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Tango Music Help!!
By dreamyangel Comments: 1982, member since Mon Oct 17, 2005
On Wed Sep 24, 2008 06:55 PM

Hey guys, here's the deal ...

I am taking an Italian class this semester at college and my teacher wants us all to put on an end of the semester performance. My friend and I decided to do a Tango dance but we have no idea what music to use! We are early 20's and want it to be spicy and sexy. We really want to get our fellow classmates excited about dance so we want to use music that would appeal to them but at the same time be semi traditional for the teacher's sake.

Can you guys help us?? I want to get a feel for what's out there so I can get going on the choreography.

And if any of you have videos of favorite dances you've seen that would be cool for our age group could you post those as well? Thanks so much ^_^

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re: Tango Music Help!!
By emmas027member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 114, member since Tue May 15, 2007
On Fri Sep 26, 2008 07:49 AM
One of my favourite ever tango dancing couples are vincent simone and flavia cacache, two of the proffeionals on strictly come dancing. I know that they specialise in the argentinian tango, but they are truly inredible. I would recommend that you watch some of the past tangos from Stictly come dancing on youtube, or even some from the current series when we get there. In particular Kelly Brook, Alesha Dixon,Jill Halfpenny, Louisa Lytton and Emma Bunton who all did brilliant tangos.
As for music i'd recommend searching for ballroom music on google and finding a site where you can listen to snippets of songs, a bit like itunes, and then order CD's. You want something with a strong rhythum but some modern songs can be adapted well, for example some of the pussycat doll's songs can make good tangos if mixed properly.
i will wish you best of luck with your performance.
best wishes
emma
xx
re: Tango Music Help!!
By pitsburghtango Comments: 1, member since Fri Oct 24, 2008
On Fri Oct 24, 2008 08:29 PM
I think Gotan Project (songs like Epoca, Queremos Paz, Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)) would be good match for your age group.
I would also recommend:
Liber Tango by Astor Piazzola
Tempo Perdido by Pink Martini
Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel (this song is widely known with Al Pacino movie: Scent of a Woman)
Good luck & have fun

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