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Ein Musik-Blog: Tango und andere Musik aus Lateinamerika und der Karibik
A music blog: Tango and other music from Latin America and the Caribbean

Electrotango-sampler from Poland

Federico Aubele, Tango Jointz, Bajofondo, Gotan Project, Blas Rivera, Quadro Nuevo, Otros Aires, Tango Crash and Carlos Libedinsky are only the best known names of this impressive list of artists involved in the double-CD "Go Tan Go!! From Electro to Narco Tango". 31 titles altogether are dedicated to electrotango. Joyful memories ("Oh, I know this track...") on the one hand, interesting surprises (well, this is really something different...") on the other hand - this is what a good compilation should be like, shouldn't it?

This sampler is produced by Warner Music Poland and you can either buy it in Poland or in our shop:

Varios: Go Tan Go!! From Electro to Narco Tango
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Tango-workshops in Italy

For quite some years now, Danza y Movimiento Travels offers tango courses in Umbria. The course language is usually English, German or Spanish. One of the autumn courses is already booked out. This is why we would like to give you some brief information about the workshops you can still participate in:

13/09/08 - 20/09/08 with Sebastian Misse & Andrea Reyero
27/09/08 - 04/10/08 with Wolfgang Sandt
11/10708 - 18/10/08 with Joseba Pagola and Bakartxo Arabaolaza

There is a waiting list for the tango courses with Laura Priori & Andreas von Maxen.

Information on course content and application here:
Tango in Italy

There are also vacancies for our tango journey to Buenos Aires in the
first half of November:
Tango in Buenos Aires
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Latin News

We have just received quite a few interesting new Latin releases. Here, you will only find some brief information. You can read the tracklistings of the CDs and listen to the audio samples by following the corresponding links. La Sonora Carruseles have made salsa dancers get on the dancefloor for decades already. This is excellent salsa brava from Colombia:

Sonora Carruseles: Mucho Mejor

Old school merengue with Johnny Ventura, Fernandito Villalona, Cuco Valoy,
Los Hermanos Rosario and many others.

Varios: Merengue Clásico en la Calle 2008

Salsa/ charanga from Cuba. Full of zest and danceable.

Original de Manzanillo: Calentito

Charming música campesina from Cuba.

Pancho Amat: Por Etapas

This is a fresh salsa production from Colombia. Kim de los Santos and Candyman participate as well.

Orquesta La Fuga: Pisando Duro

Besides, there are also new releases by Afro Rumba Masters, Raúl Cabrera, Joaquín Pozo, Dante Vargas, Haila, Santiago Cerón, Doble Jugada and many more .
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Tanghetto: El Miedo A La Libertad

The tango electronics from Buenos Aires are back with a new CD containing 12 titles. Their previous productions “Emigrante” and “Hybrid Tango” (both were nominated for the Latin Grammy) made them one of the most popular Electrotango bands. The new album "El Miedo a la Libertad" presents titles like "Media Persona", a fusion between tango and bossa nova, and cover versions of "Englishman in New York" (Sting), where tango, jazz and reggae melt, "Sweet Dreams (are made of this)" (Eurhythmics) and "Cantaloupe Island" (written by Herbie Hancock and recorded for the first time in 1964).
This is the tracklisting with audiosamples:

Tanghetto: El Miedo A La Libertad

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Daniel Melingo on tour and new CD

Melingo is one of the most charismatic Tango singers. You will never forget him once you have heard him. His voice testifies many sleepless nights, his songs transmit a rather grim view of the world. Raucous, ferocious, uncompromising. Charme and grace? Rather not. Instead, passion for life with all its rough edges, the life of the lonely and desperate. By the way, Melingo’s new CD will be released on April, 4th. For advance orders, please send us an email. You can get a first impression here:

Melingo: Maldito Tango in our shop

All the other Melingo CDs are in stock and ready for immediate delivery:

Melingo: Santa Milonga in our shop

Melingo: Tangos Bajos in our shop

Melingo: UFA in our shop

These are the tour dates:

01.04.08 Madrid
04.04.08 London
05.04.08 Lyon
10.04.08 Bègles
11.04.08 Copenhagen
12.04.08 Copenhagen
14.04.08 Milano
16.04.08 Köln
17.04.08 Hamburg
18.04.08 Leipzig
19.04.08 Berlin
20.04.08 Budapest
26.04.08 Nîmes
28.04.08 Paris
29.04.08 Paris
30.04.08 Beauvais

For more information please have a look here: www.danielmelingo.com
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Serie Cinco Estrellas: Salsa for a great price!

The series Cinco Estrellas De Oro combines 10 big hits by renowned Latin artists: Maná, Franco de Vita, Los Toros Band, La India, Manny Manuel, Eddie Santiago, Lalo Rodríguez, Tito Nieves, Michael Stuart, Domingo Quiñones and Tony Vega. And this for the top price of 9,99 Euro each!
If you want to see the whole series, please enter the search term "Cinco Estrellas" on the top right side of our website.

