Sunday, February 26, 2012

2nd International Tango Frostbite Festival 23-26 February 2012 Helsinki Finland

Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes
Diego ”El Pajaro” Riemer & Maria Belen Giachello
Federico Farfaro & Liesl Bourke
Pasi & Maria Laurén

Mauro Berardi (ITA)
Semeon Kukormin (RUS)
Antti Suniala (FIN)
Kristian Salikoski (FIN)
Hernán Ohaco (ARG)
Jenni Valli (FIN)
Oleg Golubev (RUS)

Markku Anttonen (FIN)

Reinis Priednieks (LAT)
Edita Aluziene (LIT)

Solo Tango Orquesta (RUS)

4 night milongas in great locations, 3 daytime milongas, 2 after parties. An exciting supplementary programme including ice swimming and Finnish Sauna. The complete programme is now published and the registration is open. We hope to hear from you soon!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tanda of the Week 08/2012 -
Francisco Lomuto - milongas

Kaija Palokas 1961-2012
1. Francisco Lomuto / Jorge Omar - "Qué tiempo aquel" 1938 starts the greatly anticipated second annual Tango Frostbite international tango festival in Helsinki Finland. The festival is a big deal for the growing tango community in Finland and we will have an amazing 4 days of milongas and classes with hundreds of dancers, great maestros, dj's and an orchestra.

However we start the festival with sad news as just a few days ago our community had a tragic loss of one of our key members Kaija Palokas. She was an exceptional person, organizer and a dancer and she will be greatly missed. She loved milongas so this one is for you Kaija.

Lomuto, Francisco - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store
Milonga tandas

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tanda of the Week 07 / 2012 -
Donato - Valentine's Day special

1. Edgardo Donato / Lita Morales, Romeo Gavioli - "Yo te amo" 1940
2. Edgardo DonatoHoracio Lagos, Romeo Gavioli - "Amando en silencio" 1941
3. Edgardo DonatoJorge Ortiz - "El día que me quieras" 1935
4. Edgardo Donato / Romeo Gavioli - "La melodía del corazón" 1940

 I challenged the followers of the TOTW Facebook group to create a romantic tanda in celebration of Valentine's Day. The rules were that no melancholy, misery or misfortune was accepted, and this turned out to be a real challenge. It is tango music after all....

This tanda was put together with the help of Thomas Hildebrandt and Maria Pilar. Thank you!

Donato, Edgardo - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tanda of the Week 06 / 2012 -
Orquesta Típica Víctor

Listen to the tanda - MP3 

Here's the second guest dj tanda from Dj Chris from UK. Thank you Chris!

"I see TOTW has only two OT Victor tango tandas, so here's one from me:
I played this last time I DJed. This was at Bailarin Tango Club, in
Windsor, one of the UK's loveliest traditional milongas."  
You can find set lists of the milongas Chris has played over the years at his website. Here's the set list from the above mentioned milonga:
Dj Chris - UK - - TOTW
Orquesta Tipica Victor - TOTW - Todo - iTunes Store 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tanda of the Week 05 / 2012 -
Anibal Troilo con Francisco Fiorentino

1. Anibal Troilo / Francisco Fiorentino - "Garúa" 1943
2. Anibal Troilo / Francisco Fiorentino - "Sosiego en la noche" 1943
3. Anibal Troilo / Francisco Fiorentino - "Cada vez que me recuerdes" 1943
4. Anibal Troilo / Francisco Fiorentino - "Farol" 1943 

This weeks guest dj tanda comes from DJ Derrick Del Pilar from USA. He's the author of two of the finest tango blogs on the net: Poesia de Gotan and DDP's Favorite Tandas. Here's what he had to say about this tanda: 

"I have a soft spot for sentimental lyrics, and this tanda of gems from Troilo and Fiorentino is very sentimental. The music can be difficult to dance, but it is very rewarding, especially late at night during a longer milonga. The challenge that this music poses is different from the drama of, say, a late Pugliese. Lyrical music like this challenges us to slow down our dancing, find the pauses and silences and stillnesses.

I am especially fond of Troilo's version of "Farol" (click for translation), which closes this tanda. It is a very different interpretation than the slightly more famous version by Pugliese with Roberto Chanel, but to me it is less cynical and sweeter." 

Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes - iTunes Store 
Fiorentino, Francisco - TOTW - Todo Tango - - TangoTunes - iTunes Store