Tango nuevo top list?

#1
Hi there,

Can you please suggest 20-40 songs that you consider the best for tango nuevo? Even better 2 lists one with famous artists and one with not so famous but with good music and songs? Thanks.
 

jantango

Active Member
#3
Haven't you heard the news? Tango nuevo is on the way out, so don't bother collecting new CDs for dancing. There have been posts on Irene and Man Yung's blog, Tango Cherie, and Arlene's blog about its demise. Chicho Frumboli said it best -- it has no essence of tango.

It was invented for those who want to show off on the dance floor. It isn't a social form of dance. And it certainly isn't tango, especially when it is danced to alternative music.

Better to invest wisely in good recordings from the late 30s and 40s which are still played in Buenos Aires. Why? because they are classics and will never go out of style like tango nuevo.

Dave's recommendation above is nice listening music, but it isn't dance music for whatever type of dancing. Dance music has a distinctive rhythm that identifies the dance.
 
#4
On it's way out or not, why isn't there a seperate 'Tango Nuevo' forum? So that all it's aficionados can have a place to share information, too? Can we vote on it or something to get one going? I hope so, afterall this is supposedly an Argentine Tango forum.
 

Peaches

Well-Known Member
#5
Oh, get over yourselves already, you two. You don't like anything later than 1950, we get it. So don't listen to it, and don't dance to it, but leave the rest of us (who have managed to figure out how to dance tango steps, with a tango embrace, with passion and intensity and feeling, to that sort of stuff...or "alternative" music) in peace.

To the OP: there's lots of stuff out there. Check out Bajofondo, Debayres, Gotan, etc. Tango Beats, Tango Night Club, etc. As for an actual list--I don't have one anymore, and don't have the time to compile one. But I'm sure you can find lots of stuff out there that you'll enjoy.
 

JohnEm

Well-Known Member
#6
Oh, get over yourselves already, you two. You don't like anything later than 1950, we get it. So don't listen to it, and don't dance to it, but leave the rest of us (who have managed to figure out how to dance tango steps, with a tango embrace, with passion and intensity and feeling, to that sort of stuff...or "alternative" music) in peace.
An over the top response as usual Peaches!
And that comes from someone who sometimes
likes to dance traditional style to NeoTango music,
but not just any NeoTango.
Probably from what you say, so do you.

But here the debate is about Nuevo. Those who dance in the embrace
want to dance in peace and empathy with each other and the music.
Nuevo seems to be anything but peaceful, from the showy dancing
to the sometimes thumping music (how can that be Tango of any kind?).

Unfortunately I think predicting the demise of Nuevo is premature,
Arlene's blog is the more accurate. Meanwhile I'd vote with Mario.
 

Subliminal

Well-Known Member
#7
Congratulations trolls! You win. When I first came here, this forums was a great help to me in getting started on my tango journey. Now it just seems like a complete waste of time. Not to mention several people whose opinions I value have already abandoned here.

Thanks to everyone who helped me out when I first started. I'll probably still hang out in the other forum sections, maybe I'll see you there.
 

dchester

Moderator
Staff member
#8
Congratulations trolls! You win. When I first came here, this forums was a great help to me in getting started on my tango journey. Now it just seems like a complete waste of time. Not to mention several people whose opinions I value have already abandoned here.

Thanks to everyone who helped me out when I first started. I'll probably still hang out in the other forum sections, maybe I'll see you there.
FWIW, you'll be missed.

If you are still around, I will point out that this forum does have the ignore feature enabled. IMO, it's worth a try.

http://www.dance-forums.com/account/ignored
 
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JohnEm

Well-Known Member
#9
Congratulations trolls! You win. When I first came here, this forums was a great help to me in getting started on my tango journey. Now it just seems like a complete waste of time. Not to mention several people whose opinions I value have already abandoned here.
And this comes from someone who posts in the Whining threads! LoL!!!!
 

dchester

Moderator
Staff member
#10
On it's way out or not, why isn't there a seperate 'Tango Nuevo' forum? So that all it's aficionados can have a place to share information, too? Can we vote on it or something to get one going? I hope so, afterall this is supposedly an Argentine Tango forum.
FWIW, Nuevo is danced in Argentina quite a bit, along with all the other styles of tango.

