Temas De Coleccion

Francisco Canaro: Canta Roberto Maida Vol. 2

Francisco Canaro: Canta Ernesto Fama Vol. 2




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Electrotango - Tangolectron

TANGOLECTRÓN is the latest production by the musician, composer and sound puzzler Nils Imhorst. Traditional tango and electronic music merge on this album, which oscillates between melancholy and nonchalance. The 14 tracks, the majority his own compositions, are arranged affectionately. At the same time, he does without the widespread minimalism. Consciously, Imhorst relies on meticulous arrangements, which thoroughly savour the emotional world of the titles.
Electronic drumbeats and sounds meet the traditional tango facets, represented by acoustic instruments like bandoneón, violin, guitar, piano, double bass and canto. Imhorst invited his favourite musicians for this project to the studio. Thus, Henrik Albrecht (award for audiobook in 2007) can be heard playing the bandoneón. The Spanish singer Minerva Díaz Pérez, at the moment touring Europe successfully with her band N.O.A.H., sings three titles. Apart from them the CD is instrumental. TANGOLECTRÓN is an album, which invites to dancing or to listening, depending on the mood. Or to both at the same time.

Electrotango - Tangolectron
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Ismael Miranda, José Alberto "El Canario", Tito Nieves, La India,

Ismael Miranda, José Alberto "El Canario", Tito Nieves, La India, Raphy Leavitt, David Pabón, Andy Montañez, Oscar d'León, Paquito Guzmán, Orquesta la Solución, Marvin Santiago, Esgar Joel & Anthony Colón, Héctor Tricoche, Willie Rosario, Tommy Olivencia, Lalo Rodríguez, Frankie Ruiz, Eddie Santiago... The series "The Greatest Salsa Ever" by Universal is definitively recommendable. From the large repertoires of some of the greatest Salsa artists the biggest successes were collected on 2 CDs each. There are CDs by the following artists:

Just log in the term "Greatest Salsa Ever" (without quotation marks!) and listen to the famous songs!


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Duo Aguirre-Rocco: Sonata Tanguera

The first album by the duo Aguirre-Rocco published in Europe combines two musical stylistic genres deeply rooted in Argentinian culture - the European classic and the tango. The musicians are the pianist and composer Pablo Aguirre and the transverse flute player Luis Rocco.

The Tango-Sonate evolved in 2001 in a time of political crisis in Argentinian and a brusque change in the life of Pablo Aguirre. While searching for a new musical identity, a valuable contribution for modern chamber music developed, a real novelty in the tradition of the classical sonata.

The tango by Astor Piazzolla (Tango Neuvo) also also influenced the Tango-Sonate - in this case in a chamber music interpretation.

Duo Aguirre-Rocco: Sonata Tanguera
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Discount on tango group journey to Buenos Aires in November

After several requests asking for a discount for interested people living in a country with US-Dollar currency, we can now offer a 75 Euro discount for bookings reaching us until September 30th.

So - if you live in the USA - why don’t you travel to Buenos Aires and enjoy a tango spring vacation!? Our tango group journey to Buenos Aires will take place from November 1st to November 15th, 2008. For more information, please have a look here:

Tango group journey to Buenos Aires
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DVD Salsas Pegaditas en Video

If you've always wanted to see Victor Manuelle, N'Klabe, La Organización, Jerry Rivera, Tito Rojas, Puerto Rican Power and Sonora Carruseles live on stage, but never made it to a concert, this is our recommendation for you. With this multizone-DVD you can listen to great salsa and watch the top performers at the same time!

Varios: Salsas Pegaditas en Video (DVD)
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Hugo Díaz: Tango with harmonica

This CD is the soundtrack for the documentary titled "A los cuatro vientos", which portrays the life of this great Argentinian musician. Playing the harmonica virtuously, he moves his audience by his passionate and unique interpretations. The booklet contains a short biography and an interview with Hugo Díaz (in Spanish).

Hugo Díaz: A los cuatro vientos
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El Arranque: Nuevos

The popular tango orchestra El Arranque has released a new CD which is dedicated to contemporary compositions, some of them by the band’s musicians themselves. Thus, the album is aptly termed "Nuevos". Some of the composers are Sonia Possetti, Andrés Linetzky, Abel Rogantini, Ramiro Gallo and Juan Quinteroson.

