Recent content by Andreas Wichter

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    Song Title Identification Thread

    I came across that one when I was digging around, but I'm pretty sure it's not the one tangobro is looking for. You can listen to it on Amazon (or itunes). There's a CD apparently, and here's a link to the digital version on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/goacdfy
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    Song Title Identification Thread

    That was an interesting challenge. I was fairly sure early on the singer was Alberto Podesta, and going from there I finally found this video on youtube: The track starts at 21:45 and the video states it is Orquesta Alberto di Paulo with Podesta. I couldn't find any confirmation as Recien...
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    Song Title Identification Thread

    It is "Mi Vieja Linda" by Emilio Pellejero, to be found on the Uruguayan Sondor label.
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    BsAs syndrome

    John, This will be my last post on the topic as I don't think we will see eye to eye on any of this, and also Steve seemed to kinda tap his fingers earlier, probably not wanting this thread going off the rails. First, let me apologise if my tone was too harsh. Yours wasn't exactly gentle, and...
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    BsAs syndrome

    @gyb: One could say that encuentros are like marathons, but aimed at the close embrace crowd. Most have no workshops.
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    BsAs syndrome

    John, Not exactly sure what you mean by "personalising", but ok. I wanted some specifics, which is why I asked if you had actually been to any encuentros. You were talking in the plural, turns out you came to Abrazos, and this was you hinting at it in a slightly veiled manner. --- "Referring...
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    BsAs syndrome

    Dear John, you say "Nor do the people behind the so-called "Milonguero" festivals teach nor dance in BsAs style." I would like to know what you mean by "BsAs style". Maybe you could point out what these organisers are doing wrong: (You need to precede these with the youtube URL, sorry for...
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    BsAs syndrome

    For those not familiar with so-called "encuentros milongueros", let me try and say a few words about how I see them. This type of festival was created because there was a need for them. No matter where you live (outside of Buenos Aires), there will only be a handful of dancers, and very few...
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    BsAs syndrome

    Hard to know where to begin... This will take a few posts, sorry if it gets boring. First of all, I feel compelled to finally write because there have been a few instances lately where people who either never went to an "encuentro milonguero", or who obviously felt overwhelmed because they...
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    BsAs syndrome

    @JohnEm I am a bit surprised hearing of your experiences. Which milonguero festivals have you been at?
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    Who is the singer of this tango?

    Alberto Arenas
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    Music ID?

    Well, as it says in the comments below the video, it is "Recuerdo".
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    Adventures with an IDTA syllabus... :)

    "Ballroom standardization made partner dancing a worldwide, teachable, enjoyable experience for millions, and the same will happen for AT if it is made easy and understandable by the masses." This whole thing makes me shudder. Ballroom teacher organisations have made tango a parody of itself...
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    Tango Orchestra Preferences

    I would agree that Troilo is one of the absolute top orchestras, although personally I like only the stuff from a very narrow window (1941-1943 or so). That, however, is absolutely brilliant. I don't know which CDs you have, but listen to El Tamango, Cachirulo, Cordon de Oro or Guapeando for...
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    Tango Orchestra Preferences

    Pugliese: As was mentioned earlier on this thread, early Pugliese is different from the late dramatic (often overblown) stuff. Let me get this straight: I love Pugliese's music (there are a few late recordings that are just too much, granted, and his milongas are best forgotten), and he is one...