Archive for November, 2007

Great source of tango music and tango related info!

November 30, 2007

I recently discovered a large resource for tango music and other tango related information on eSnips.

You can listen to a lot of tango music from the very very old – the earliest I found are from 1907! (e.g. Hotel Victoria) – to the latest neotango music. It’s easy to create and save your own playlists as well.

Some interesting resources to start with:

For anything else you can just search the name of any song and/or artist. It’s an amazing collection and everyone can contribute to it!

Ultra Cool D’Arienzo Video!

November 16, 2007

Just found this very cool video on youtube, Juan D’Arienzo is wild! This is just Rock ‘n’ Roll!
The song is “Loca”, and it’s recorded somewhere in the first half of the 1960’s:

I like my new tango shoes!

November 9, 2007

Wednesday my new DNI tango shoes arrived from Buenos Aires with a friend!

DNI-Beige-Blue2

I immediately tried them out at the milonga and they are absolutely fantastic! They dance like a dream! Very good and comfortable fit. They have 3 cm french heels, higher than any of my older shoes (all Susana Artesanal with 2.5 cm straight heels).

The soles are special too, the front sole has an oval rubber piece in the center and suede around it, clever design and it works. I used to dance on suede soles, but the past 2 years I preferred rubber for better grip and stability. Rubber soles are perfect on most tango floors, while suede can often be too slippery. The DNI soles try to combine the best of both worlds.

It’s a different feeling with the higher heels, I still have to get used to the slight change in balance (respect to all women…), but I like it. I think I will order another pair 🙂

Bajofondo: capturing the energy

November 2, 2007

On Halloween there was a Bajofondo concert in Hasselt, it was the second time this year that I saw them and as always it was an excellent and exciting concert, not to be missed! It’s so good to see the fun and pleasure that these guys have on stage. They were even wearing Halloween masks!
Moreover, I bought the new CD “Mar Dulce” and had it autographed by Santaolalla, Ferres and Supervielle! Yes! I’m happy 😉

I tried to capture the energy and action of the concert in photographs, just as I try to capture the action of tango dancing. I like to see movement in photographs so it’s not all sharp and crisp. It’s more impressionistic I guess…

Here are my attempts:

Martin Ferres:
Martin Ferres Martin Ferres bandoneon action

Ferres-Casacuberta with Halloween masks:
Ferres-Casacuberta Halloween Tango

Javier Casalla:
Javier Casalla Javier Casalla

VJ Veronica Loza dancing on stage:
Veronica Loza

DJ Supervielle:
Supervielle

The Audience:
audience blown away