Music and Dance Information
Here are lots of sources related to music and dance, particuarly bands in the UK, sources of CDs and sheet music, and sites analysing the dance and tango culture.
For more general music and culture see the main links page
Music and other things
- Radio Tango Argentina
- on-line radio, music and lyrics files
- Based in Argentina, gifs of sheet music, lyrics, discographies
- Some Real Audio music downloads
- Christian Mensing's Tango Music
- Comprehensive pages on Tango Music covering the bandoneon, where to get sheet music and recordings, and midi files, and even tango musicians!
- Tango and Milonga: A close relationship
- Article on rhythms of tango and milonga and their relationship, on the Latin American Folk Institute pages
- Tango Rhythm by David Drake
- Short Article on rhythms of tango and milonga
- Argentine Tango History by Bill Matthiesen
- Article on history of tango focusing on rhythns and music.
- Tango: A Bibliography, Compiled by Deborah Jakubs
- An extensive bibliography
- Rhythm, Meter, and Dance of the Argentine Tango
- Kristin Wendland - Emory University Longer introductory paper on music of tango, with reference to individual pieces, but not the actual clips.
- The Evolution of Tango Music - by Pablo Aslan
- Pablo, who is leader and bass player of one of the leading contemporary tango groups, also has other interesting on the music of tango and how to dance to it.
- Zirval tango Store
- Try Zirvals in Argentina for music. Very good prices on multiple purchases.
- Danza y Movimiento
- Hamburg-based on-line retailer with great selection, and online preview
- Amazon has plenty of tango, by all the well known bands
- Great catalogue, a Netherlands based record store.
- UK based importer of tango and Cuban music, run by a tango dancer
- Bridge to the Tango
- US tango teacher and entrepreneur Daniel Trenner's site selling instructional videos, and CD's , and tango holidays
- Yahoo shopping service
- Has loads of Tango
- For ETS members
- Ask Toby if you want to buy music as he has a large collection and can advise you, and often makes bulk purchases from Mundial and elsewhere. Alternatively borrow from the library only 50p a week.
Finding Sheet Music
- Tango books online (castellanolibros)
- Site selling books on tango (in spanish)
- ¡Que Tangazo!
- Edinbrugh based Tango quintet-Fronted by Chilean singer Valentina Montoya Martínez, this quintet is an unashamedly traditional tango band, raunchy and subtle in performance. Recreating the mood of tango's early beginnings, ¡QuÉ Tangazo! plays mostly, though not solely, the music of the vieja guardia and brings the warmth and dynamic of an early era to the 21st century. Its sound is a powerful contribution to the renaissance of a music genre with a long and rich history.
- McFall's Chamber
- Eclectic music group in Scotland who performed and produced a CD of music from argentina and Chile, mostly tango , with Valentina Martinez.
- Tango Siempre
- One of the UK's most established tango quartets based in Bristol
- Los Mareados
- London based tango quartet who have played at Edinburgh Tango Ball.
- Tango Volcano
- London based tango quartet
- Carlos Libedinsky - Narcotango
- Argentine musician and founder of group Narcoango
- L'Amour tango
- Young tango trio from Buenos Aires who regularly visit the UK and Edinburgh
Dance and Analysis
- Secrets of the Milongueros
- Most interesting set of texts and photos of dancers in Buenos aires by Rick McGarrey analysing style of dance and body mechanics of milongeros on the dance floor
- Discources of Authenticity in the Tango Community of Pittsburg by Donna Knauth
- For the sociologially minded, someone in the US has actually written an academic dissertation on how a local tango scene in the US split, in terms of alternative interpretations of tango and authenticity.