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National Day of Tango – Reflections on Tango in 2020

2020 brought about forced and rapid change, disruptions in personal time and social space, work related challenges, limitations galore but also new perspectives, lessons and blessings. Tango, and its makers, adapted, reinvented itself, sustained itself, developed new formats and is still alive and well – there is no Covid that fits it. As poet Manuel […]

The San Luis Tango orchestra celebrates twelve years of adventures from Krakow

With twelve years of career, the family orchestra is planning to celebrate far from home. For the first eleven years they would hold an anniversary concert in their little town, Justo Daract. As planning ahead is the key to success, they invited their audience well in advance and cooked homemade delicious sweet dishes to pumper […]

From San Luis to Poznan, the adventures of José Torres Duval

La San Luis Tango, an orchestra made up mostly of José’s family, had to cancel their shows scheduled in Switzerland, Poland and Germany in 2020 because of the pandemic. Across the ocean, in San Luis province in Argentina, are his grandmother América and his daughter Sol Magalí, aged 15, whom he now meets via Zoom.

Old Polish tango in Polish and Hebrew: Graj skrzypku, graj! Play fiddler, play!

One of the most popular Polish tangos in late 30s. It was written by Władysław Lidauer, who died in Warsaw ghetto. Adam Aston under the name of Ben Lewi recorded it in Hebrew for Syrena-Electro already in 30s. The translation was made by Biderman. During the II world war, this record found its way to […]

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