Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by opendoor, May 2, 2014.
Interested to hear about your choice.
I'm not a DJ (yet), but every DJ in my tango community ends with La Cumparsita unless it's an alternative milonga, in which case it could be anything.
For me, it varies, but I rarely play La Cumparsita. It's way over done, IMO.
La Cumparsita has a tradition in the milongas of Buenos Aires. Everyone knows it means the end of the milonga, because no one is watching the clock. In Lo de Celia Tango Club, everybody applauds the DJ for the music.
There are more recordings of La Cumparsita than any other tango. It's only appropriate that tango's national anthem is the last tune (it's not a song) of the night.
Piazzolla supposedly said La Cumparsita is a "dreadful little tune", yet I agree with jantango for the reasons she stated, which I embrace. And besides, Piazzolla had an ax to grind.
Actually, someone wrote lyrics to La Cumparsita, but recorded versions with lyrics aren't used.
Or do you have by chance other certain pieces or jingles you always use for
announcements, noon, ladies´s choice, birthday, tombola, doubles detected, ...
I like Como se pianta la vida
'how life slips away '
A DJ in Washington, DC finished with Piazolla's Oblivion.
Lately, I've been ending with assorted Pugliesi tandas, although I have ended with a Piazzolla tanda before (with the last song being an edited version of Bandoneon (with the long intro removed)).
I like La Cumpa for the ending, but I have used Piazzolla (depending on the type of milonga). For the latter, though Oblivion is one of my most fav songs ever (of the genre), I can't see closing with it. Bandoneon is a better choice, IMO.
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