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Tarea #2 – JCCC Spring 17

Tarea #2 – JCCC Spring 17

Welcome to your next tarea from Tango Matiz. We’ll continue the reading from last week and discuss some more videos and music. Let’s jump right in.


I’d like for you guys to read Part 2 from the Meaning of Tango. Once again, if you would like, feel free to purchase a copy for yourself from the following link: The Meaning of Tango: The Story of the Argentinian Dance.

And as last week, you can download a scan of the reading here:

Download: Meaning of Tango — Part 2


Technique Videos:
As a good review of our last class, here is a link of Michelle & Joachim dancing back ochos and the cross:

And an inspirational video:

Javier Rodriguez & Moira Castellano — La tupungatina, Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese, 1952


We will continue with an overview of another Class A orchestra from the Golden Age of Tango (1935–1955): Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese.

Note: Class A was a recording industry classification for the most recorded orchestras of the Golden Age. It was reserved for just 4 orquestras.

Orquesta Osvaldo Pugliese

Osvaldo Pugliese has some of the most recognizable Tango music to the modern ear. He is by far the most dramatic out of all the Golden Era orchestra leaders, and usually performed late in the night, for more experience dancers. To this day, the Pugliese tanda is something special in a milonga night, often marked as the most passionate or ‘deepest’ experience.

Arguable his most famous composition: La Yumba, or “The Shumba” (“Shumba” is a particular technique of playing Tango).

And another: A Evaristo Carriego, or “To Evaristo Carriego“:

Finally, Cascabelito, or “Little Bell”:

That’s it! See you in class.