December 10th: Tango-Newsmail in two parts
Tango-Newsmail in two parts
Part 1: CDs
1.1 Tango-Christmas package
1.2 Tango-Electronic new release FELINO
1.3 Classical tango-duo
1.4 2 x argentinian folklore
Part 2: Remembering Jose Libertella
Dear friends of Tango Argentino & his rhythmic relatives (Candombe/
With the following newsletter we serve up a special selection for those of
you still searching for the perfect Christmas gift. Please check out our
freshly-made up Christmas-tango-package and indulge yourself in early
delight preceding the joyful mood after unwrapping the Christmas gifts:
You'll find the so-called renewers of tango with Bajofondo Tangoclub -
Supervielle and Tangoloco - Tangos de Liverpool as well as the classics
with El Tranvia - Buenos Aires Hora Zero (guitar/bandoneon) and Zaida
Saiace - Round Tango (piano).
If you will, an allrounder among gifts for the tango-enthusiast.
2. Although the year is coming to an end, the new releases are not. With
the following Tango-Electronic release we even offer you one of the best
kept secrets of this genre. After completing the soundtrack for the stage
play TANGHOST (choreography by Pablo Veron), the finnish composer
Sverre Indris Joner benefited from his quintets’ enthusiasm and composed
4 additional tracks now released on “ELECTROCUTANGO - FELINO”.
His music contains a dramatic and atmosphere similar to the CD
“NARCOTANGO” and the rhythm of GOTAN PROJECT. So this one is
in good company in which it will prevail with its extraordinary
3. The CD “CAFE 1930” by DUO TANGO SENSATION with Helena
Rüegg (bandoneons) and Christian Kiefer (guitar) is a concert-experience
of its own kind.
Both artists are well-known in the german tango-scene. After studying with
Rodolfo Mederos and Juan Jose Mosalini, Helena Rüegg got her reputation
in the DTV with “Tango”, her 1999 released book.
After releasing his debut CD in 1992, Christian Kiefer already performed at
various tango-festivals and chamber concerts and is also a very welcomed
radio and tv-guest. Daring and succeeding in doing the splits between
argentinian folk music and the tangos of classical composers, the CD “Cafe
1930” among others contains tango-tracks by Piazzolla, Troilo and
4. And now to a relative of the Tango Argentino:
For more than 10 years Claudio Sosa is a integral part of the argentinian
folk-scene, having released 4 CDs since then.
The 2 to 3 years between the releases only had positive effects on his
music. The latest CD “Flores y Ayuno” offers a convincing variety of styles
from Zamba to Chacarera and Candombe resulting in an harmonious
arrangement. The CD also features Mercedes Sosa!!!
RUBEN RADA - Candombe Jazz Tour
As the CD-title already implies, CANDOMBE by Ruben Rada is a mix of
different styles. The Uruguay-based percussion player is well-known for
his free adaptation of traditional rhythms and the blending to jazz, funk and
worldmusic. If you liked CACERES - Tango Negro, this CD is a
A lot of you may have known him personally or may have seen him in the
past years with his impressive stage-show “Tango Passion”. Besides Luis
Spazo he was one of the pillars of the Sexteto Mayor. Born on the 9th of
july 1933, he entered the tango stage with only 16. On Wednesday, José
Libertella died unexpected on his way to a concert near Paris. The concert
took place, yet, without the perceptible presence of the maestro. His chair
on stage remained vacant. There lying were his bandoneon and two red
Our deepest sympathy regarding the death of this great person of the tango!
With best regards from Hamburg
Stefan Ahrens and Matthias Möbius