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Tango Profiles is a monthly podcast that tells the story of each of the most important composers in the history of Tango. The idea is to put faces to the names of the people who created tango. Adam Tully produces and hosts Tango Profiles from Buenos Aires. These audio essays have appeared on The Death of Tango, a radio show on WPRB Princeton, and are being released in podcast form starting in 2017.

Tango Profiles is a monthly podcast that tells the story of each of the most important composers in the history of Tango. The idea is to put faces to the names of the people who created tango. Adam Tully produces and hosts Tango Profiles from Buenos Aires. These audio essays have appeared on The Death of Tango, a radio show on WPRB Princeton, and are being released in podcast form starting in 2017.
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Argentina

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Tango Profiles is a monthly podcast that tells the story of each of the most important composers in the history of Tango. The idea is to put faces to the names of the people who created tango. Adam Tully produces and hosts Tango Profiles from Buenos Aires. These audio essays have appeared on The Death of Tango, a radio show on WPRB Princeton, and are being released in podcast form starting in 2017.

Language:

English

Contact:

+1 212 942 6854


Episodes

Ep 203 Enrique Santos Discépolo

3/29/2018
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For the first time we're looking at a lyricist (who was also a composer). E.S. Discépolo shaped the tango songbook in a significant way, injecting a healthy dose of porteño philosophy. Theatrical and literary, he was also sarcastic, quick-witted, and able to capture porteño pessimism using slang, highbrow references, and a dose of humor.

Duration:00:23:49

Ep 201 - Osvaldo Fresedo

1/25/2018
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Osvaldo Fresedo was an orchestra leader, bandoneonist, and composer of tango classics like Vida mía. His career spanned the early, middle, and golden ages of tango, and he was a protagonist in a couple of unusual tango stories.

Duration:00:11:50

Ep 200 - Intro

1/25/2018
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Ep 200 - Intro by Adam Tully

Duration:00:01:09

Ep 112 - Carlos Gardel

12/31/2017
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Carlos Gardel is literally the face of tango, the most famous figure in the history of the music. More than a movie star, he was the composer of many of tango's greatest hits, and he was a folk singer who recorded hundreds of songs with this guitarists.

Duration:00:11:39

Ep 111 - Anselmo Aieta (placeholder)

12/31/2017
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Year-end update...full episode coming soon...

Duration:00:01:23

Ep 104 - Juan de Dios Filiberto

4/19/2017
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There are improbable stories in music history, unique examples of artists with very personal voices. In 1909 a young stage hand at an opera house discovered the music of Beethoven, sent himself to music school, and eventually became one of tango's biggest names.

Duration:00:13:58

Ep 103 - Gerardo Matos Rodríguez

3/15/2017
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La cumparsita is 100 years old. Starting as a simple melody written by a student, it soon became a magnet for lyrics, new music, spoken word, copyright infringement and lawsuits. Listen to this episode for the fascinating details, and some really good music.

Duration:00:16:02

Ep 100 - Intro

1/25/2017
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Welcome to Tango Profiles!

Duration:00:02:37