For more Latin news please have a look here:

Salsa News in our shop

Merengue and Bachata News in our shop

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German "Hafentango" by Patrick Stern

German Tango. Sceptic persons might say: "It cannot work". But Patrick Stern manages very well to transmit the pain and melancholy but also the coquetry and wit of Tango lyrics into German. Patrick Stern has worked on this project for a long time, he travelled from the river Elbe in Hamburg to the Río de la Plata in Buenos Aires. There he found the musicians of the Orquesta Típica el Afronte and the Orquesta Típica Winco as well as the singer Karina Boerlegui. With these allies he produced a charming CD, which will also please an audience not speaking German.

Patrick Stern: Hafentango in our shop

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BÄNDI: Satumaa - Finnish Tango

BÄNDI: Satumaa - Finnish Tango

You just have to look at the CD cover in order to know that this is not a typical tango production. No legs wrapped in fishnet stockings or other twisted bodily parts, no embraced dance couples or
obscure streets. Not at all, here we see two jaunty elks dancing.

Satumaa is at the same time melancholic and jolly. It is a mix of tango, and march, country, jazz and a lot more. Kristina Debelius (voice, stage piano, organ), Volker Denkel (western guitar & electric guitar), Thomas Salzmann (drums, percussion), Tobias Frisch (voice, violin, kazoo) and Johannes Kramer (double-bass) catch their audience with this mixture and they don’t let go. Willingly, we listen to the sighs from the bottom of Kristina’s heart and to her somehow husky voice, even if we don’t understand any Finnish. Please listen to this:

BÄNDI: Satumaa - Finnischer Tango in our shop

The press thinks about BÄNDI
"Music which continues where Russion disco and Balkan beat reach their limits" (Frankfurter Rundschau)
"Wallowed with passion and oddity" (HR Online)
"Extremely danceable" (Journal Frankfurt)

More information in the internet
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Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia News

30 Salsa-Super-Hits on 2 CDs for all nostalgics “This is the song I practised my first steps to...!" with artists like Tito Gómez, Tito Rojas, Eddie Santiago, Puerto Rican Power, Pedro Jesús, Nino Segarra and many more.

Varios: Salsa de Amor 3 in our shop

30 Merengue-Super-Hits on 2 CDS with artists like Alex Bueno, Eddy Herrera, La Mákina, Milly Quezada, Los Toros Band, Rikarena, La Banda Gorda and many more.

Varios: Merengue de Amor 3 in our shop

Sometimes one encounters real gems. This CD is one of them. The subtitle of this bachata compilation is "Acoustic Bachata from the Cabaret Era". It is a collection of the early days of bachata, when the genre was still frowned upon, at least by the so-called upper class. Artists like Rafael Encarnación, Blas Duran, Felix Quintana and Leonardo Paniagua prove that bachata can enchant you without pop and plastic:

Varios: Bachata Roja in our shop

This is a journey to the roots of Colombian cumbia. The African influence cannot be denied, the voices and partly also the lyrics will send shivers down your spine because of their authenticity and the political background. Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto received a Latin Grammy for best folk album in 2007:

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto: Un Fuego de Sangre Pura in our shop

Enjoy listening to this music!

Kind regards
Tanja Darwish and the DyM team

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Carlos Quilici & Los Tauras Tour

Currently, this tango ensemble is touring Europe for the 4th time. The members of the band are Carlos Quilici (bandoneon, direction & arrangements), Carlos Gantus (guitar), Simón Lagier (violin), Mariano Braun (piano) and Guillermo Trobbiani (double-bass). These are the concerts in Scandinavia and Great Britain:

1/2/08 Copenhagen – Denmark

2/2/08 Ostersund – Sweden

5/2/08 Oslo – Norway

8/2/08 Gothemburg – Sweden

9/2/08 Karlskrona – Sweden

10/2/08 Kalmar - Sweden

15/2/08 London - UK

16/2/08 Leeds – UK

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Latin News Envidia

Tirso Duarte, Colon 264, Orestes Valido, Pan con Chocolate: The label Envidia, located in Spain, has released interesting productions for many years now, especially from Cuba. The CD "Fin del Juego" by Tirso Duarte, for example, is an excellent salsa/Timba production:

Tirso Duarte: Fin del Juego in our shop

But the sampler "Academia de Baile Latino" is also highly recommendable. It is a colourful mix of Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Merengue and Son. Thus, the 3 CD-Box is never boring and it is entertaining to listen to it (and to dance) from the beginning to the end.

