This emotionally charged single-volume compilation presents a comprehensive history of Tango, its different styles, its biggest hits, and its most under appreciated songs. Featuring 19 tracks on CD-only, ¡Bailemos Tango! includes almost an hour's worth of passionate dance tunes from Tango superstars such as Osvaldo Pugliese ("Desde el Alma"), Astor Piazzolla ("Los Sueños"), Trío Hugo Diaz ("Fueye"), and Carlos Gardel ("Yira Yira").
¡Bailemos Tango! A Century of Tango on the Dance Floor was compiled by Argentinean salon-style Tango dancers and devoted Tango aficionados who hold a deep passion for Tango as well as an understanding of its intricacies. Including instrumental and vocal Tango, Valses, Milongas, and Canyengue, the tracks here span 1920-1990 and are all still popular at historic dance clubs frequented by local habitués in Buenos Aires.
Includes almost an hour's worth of passionate dance tunes from Tango superstars such as Osvaldo Pugliese ("Desde el Alma"), Astor Piazzolla ("Los Sueños"), Trío Hugo Díaz ("Fueye"), and Carlos Gardel ("Yira Yira").
The liner notes include a track-by-track overview of Tango styles as well as capsule profiles of its key performers and provide an understanding of Tango as a way of life. ¡Bailemos Tango! reveals influences from Uruguay, Africa and Spain to a musical genre that many solely attribute to Argentina. "Tango, always a complex musical form, was and remains at its heart and soul, popular dance music to be enjoyed by everyone and anyone capable of listening to its nuance and moving to its hypnotic sway," says Alexis White, co-compiler and Argentine-born-L.A.-based Tango fanatic. "The CD encompasses a vast world of musical styles, interpretations, and moods and takes one on a rich musical journey."