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Cumbre de tango

June 7, 2014

I solved a mystery.  I haven’t been able to listen to the program until today.  That’s because I didn’t have the correct link.  You can listen now.  The program began only minutes ago.

Cumbre de tango

May 24, 2014

Carlos Fanel, Tito Aquino and Jantango in the studio of Mundo Sur FM

Carlos Fanel and Tito Aquino have found a new home for Cumbre de tango.  They begin the third year of the program today at noon (BA time) on Radio Lexia (with video).  The audio portion is available on YouTube.


March 4, 2014


Yesterday and today are holidays in Argentina for Dia de Carnaval.  Children are about ready to return to school this week after three months of vacation.  Teachers usually go on strike for a salary increase which delays school openings.  Carnaval is the last party night for all.

Carnaval means dozens of street vendors are selling aerosol cans of white foam.  Kids are covered with it and having a ball spraying their friends.

Carnaval brings out the Murga dancers in their elaborate costumes.  The corner of Boedo and Carlos Calvo was the scene last night.  I arrived just in time to maneuver through the crowd and find a spot in front of the stage where Ariel Ardit and his Orquesta Tipica performed while a few couples danced tango on the street.  He featured the compositions of Anibal Troilo from his latest compact disc.  This was another preview of what’s in store for the Troilo Centennial in July.

Ariel Ardit commented how tango as popular music should be available to the public in more free concerts.  That got a big round of applause.

Cumbre de tango

February 16, 2014

After three weeks of technical problems at Mundo Sur resulting in cancelled broadcasts, Tito Aquino and Carlos Fanel are moving to a new location with Cumbre de Tango.  They’ve kept their plans secret from me so far, so stay tuned for further information.

Memory test

January 12, 2014

It began as a mental review of dancing at Lo de Celia, making note of all tandas I danced — with whom and which orchestra, and when I can remember, specific titles.  It has turned into my short-term memory test after every milonga.

I decided to wait until Monday to write my list from one Sunday’s milonga and see how I did on my memory test a day later.

Osvaldo Pugliese Orquesta with Julio Fortunato — I arrived at my table when the tanda started, and I was greeting my table companion Margarita.  His big smile in my direction was difficult to miss.  I don’t care what music is playing when Julio looks my way — I want to dance with him.  His embrace is divine.  After the first tune, I recognized it was Pugliese which I prefer listening to instead of dancing.  Julio said that the milonga is where he can forget about all his problems at work and where he feels no pain.

Anibal Troilo Orquesta (’41) with Jorge De Gouvea — We usually dance milonga con traspie, but he invited me for tango after the first tune.  I didn’t recognize the orquesta as Troilo with Fiorentino, so I asked Erwin the deejay.  Then Jorge caught my attention to dance.

Juan D’Arienzo valses with Humberto Morales —  He’s hidden behind the front row of men on the opposite corner of the floor.  I’m so glad he came over.  He said, I almost have to send you a letter to dance with you.

Chacarera with Margarita who joins me at my table.  This is the only time I do the man’s role in a dance!

Carlos Di Sarli Orquesta (’50) with Tito Aquino — This tanda is reserved for Tito.

Juan D’Arienzo/Hector Maure with Jorge De Gouvea —  I  know it’s impossible for Jorge to stay seated during this tanda.  I looked in his direction.  The energy was incredible.

Dixieland Jazz  with Julio Alejo — If Graciela isn’t at the milonga, I know that Julio will invite me for jazz.  He doesn’t mind that I sing the tunes I know so well.

A night is complete for me with Di Sarli and Troilo tangos, and D’Arienzo valses.

Cumbre de tango

December 22, 2013

This is Tito’s playlist for today’s program.

Fulvio Salamanca
Todo corazón
La Cachila
Canaro en Paris
Two recordings of Todo recorded a month apart:
Carlos Di Sarli with Roberto Rufino 04 Nov 1943
Pedro Laurenz with Alberto Podestá  09 Dec 1943
Jose Basso
Ahí va el dulce
Pajaro Azul
Juan D’Arienzo with Alberto Echague
Y suma y sigue
Seamos amigos
Carlos Di Sarli with Jorge Duran
Solamente ella
Para que te quiero tanto
No esperaba verta mas
Osvaldo Pugliese
Tierra querida
Buen amigo
Mala junta
Angel D’Agostino with Angel Vargas
Hay que vivirla compadre
No creas
No vendrá
Two solo interpretations:
Oscar Alonso –  Sueño de juventud  (vals)
Miguel Montero – Recién

Pedro Laurenz


Cumbre de tango

December 15, 2013

This is El Chino’s playlist for today’s program.

1- Amanecer ciudadano – Victor Lavallen (Victor Lavallen)
2- El gurí – Francini y Pontier (Julio Ahumada)
3- Para florearse – Facundo Rotundo (Fco. Rotundo)

4- Por unos ojos negros – Miguel Calo with Carlos Almagro (Jose Dames/H Sanguinetti)
5- Tal para cual – Hector Varela/Rolo (H Varela y Carlos Wais)
6- Siempre tu voz – F. Rotundo/F Ruiz (Titi Rossi- Juan Pomati)

Anibal Troilo
7- Amor y tango with Floreal Ruiz (J Basso y Carlos Bahar)
8- Torrente – with Alberto Marino (H Gutierrez- Homero Manzi)
9- Con T de Troilo with Jorge Caldara (Jorge Caldara)

10-Contratiempo – Francini y Pontier (Astor Piazzolla)
11- Recuerdo – Horacio Salgan (Osvaldo Pugliese)