Varios: Academia de Baile Latino (3 CD) in our shop

These are the links to the other Envidia news:

Orestes Valido: Kimbombó in our shop

Colón 264: Se Fue Pa'l Africa in our shop

Varios: Capital Tropical 08 in our shop

Pan Con Chocolate in our shop

Varios Salsa en la 10a Avenida 08 in our shop
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César "Chino" Pérez: Ciudadano Del Mundo

César Pérez is from Venezuela, but has lived in Germany for some time now (where he also plays in the band of the popular TV show TV Total). His first CD Amigo Incondicional was released in 2005, and critics, DJs and dancers and, of course, Danza y Movimiento loved it. At last, there is a new album with the title "Ciudadano del Mundo/ Citizen of the World". His music took César Pérez to many different parts of the world, indeed. So we are quite proud, that Germany is the breeding ground for his first-class Salsa productions. The band leader does not only play the trombone but sings with a fabulous disarming voice. Listen to it, dance, buy it, make a present: you shouldn’t miss out on this CD:

César "Chino" Pérez: Ciudadano Del Mundo in our shop
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Ensemble Hyperion

A short while ago, we presented the CD "Para mi Esposa" by Luis Stazo (former bandoneón player of Sexteto Mayor). We then became aware of another Tango ensemble in which Luis Stazo also
participates, the Ensemble Hyperion, we do not want to withhold from our readers.

Since its conception in 1992, the Hyperion Ensemble has developed a wide repertory of tango music and has performed at festivals, theaters, tango parties, and concert halls all over Europe, with more than 500 performances. The Ensemble has collaborated with various bandoneonists as Luis Stazo, Daniel Binelli, Alfredo Marcucci, Josè Luis Betancor, Matías González, Camilo Ferrero, Peter Reil, Hector Raul "Tito" Cartechini, and others. These fruitful collaborations has added a deeper dimension to the Hyperion Ensemble's already intense, artistic character. Hyperion's most notable appearances have been in: VI Cumbre Internacional Del Tango Sevilla 2005, Festival Couleurs Tango Paris Salle Wagram, London Battersea Arts centre, Lausanne Festival Internazionale Tangofolie 1995 and other festivals in France, Sweden, Spain, Italy and Germany.

In the month of may 2004 Hyperion has produced the show "Boulevard Tango", with 4 couples of dancers, which has been performed in the last two years in several italian theaters. In summer 2005 Hyperion began the collaboration with an important dance company; AllthatTango, directed by Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes. In summer 2005 the Ensemble also took part in the show "Tango Nuevo" with Roberto Herrera, and in the show "Tango Metropolis" with Claudio Hoffmann and the renowned bandoneonist Daniel Binelli.

These are the Links to the various CDs:

CD Hyperion: Livin' Tango in our shop

CD Ensemble Hyperion: Boulevard Tango in our shop

CD Ensemble Hyperion: Corso Buenos Aires in our shop

CD Ensemble Hyperion: Buenos Aires Hora Cero in our shop

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Salsa dance, body awareness and tantra, Cuba 2008

This workshop within a trilogy "dance and contact" will present six international teachers. There are Caruca, Alexis and Elizabeth from Cuba teaching Salsa and Salsa-isolation techniques. You can meet Andro, one of the most important tantra teachers and founder of the Diamond Lotus Institute in Berlin, who will come from his Brazilian island Tao Oasis to Havana. And you will meet Susanna and Matthias from the No-Guru-Institute in Hamburg. So if you are interested in getting to know yourself while dancing but also during physical training, consciousness exercises, yoga and meditation this is a great chance for you. For detailed information please have a look here:

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Special for teenagers concerning salsa holidays in Cuba in March

"Muévete a lo Cubano" is an intensive dance journey for salsa and
salsa isolation techniques in Havana from March 9th to March 22nd
2008. There are already some bookings of adults travelling with
teenagers from 13 to 17 years. Some of the teenagers will take dance
classes, others Spanish classes or drums. Maybe this could be an idea
for a vacation together with your children? But no matter if
travelling on your own or with kids - March is peak season (Easter)
and the plane tickets are increasing due to booked out economy
classes. There is more information here:

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Merengue and Bachata News

Domenic Marte, Los Hermanos Rosario, Raulín Rodríguez and 2008 Exitos sampler. These are the new releases with links to the track listings and audio samples:

CD Los Hermanos Rosario: Aura in our shop

These Merengueros from the Dominican Republic have been in the business for many years and they guarantee top quality.

CD Domenic Marte: Deseos De Amarte in our shop

Maybe better known as Domenic M, this Bachatero, who also writes some of his songs, is on the way to the top.

CD Raulin Rodriguez: La Carretera in our shop

He has been an institution in the Bachata scene for more than ten years.

CD Varios: 2008 Año De Exitos Bachata/ Merengue in our shop

With Monchy y Alexandra, Zacarías Ferreira, Luis Vargas, Joe Veras and many others.

