Saturday, August 24, 2019

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Christy Coté...under Argentine Tango category

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it’s 3:23 in the morning - hieroglyphic stairway by drew dellinger

"it's 3:23 in the morning

and I'm awake

because my great great grandchildren

won't let me sleep

my great great grandchildren

ask me in dreams

what did you do while the planet was plundered?

what did you do when the earth was unraveling?

surely you did something

when the seasons started failing?

as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?

did you fill the streets with protest

when democracy was stolen?

what did you do




I'm riding home on the Colma train

I've got the voice of the milky way in my dreams

I have teams of scientists

feeding me data daily

and pleading I immediately

turn it into poetry

I want just this consciousness reached

by people in range of secret frequencies

contained in my speech

I am the desirous earth

equidistant to the underworld

and the flesh of the stars

I am everything already lost

the moment the universe turns transparent

and all the light shoots through the cosmos

I use words to instigate silence

I'm a hieroglyphic stairway

in a buried Mayan city

suddenly exposed by a hurricane

a satellite circling earth

finding dinosaur bones

in the Gobi desert

I am telescopes that see back in time

I am the precession of the equinoxes,

the magnetism of the spiraling sea

I'm riding home on the Colma train

with the voice of the milky way in my dreams

I am myths where violets blossom from blood

like dying and rising gods

I'm the boundary of time

soul encountering soul

and tongues of fire

it's 3:23 in the morning

and I can't sleep

because my great great grandchildren

ask me in dreams

what did you do while the earth was unraveling?

I want just this consciousness reached

by people in range of secret frequencies

contained in my speech"

- Drew Dellinger – Hieroglyphic Stairway

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Early Origins of the Bandoneon in Tango - Questions

Here's a different sort of tango music question, which may not fit the stated purpose of the group.

A deep dive here - does anyone have any info/sources/ideas for sources/knowledgeable individuals/historians on how the bandoneon actually came to "be" in tango music. Yes we all know the story of it's invention in Germany in 1846, and that it was brought to South America by missionaries - or at least that's one story I've read somewhere. Supposedly it first appeared in BA around 1870, and then started being played in tango in the early 1900's (or perhaps as early as the 1890's), and then became prominent in tango music in the 1910's.

The article linked below has some fairly detailed info and sources, but I thought I would throw this out there.

I'm particularly interested in the periods between 1850 and 1870, when it first "appeared" in Argentina/BA, and then also from 1870-1910 - being used/adopted into tango. How many bandoneons were in BA during those years? How did they get from Germany to BA? By ship obviously, but did a German salesman/dealer/distributor bring them? Or were they brought by individuals? Were they brought by individual immigrants making their way to BA from all over Europe? Was there a dealer selling them in BA? Any ideas on cost at the time? Is the missionary story true?

Any and all details/thoughts/ideas/stories you may have heard would be greatly appreciated.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

RIP Cacho Dante

I have no details to report except that he has died.

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Gotan Project - Last Tango In Paris (La Revancha Del tango Live)

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Handcrafting Premium Men's Shoes - Maglieriapelle

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Tango Queens Congress :: Saarbrücken, Germany :: 24 – 26 January 2020

Saarbrücken, Germany
24 – 26 January 2020

We want you to network and exchange thoughts and ideas so relevant to all of us, women in tango.

We want to explore the feminine role in tango and in society, talk about some of the issues and challenges but also the pleasant and enjoyable aspects of being a woman in tango. We want to talk with all of you about our roles and journeys – on, and off the dance floor.

But above all, we want you to be INSPIRED and EMPOWERED in all aspects of your tango life – as leaders & followers, organisers, DJs but first and foremost… as women.

It's a brand new format, something that has never been done before and YOU, my dear Tango Queen are invited!
We will have two full days of talks, workshops, panel discussions and precious space and time to connect and explore!

We have invited some remarkable women to share their knowledge and vision with us,  so have a look at the program and start getting ready for the Tango Queens Congress!

With lots of love,

Your Congress Team

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