El Arranque: Nuevos
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Orishas CD 2008

The Orishas are back! Finally their new album has arrived: "Cosita Buena". The fans of the bands have had to wait for quite a while for new tracks, and now there are 13 new titles to be discovered. And then one should find out the next tour dates of Orishas, because the band always attracts a curious and fascinating mix of both rap fans and fans of Latin music.

Orishas: Cosita Buena
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Manolito y su Trabuco and Klimax

A fresh breeze from Cuba with Manolito and Klimax. Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco guarantee first class timba from Cuba. They became famous with titles like "Marcando la distancia","Caballo grande" or "Llegó la música cubana". The songs still attract dancers worldwide. The long awaited current CD prooves that the band ranks amongst the top Cuban acts.

Manolito y su Trabuco: Control

Giraldo Piloto and Klimax play great and many-sided music with typical Cuban esprit. Timba and
salsa and also quiet tracks result in a pleasurable mix. The dot on the i of this CD are the illustrious
guests Omara Portuondo, Pablo Milanés, Chucho Valdés, Haydée Milanés, Tania Pantoja and Luis
Fernández.

Giraldo Piloto y Klimax: Sólo tú y yo
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Tango from Japan by Anna Saeki

The Japanese singer Anna Saeki discovered her love for Argentinian tango many years ago. Together with the orchestras of Raúl Garello and Nicolás Ledesma as well as with the Alejandro Schwartz Trio she has recorded two CDs with her favourite tango titles. The first CD is dedicated to the tango clásico, the second one to the tango moderno. Songs like "Malena", "La cumparsita" and "Chiquilín de bachín" receive a special charm by the subtle interpretations of Saeki, or like Horacio Ferrer puts it: "La voz de Anna Saeki es como si fuera un perfume!" (Anna Saeki’s voice is like a perfume). There is a Spanish as well as a Japanese version of "El día que me quieras".

Tango clásico y moderno

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Bachata and Merengue DVDs

For everybody who doesn't only want to listen to bachata and merengue but who wants to actually see the artists. The following two CDs present big hits of the most renowned artists of the genres:

Bachatas pegaditas en video

With Aventura, Mochy & Alexandra, Zacarías Ferreira, Frank Reyes, El Gringo de la Bachata and many more.

Merengues pegaditos en video

With Grupo Manía, Milly Quezada, Kinito Méndez, Sergio Vargas, Fulanito and many more.
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Salsa Super Stars

Victor Manuelle, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Frankie Ruiz, Marc Anthony, Oscar d'León, Grupo Niche, Willy Chirino, Orquesta Guayacán, José Alberto El Canario, Ismael Miranda... This list makes every salsa fan's heart beat faster. So why don't you have a look at the new samplers:

Varios: Salsamanía Platinum Hits

Varios: Las Grandes Sesiones de la Salsa

Varios: Salsa Classic's 4

But there are also top productions by solo artists, for example

Willy Chirino: Pa'lante

Orquesta Mulenze: Para el Mundo Entero

Pepitín y la Ley Mayor: Estudiando

Javier "Chocolate" Rodriguez: Camino a la Cima

La Feróz del Prado: Entre Ayer y Hoy

Enjoy listening!
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Salsa Puerto Rico/ New York/ Cuba

The label Envidia/ Lujuria has released some interesting new CDs for Salsa fans, and this time not only from Cuba, but also New York / Puerto Rican style:

Varios: N.Y. Salsa Club

Great compilation with Don Perignon, El Gran Combo, Costa Brava, Victor Manuelle, Orquesta La Fuga, Pedro Brull, Oscar d'Leon and many more.

Maikel Blanco: Me olvidé quien era

Maikel Blanco is Cuban and he has produced this fresh, crispy and danceable salsa/ timba CD.

Don Perignon: Aquí sí que hay

Salsa Puertoriqueña just like it should be: excellent arrangements and great musicians like for example Jr. González, Rico Walker und Wicky González.

Michel Maza: Como gato de angora

Well this CD is not really presenting music for cuddly little kitties (like the title suggests). Michel Maza used to play with Charanga Habanera where he learned the most important salsa lessons, which has lead to three solo albums already. Cuba is calling!