There are more new releases as well:
CD Merengue and Bachata news in our shop
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Salsa News

Chino Nuñez, Victor Manuelle, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Black Sugar Sextet... A feast for every Salsa fan. These are our recommendations with some short descriptions:

CD Black Sugar Sextet: Estamos Azucar in our shop

Salsa from New York with Lucho Cueto, José Tabares, Robert Quintero,
Carlitos Soto, Luis Quintero, Mike Freeman and famous guest musicians like Tito Allen.

CD Victor Manuelle: Una Navidad A Mi Estilo in our shop

This Latin Christmas of the famous Salsero swings!

CD Varios: The Greatest Salsa Ever in our shop

The three CDs are packed with almost 230 minutes of Salsa gems.

CD Pablo Chino Nuñez: Doctor Salsa in our shop

A Salsa highlight of 2007. A must for lovers of Salsa!

CD Gilberto Santa Rosa: Contrastes in our shop

This double CD is worth the money just because of the first track: “Conteo Regresivo”. You won’t get the song out of your head again. CD 1 is Salsa, CD 2 Baladas.

There are more new releases, for example Johnny Ray Zamot: Camino de Fama, Ray Viera: Trombao, Zon del Barrio: Cortijo’s Tribe, Jimmy Saa: Golpe Original, here:

CD Salsa News in our shop
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New Tango CDs + 12 Tangos DVD

Stazo Mayor, Sampler Buenos Aires - Paris Vol. 2, Cuarteto Bando, Jürgen Karthe and Fabian Klentzke, Sampler Tango Trilogy and CD/DVD box of the movie 12 Tangos at last. So there is a lot of inspiration for Christmas gifts and wish lists. These are our recommendations with some short information:

CD Stazo Mayor: A Mi Esposa in our shop

The former musician and founder of the famous orchestra Sexteto Mayor presents 16 titles in the instrumentation bandoneón (Luis Stazo and Christian Gerber) and guitar (César Nigro).

CD Jürgen Karthe und Fabian Klentzke: Tango Amoratado in our shop

Our last newsletter pointed out the CD A Puro Curda by Cuarteto Andorinha. Tango Amoratado is another production by Fabian Klentzke (pianist from Sexteto Andorinha) and Jürgen Karthe
(bandoneón in the same orchestra). It is evident that the musicians know each other really well and that they complement one another perfectly.

CD Cuarteto Bando: Tango A Tango in our shop

For this production, the bandoneón player Jürgen Karthe is joined by Jung-Won Oh (violin), Robert Brenner (bass) and Steffen Heinze (piano). The quartet interprets compositions by Carlos di Sarli, Julio de Caro, Julio de Caro and Astor Piazzolla, amongst others.

CD Varios: Buenos Aires - Paris Vol. 2 (2 CDs) in our shop

Follow-up CD of the popular compilation Buenos Aires - Paris which has been eagerly awaited. Electrotango with, for example, Narcotango, Tanghetto and Otros Aires.

CD Varios: Tango Trilogy (3 CDs) in our shop

3 CDs with 45 tango titles famous all over the world, for example La
Cumparsita, Mi Buenos Aires querido, El Choclo and El día que me quieras.

CD 12 Tangos (CD+DVD) in our shop

CD and DVD of the movie by Arne Birkenstock, which portrays the everyday-life and the music of the capital of Argentina and of Tango.
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Sexteto Andorinha & Sergio Gobi

Everybody dancing Tango regularly, at least in Europe, will have met the Sexteto Andorinha. They are a popular live orchestra and they have already performed "from Moskau to Madrid, from Uppsala to Zürich". In all these places, the musicians have shown their devotion to Tango. The latest production "De Puro Curda" presents 16 titles, written for example by Astor Piazzolla, Francisco Canaro and Aníbal Troilo. Yet, there are also three compositions by Peter Reil (Bandoneón) seamlessly fitting in. A beautiful album (also visually), which will not only please the dancers:

CD Sexteto Andorinha & Sergio Gobi in our shop
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Costa Brava and Maestros de la Salsa

Costa Brava is one of the most popular Salsa orchestras in Puerto Ricos. For 25 years they have been in the music business, and they still know how to entertain their audience. This new production is powerful, dynamic and perfect for the dancefloor. Salsa Clásica worth listening to:

CD Costa Brava De Puerto Rico: A Pico Y Pala Pa' Que No Joma in our shop

Here are the masters, indeed: Ismael Miranda, Andy Montañez, José Alberto el Canario, Tito Allen, Ray Barretto and Tito Nieves are only some of the artists presented on this CD: Salsa Brava, no plastic, no pop, just great music:

CD Varios: Grandes Maestros De La Salsa Live 2 in our shop
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