Music and Dance Information

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.
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.

Buying Music

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
There is some music on iTunes ,for example D'Angelis , or Troilo , or Pugliese
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)

Tango Musicians

¡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.