And there are more news, for example by Victor Manuelle, Luis Miguel and NG 2.
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Quilici y Los Tauras: Gauchita Sueca

Carlos Quilici (bandoneón), Victor Parma (piano), Carlos Gantus (electric guitar), Guillermo Trobbiani (double bass), Simón Lagier (violin), Javier Gómez (violin) and Ricardo Paradiso (voice) participate in this recording. Carlos Quilici and his Quinteto Los Tauras play compositions by Astor Piazzolla, Pedro Laurenz and Osvaldo Pugliese as well as their own compositions. Only 3 of the 14 titles are with vocals. Following "Rasgo" (2000) and "Bailamos" (2003) "Gauchita Sueca" is the third recording by the Argentinian musicians and again they manage to play danceable tango tunes in a small line-up.

Carlos Quilici y su quinteto los Tauras: Gauchita Sueca

And here are some tour dates for summer 2008:

25/7 Londres (con Javier Fioramonti, guitarra)
26/7 Londres (taller de tango para músicos)
26/7 Londres (solista)
27/7 Londres (con Javier Fioramonti, guitarra)
28/7 Londres (solista)
31/7 Estocolmo (con Kriminal Tango)
1/8 Berlin, Alemania (solista)
3/8 Berlin (solista)
5/8 Karlshamn, Suecia (solista y clase de baile para principiantes)
8, 9 y 10/8 Isla de Elba, Italia (solista)



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Cinema Cuba

Cuban movies have a quality which is recognized by cineasts worldwide. The German production company Icestorm has now decided to produce a series of Cuban film classics. We just couldn't contain ourselves and we are happy to amplify our catalogue by these movies from Cuba!
The series "Meisterwerke des kubanischen und lateinamerikanischen Films" is a wonderful collection of award-winning movies, portraits of Fidel Castro and Ché Guevara and a music documentary. Below, you will find a list of the DVDs available with the directors' names and the release date. Click on "Reviews", and you will find summaries in English, Spanish and German.

Please follow the link to the respective DVD and you will find information on the languages and subtitles available. The price of 13,49 Euro for Club-Premium-members or 14,99 for customers not being members of the DyM Club is an introductory offer.

La muerte de un burócrata (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1966)

Cecilia (Humberto Solás, 1981)

The twelve chairs/ Las doce sillas (Fernando Pérez, 1962)

Clandestinos (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1987)

Hello Hemingway (Fernando Pérez, 1990)

Amada (Humberto Solás, 1982)

Maluala (Sergio Giral, 1979)

A Successful Man/ Un hombre de éxito (Humberto Solás, 1986)

The Adventures of Juan Quin Quin/ Las aventuras de Juan Quinquin (Julio García Espinosa, 1967)

Moments with Fidel Castro

Che Guevara: Where You'd Never Imagine Him

Nosotros, la Música! /We Are the Music!

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Omara Portuondo y Maria Bethania

Feelin' meets MPB

Cuba's Grande Dame, Omara Portuondo, meets the great singer of the Música Popular Brasileira (MBP), Maria Bethania. When touring Brazil in 2006, Omara Portuondo had a meeting with the sister of Caetano Velosos and they decided to record an album together. This project was put into practice in 2007. Brazilian and Cuban music experience melodic harmony never heard before, one example is the beautiful song "Tal Vez" composed by Juan Formell:

Omara Portuondo y Maria Bethania
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Tango Crash: Baila Querida

Daniel Almada and Martin Iannaccone are "Tango Crash". And they truly break with typical tango conventios. Jazz and electronic sounds leave their marks. Still, after their debut album called "Tango Crash" (2003) and "Otra Sanata" (2005) this album is more danceable. In any case, it is a listening experience for friends of experimental tango:

Tango Crash: Baila Querida
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The Vamos-Football-CD for free for DyM-Club members

If you are already a member of the DyM-Club or if you become a member until kick-off, you will receive a gratis CD with your next order. Just write a short note in the space for comments, and one more CD will be part of your collection (offer valid until June 7th, 2008).

This is the CD:
Varios: Vamos! Football

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Footbal EM 2008 Soundtrack

What a relief for every football fan: Finally, on June, 7th the European football championship in Austria and Switzerland will start. The different flags will reappear, and even the collegue you wouldn't expect to be so passionate will get het up by the referees' decisions. This will also be the time to prepare the barbecue and to fill up the freezer. Then, you just need some friends and the party is about to start. But hold on... how can you pass the time before the game starts? And what is there to do during the break? Of course: You play the right CD, in this case “Vamos! Football”. Samba from Brazil, chants from Colombian football stadiums... this CD with Latin music will put everybody in good humour and it is a perfect small present for the party host!

Varios: Vamos! Football
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