What is good tango music (and where can I get it)?
There is a tremendous variety in authentic Argentine tango music.
For some of the playlists that we use in tango class, you can go to Spotify and find ” Sabine Ibes ”
See The Tango Store for a wide selection of CD’s.
Here are some ideas and the ones I like:
- Francisco Canaro, Carlos Di Sarli, and Rodolfo Biagi are great for steady, traditional tangos of the 1930s and 40s.
- For very Dynamic music: Osvaldo Pugliese (little bit more complex ,late 40s-early 50s).
- Astor Piazzolla is also a well known and an incredible musician. For dancing it might be too complicated due to sudden changes of the mood in the music.
- There are many orchestras; one of my favorites: Silencio, Orquesta de tango Uruguayo, Argentina (www.silenciotango.com)
- Then there is contemporary tango music, the more well known ones being Narcotango, Gotan Project, Bajofondo Tango Club, Tanghetto. This is a fusion of electronic and tango music. (heavy on the electronic!)
- Many people now also like to dance tango to Alternative tango music for example; the Eagles, playing Hotel California, or a soundtrack from the Movie Amelie, valse d’Amelie.
A one-page basic intro, with starter album recommendations, and a 60-CD must- have list for beginning DJs, by Tine Herreman is located at:
Guides to Tango Music for Social Dancing:
Building a tango library: