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Unformatted text preview: - about people trying to make a tangody o “far- off Buenos aires, how lovely you are” “good bye Buenos Aires, I won’t see you again” o shows issue of not understanding culture; French people don’t understand why they would be showing Argentinean tango, thought it was too ethnic French people like the show they put on, but didn’t understand it • - tango started to creep into high end culture, starts to cross over in classical music as well o brought about by tangody’s and Astor Piazzolla’s popularity • • Five Tango Sensations, III: Anxiety (Astor Piazzolla) Astor Piazzolla with the Kronos Quartet [Five Tango Sensations, Elektra Nonesuch CD 9, 1991] o Shortly before his death, Piazzolla wrote this piece for the Kronos Quartet. The third movement, “Anxiety” perhaps best melds the traditional sound of the tango with the qualities of a classic string quartet (although with the addition of the bandoneon). o Kronos Quartet known for their minimalism meant to get you to notice tiny differences • • “Tango Apocalypso” (Boris Kovac) Boris Kovac [The Last Balkan Tango, Piranha CD, 2001] o Boris Kovac is a Serbian musician who mixes traditional Balkan music with a number of other dance forms in an evocative, almost cinematic style. o helps blur lines between tango and other ethnic music shows how closely tango can blend with central European music, like gypsy music o uses a Polish accordian instead of bandoneon, also has clarinet o in background, plays clips of Yugoslavian War - uses tango as representative of lost “tango is about the memory of Argentina” • • “Pa’ Bailar” (Gustavo Santaolalla/Juan Campodonico/Luciano Supervielle) Bajofondo [Mar Dulce, Surco CD, 2007] o Bajofondo (formerly Bajofondo Tango Club) is a collective of seven musicians from Argentina and Uruguay, led by composer Gustavo Santaolalla. o Their mixture of tango and electronica has revitalized interest in traditional tango and tango dancing, while melding it with European- style electronic dance music. They dropped the Tango Club part of their name in spring of 2008, apparently beca...
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