Tango- and Salsanews 23.11.2002
Dear friends of Caribbean and South American Music!
Thinking about tango, one always remembers titles like "La yumba", "El choclo", "La cumparsita" and "Adios nonino". Many orchestras have performed the tracks brilliantly and dancers love them, thus they are real tango evergreens. Still, one should not forget, that apart from
the classic pieces there are also new and interesting tango compositions.
J¸rgen Schwenkglenks is lecturer in music at the university of Passau in Bavaria/ Germany and he also is the musical director of Brazilian and Argentinian ensembles. All the titles of his debut CD "El bailador solitario" were written by himself. The line-up guitarre, percussion (J¸rgen Schwenkglenks), recorder (Heidrun Pontz), flute (Birgit Schaubschl‰ger), accordion (Gerhard Koschel) and double-bass (Oskar Kappelmayer) presents 17 compositions of tango, samba and folklore. The most interesting tracks for tango dancers would be "Tango azul", "Tango del Gringo" and "Milonga en la".
Do not get confused by the cover picture - the value of this CD depends on the music!
Iluk·n y su Tanda Mayor (which means something like ìspectacular showî) is a Cuban band of nine excellent musicians and singers. They preserve the musical heritage of their ancestors and combine them with contemporary sounds, and by this means they create an original, authentic and personal style. The bandleader is Iluk·n, the spiritual name of Marcos Gonz·lez ColÛn. The name originates from the Yoruba religion and it signifies ìheart of the poepleî. Iluk·n developed his talent and his love for music at a very early age, first as a member of various Rhumba formations in the suburban streets of El Rosario/ Havanna and later on as a soloist touring Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. He also participated at the World Drum Festival and the International Festival of Africa. He is a great admirer of Chano Pozo, Machito and many other great rhumeros like Tom·s Jimeno. He aims to encourage people to dance to good music. With the exciting mixture of mambo, salsa, cha cha cha and other Cuban rhythms this debut CD demonstrates the musical richness of the Caribbean island and conveys the joy of Cuban music.
Best regards from Hamburg!
Your DYM - team
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