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Our Tango Orchestra

The orchestra mingles both dancers and voices, thus reaffirming unparalleled interpretative standards well worth of clap standing ovation.


Tango orchestra in Buenos Aires

Erica di Salvo leads the orchestra that accompanies every night the dancers at Esquina.

She performed with different tango orchestras under the direction of Atilio Stampone, Osvaldo Piro, Rodolfo Mederos, Nestor Marconi, Luis Stazo, Osvaldo Berlingeri, Walter Rios, Jose Luis Castiñeira de Dios, among others, and shone in scenarios in Latin America, USA, Japan and Russia.

Since 2001, with her musical group, performs the tango classics from all eras in Esquina Carlos Gardel.


Tango Music Origins

Tango is a style of ballroom dance music in 2/4 or 4/4 time that originated among European immigrant populations of Argentina and Uruguay (collectively, the "Rioplatenses"). It is traditionally played by a sextet, known as the orquesta típica, which includes two violins, piano, double bass, and two bandoneóns. Earlier forms of this ensemble sometimes included flute, clarinet and guitar. Tango may be purely instrumental or may include a vocalist. Tango music and dance have become popular throughout the world.

Even though the present forms developed in Argentina and Uruguay from the mid 19th century, there are records of 18th and early 19th century Tango styles in Cuba and Spain, while there is a flamenco Tangos dance that may share a common ancestor in a minuet-style European dance. All sources stress the influence of the African communities and their rhythms, while the instruments and techniques brought in by European immigrants in the 20th century played a major role in its final definition, relating it to the Salon music styles to which Tango would contribute back at a later stage.

The first Tango ever recorded was made by Angel Villoldo and played by the French national guard in Paris. Villoldo had to record in Paris because in Argentina at the time there was no recording studio.


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