Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tanda of the Week 41/2010 - Tango Finlandia

Download or listen Tanda of the Week 41/2010 - Tango Finlandia

1. Henry Theel - "Plegaria (Kellot Soi) 1943
2. Olavi Virta - "Siks' Oon Mä Suruinen" 1944
3. Metro-Tytöt - "Unikuva" 1951
4. Veikko Tuomi ja Dallape Orkesteri - "Yön Hetket" 1951

As argentine tango landed in Europe, even before it's golden era, it made it's way all the way to Finland and the melancholic nation of ours gave it a very warm welcome. Although we quickly transformed tango argentino to tango finlandia or "suomi tango" simplifying the rhythm and orchestration I believe that a lot of the essentials of original tango music still remained.

I will serve you with this tanda which includes some of my favorite finnish tangos that, in my opinion, also have qualities that are easier to appreciate to fans of tango argentino. To make the approach to this style of tango easier the tanda starts with "Plegaria" by Henry Theel which is the only argentine tango "cover" of the tanda and an interesting one at that (check out Osvaldo Fresedo's "Plegaria" from 1940). Next up is one of the finest songs from Olavi Virta, who is the Carlos Gardel of finnish tango music, followed by Metro-Tytöt, a female vocal trio with a great orchestra, and Veikko Tuomi and one of the best orchestras Dallape (which is still/again active and recording!).

I will also add an interesting trailer to a documentary related to finnish tango. Check it out!

Trailer Tango Suomi from gabriela aparici on Vimeo.

1 kommenttia:

  1. Congratulation for this nice blog Antti.

    Have a good time in Tokyo and I am looking forward to meet you.

    Greetings from Tampere
    Bärbel Rücker | Tanzbar