For those of you who want to whine about Nuevo, how about starting your own thread. If you do that, then if I decide to post in it, I won't try to hijack it on the first page.

The OP was trying to have a thread about music, understand? (comprendo?)
 

dchester

Moderator
Staff member
#13
Haven't you heard the news? Tango nuevo is on the way out, so don't bother collecting new CDs for dancing. There have been posts on Irene and Man Yung's blog, Tango Cherie, and Arlene's blog about its demise. Chicho Frumboli said it best -- it has no essence of tango.

It was invented for those who want to show off on the dance floor. It isn't a social form of dance. And it certainly isn't tango, especially when it is danced to alternative music.

Better to invest wisely in good recordings from the late 30s and 40s which are still played in Buenos Aires. Why? because they are classics and will never go out of style like tango nuevo.

Dave's recommendation above is nice listening music, but it isn't dance music for whatever type of dancing. Dance music has a distinctive rhythm that identifies the dance.
To be honest, that song "Corsica" is a very nice song to dance milonguero style to. Alternative songs aren't just for Nuevo.

:cool:
 

Zoopsia59

Well-Known Member
#14
Hi there,

Can you please suggest 20-40 songs that you consider the best for tango nuevo? Even better 2 lists one with famous artists and one with not so famous but with good music and songs? Thanks.
I'm not so good with knowing who the artists are for music I like when I hear it (or the names of pieces)

But I have to admit (despite it being cliche' at this point) that I really love Gotan.
 

JohnEm

Well-Known Member
#15
But you'd only know that if you read the whining threads yourself.....
:p
Well actually No I don't - there are other ways of finding out on here
without the bore of reading everyone whining.


As for the OP: there's plenty of sources on the net to help find Nuevo
or even Neo music. I know I had to it when I first started and didn't come
on here asking for other people to spoon feed me.

Researching, listening and working it out is all part of tango, unless maybe
you're a Nuevoist . . . . in which case a manual of steps, moves and music
is all you need. ;)
 
#16
Starter pack :

Tango

Gotan Project Queremos Paz / Epoca / Chunga's Revenge
Bajofondo Parfum / Zitarrosa / Mi Corazon
Tanghetto Enjoy the Silence / El Boulevard / Sweet Dreams / Englishman in New York
Libedinski Vi Luz y Subi / Plano Secuencia
Aubele Postales
Otros Aires A Veces / Percanta / Pampa Seca

Milongas
Otros Aires Milonga Sentimental / Rotos en Raval
Caceres Toca Tango
Kevin Johanssen Sur o No Sur

Vals
Yann Tiersen La Valse d'Amelie
Galliano Vals de Margeaux
Soundtrack Beekeepers Vals Paris
 
#19
O.K. would someone please point out the flaw in my reasoning; Argentine Tango is first and foremost a genre of music and then there is the dance to that music which is also called...you guessed it. Now, when someone comes into an Argentine Tango forum and asks for music other than Argentine Tango...hmmm, I get confussed...it makes my head reel....duh, am I in the right place? And so, shouldn't there be a place for people to share music other than Argentine tango that is not in the Argentine Tango forum? Oh, did I mention Argentine Tango??:confused:
 

li

New Member
#20
As for the OP: there's plenty of sources on the net to help find Nuevo
or even Neo music. I know I had to it when I first started and didn't come
on here asking for other people to spoon feed me.

Researching, listening and working it out is all part of tango, unless maybe
you're a Nuevoist . . . . in which case a manual of steps, moves and music
is all you need. ;)
So what's the point of a forum then? Researching and working it out in isolation is all very well, but sharing the experience is much more stimulating. And after all, tango is all about sharing experience...
 

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