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Re: Argentine tango wedding song
Posted by belleofyourball
8/29/2010  12:01:00 AM
Well, I don't know for sure. Tango bands in Argentina have interesting instruments from the old wind machines to long saws and I'm guessing it's a long thin saw...
Re: Argentine tango wedding song
Posted by Telemark
8/29/2010  1:03:00 AM
Yes, it is. Its fascinating to watch someone 'play' one, and I can't work out how on earth they control the pitch.

Very interesting clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woc1_8Fo2Q4 (Look out from 1:23 for the saw!)

I really like Daniel Melingo: his album Santa Milonga has some very good milonga tracks, and a couple of good danceable tangos too (but not really wedding dance stuff). He provides vocals on the El Gaucho soundtrack too (another side to Muller & Makaroff - nothing like their Gotan stuff), and a very successful tanda can be made from the two versions of Andres Retamal (the track with the saw & the remix), sandwiched between Comodoro Rivadavia I as an interlude.
Re: Argentine tango wedding song
Posted by TangoFandango
8/29/2010  4:00:00 AM
"Bend it like Beckham" I first saw the saw played on b/w TV, and the carpenters (sorry, bonus point if you got the link) in my family had often seen it as a music hall act.

Back on thread, a couple of nice slowish suggestions, the first having a greek flavour:-
To Tango Tis Nefelis and El Dia Despuses

(Anyone seen spoons played in tango?...)
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