Alfredo De Angelis
12- Sin aliento – (Isabel De Angelis)
13- Obsesión – with Juan Carlos Godoy (Ricardo Lanzetta)
14- Quien tiene tu amor with Godoy (Leopoldo Diaz Velez)

Juan D’Arienzo
15- El romántico (Vicente De Bassi)
16- Seguime si podés (A Scarpino- Juan Caldarella)
17- El Puntazo (Alejandro Junnissi)
18- La madrugada with Alberto Echague (Angel Maffia/Catulo Castillo)

Osvaldo Pugliese
19- El embrollo (Esteban Gilardi)
20- Ojos negros (Vicente Greco P Numa Cordoba)
21- Quejumbroso (Oscar Herrero)
22- Verano porteño (Astor Piazzolla)

Carlos Di Sarli
23- Calla (Roberto Rufino- Manuel Barros)
24- Cantemos corazón (E Alessio-Reinaldo Yiso)
25- Mi refugio (J C Cobian-P Numa Cordoba)

Ricardo Tanturi
26- Decile que vuelva with Alberto Castillo (Miguel Buccino)
27- Así era ella with Roberto Videla (Angel Di Rosa- Jo Cabodevilla)
28- Oigo tu voz with Enrique Campos (Mario Canaro- F. Garcia Jimenez)

Cumbre de tango

December 8, 2013


This is Pichi’s list for today’s program.

Uno – Cuarteto Jorge Caldara with Rodolfo Lezica
Cuando tallan los recuerdos – Armando Pontier Carlos Casado
Cosas Olivdadas  – Leopoldo Federico with Hector Maure
Hector Varela:
Carinito with Ernesto Herrera
Rococo with Ernesto Herrera
Canzoneta with Jorge Maciel
Alfredo Gobbi:
Que Me quiten lo bailao   Hector Coral
Por eso canto asi Carlos Almada
Canzoneta  Jorge Maciel
Angel Vargas
La mariposa with Eduardo del Piano
Naipe marcardo with Armando Lacava
Rie payaso with Eduardo del Piano
Domingo Federico with A. Moreno
Otario que andas penando
Corazon encadenado
Y todavia te quiero
Carlos Di Sarli with Alberto Podesta
Volver a vernos
Sombras del puerto
Motivo sentimental
Juan D’Arienzo
Valsecito criollo
Osvaldo Pugliese
El paladin
Las marionetas
Ricardo Tanturi
Gallo ciego
Enrique Rodriguez
La torcacita
Ricardo Malerba  with Orlando Medina
Oiga mozo

Cumbre de tango

December 1, 2013

This is Tito Aquino’s playlist for today’s program.

Osvaldo Fresedo
Divagando  (translation: Rambling)
Francisco Canaro with Roberto Maida
Invierno  (translation: Winter)
Pedro Laurenz with Juan Carlos Casas
Desconsuelo  (translation: distress, grief, sadness, despair)
Ricardo Tanturi with Juan Carlos Godoy
Decís que no te quiero  (You say I don’t love you)
Salimos a bailar  (Let’s go dance)
Fluvio Salamanca (instrumentals)
Gallo ciego  (Blind rooster)
Chiqué  (chic)
La rayuela  (Hopscotch)
Lucio Demare with Raul Berón
La cosa fue en un boliche  (The thing was in a bar)
Oigo tu voz  (I hear your voice)
Y siempre igual  (And always the same)
Juan D’Arienzo
La mentirosa  (Liar)
with Alberto Reynal:
Consejos  (Advice)
Orquesta típica
Osvaldo Pugliese
Mala Pinta
Silbar de boyero  with Roberto Chanel
Una vez  with Alberto Morán   (Once)
Carlos Di Sarli
Lo mimo que antes  (The same as before)
Decime que pasó with Roberto Rufino  (Tell me what happened)
Vamos with Alberto Podestá  (Let’s go)
*Un tango y nada más with Jorge Duran  (A tango and nothing more)
You’ll hear this last tango repeated by the next orquesta.  Tito told me that both Di Sarli and De Angelis recorded it during July 1945, only 12 days apart.
Alfredo De Angelis
*Un tango y nada más  with Julio Martel
No me importa su amor with Carlos Dante  (Your love doesn’t matter to me)
Angel D’Agostino with Angel Vargas
Solo compassion  (Just compassion)
A quien le puede importer

Cumbre de Tango

November 10, 2013

Here is Tito Aquino’s playlist for today’s program.

Osmar Maderna
Concierto en la luna
Lluvia de estrellas
Alfredo De Angelis
El chañar
El Pial
with singer Julio Martel:
Altar sin luz
Juan D’Arienzo
El Puntazo
Seguime si podés
with Armando Laborde:
Color cielo
Pájaro sin luz
Héctor Varela
Mi dolor
La chacarera
Criolla linda
Varela was violinist with the Juan D’Arienzo orchestra and played music for dancing, yet his recordings are rarely played in the milongas.
Carlos Di Sarli
La racha
Y hasta el cardo tiene flor
Indio Manso
Osvaldo Pugliese
Adiós Bardi
La tupungatina
A Evaristo Carriego
Anibal Troilo with Floreal Ruiz
Mientras gime el bandoneón
Bandita de mi pueblo
Naranjo en flor
Llorarás, Llorarás (vals)
Francini y Pontier
A la guardia vieja
Early in the program, the illustrious musician, composer and director Mariano Mores sent a message on Chat to Cumbre de tango:  Hi guys, here I am taking my first steps on the internet with the help of my granddaughter Mariana.  I’m delighted with your program.