Tango Argentino > DJays - what is your last song for a milonga?

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by opendoor, May 2, 2014.

  1. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Interested to hear about your choice.
  2. Lilly_of_the_valley

    Lilly_of_the_valley Well-Known Member

    La Cumparsita.
  3. rain_dog

    rain_dog Active Member

    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.
  4. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    For me, it varies, but I rarely play La Cumparsita. It's way over done, IMO.
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  5. jantango

    jantango Active Member

    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.
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  6. tangomonkey

    tangomonkey Active Member

    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.
  7. jantango

    jantango Active Member

    Actually, someone wrote lyrics to La Cumparsita, but recorded versions with lyrics aren't used.
  8. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Or do you have by chance other certain pieces or jingles you always use for
    announcements, noon, ladies´s choice, birthday, tombola, doubles detected, ...
  9. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    I like Como se pianta la vida
    Tanturi /Castillo
    'how life slips away '
  10. tangomaniac

    tangomaniac Active Member

    A DJ in Washington, DC finished with Piazolla's Oblivion.
  11. dchester

    dchester Moderator Staff Member

    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)).
  12. Angel HI

    Angel HI Well-Known Member

    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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