“Right now, if you are a dj, you darn well better have a good version of Canaro’s “Poema” ready to go. It is a “new” hit.”
“Poema” is written by Eduardo Bianco and Mario Melfi. It’s most famous in Francisco Canaro’s version sung by Roberto Maida. In fact I only found one other version by Ranko Fujisawa, a female Japanese tango singer from the fifties with “the voice of an angel”. It’s not a bad version either.
Oh yes, and there’s an accordion musette version by Tony Murena…
Many couples did demo’s on “Poema”, from the old guard to the more innovative dancers like Chicho and Dana y Pablo. It are mostly improvisations, not choreographies, which makes it interesting to watch.
The old guard:
Ricardo Vidort and Liz Haight
Carlos Copello and Luna Palacios
Tete and Silvia
The younger generation:
Javier Rodrigues and Geraldine Rojas
Fabian Peralta and Natacha Poberaj
The new generation:
Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli and Eugenia Parilla
Pablo Inza and Moira Castellano
If you know more versions of “Poema” or find more videos, please let me know so I can add them to this page!