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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tango Video from Gotan Project they are the new Tango revolution.

Tango Dance Video with Gotan Project, they are the new Tango with edgy beats, cunning arrangement and style!

Not only I am fascinating with Tango Music, but also with its sassy dancing style and sub culture.
It has a cold air mysterious, primal yet sophisticate, and very very sensual all in one. How could one resist?
"Gotan Project" is one of my most favorite band. I would consider them Tango though not in the traditional sense. But they took Tango to another dimension, and its very very edgy. And no one can do it better than them. :)

Here is a video from Gotan Project - Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)

Tango (the dance with the stop "Baille Con Carte") is one of the most fascinating of all dances. Originating in Spain or Morocco, the Tango was introduced to the New World by the Spanish settlers, eventually coming back to Spain with Black and Creole influences.

In the early 19th Century, the Tango was a solo dance performed by the woman. The Andalusian Tango was later done by one or two couples walking together using castanets. The dance was soon considered immoral with its flirting music!

Ballroom Tango originated in the lower class of Buenos Aires, especially in the "Bario de las Ranas". Clothing was dictated by full skirts for the woman and gauchos with high boots and spurs for the man.
The story of Tango as told is that it started with the gauchos of Argentina. They wore chaps that had hardened from the foam and sweat of the horses body. Hence to gauchos walked with knees flexed. They would go to the crowded night clubs and ask the local girls to dance. Since the gaucho hadn't showered, the lady would dance in the crook of the man's right arm, holding her head back. Her right hand was held low on his left hip, close to his pocket, looking for a payment for dancing with him.

**Anyway, I just want to show you guys this clip because they are the local Tango crowd in Seattle. The woman was my instructor a while back, she was really good. But I took only one class (about 5 sessions, now you know how good I am at Tango) due to my busy work schedule so I have to quit. I accidentally found the clip on youtube and I was like hey! I know those guys.

The music in this clip wasn't that great, but watch the movement, they can really move!

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Knuckles930 said...

Well this is certainly interesting.
The post on the main site goes about
music and the community has a video
tutorial on speed painting...

Weird day today.

Chris said...

It's not Tango, but maybe you'd like a band called "Portishead"

Here's a link to one of their well-known songs:


XIA said...

Knuckle>> LOL I love days like that, catch us off guard :)

Chris>> I love Potishead!!! Also Shivaree! Their voice are hynotizing in a good way.

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