Stu’s “Tandas of the Week” at Tango Mahi Practicas in Auckland

The information set out in the “Tanda of the Week” summaries is drawn primarily from articles published on the website www.todotango.com.

Francini-Pontier Tangos – July 29, 2021

This week’s Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is of vocal tangos of Orquesta Francini-Pontier. In 1936 a tango music teacher and band leader from Zarate, north of Buenos Aires, organised for a group comprising some of his best local … Read More

Lomuto / Díaz Tangos – July 22, 2021

Tango Mahi Practica – Tanda of the Week – Tango recordings by Francisco Lomuto y su Orquesta Tipica with vocals by Fernando Díaz Francisco Lomuto was born in 1893, so was in his mid teens when the earliest tangos were … Read More

Di Sarli Instrumental Tangos – July 8, 2021

Tango Mahi Practica – Tanda of the Week – Instrumental tango compositions and recordings by Carlos Di Sarli. Carlos Di Sarli was an accomplished classical pianist who developed into a brilliant tango pianist, composer and bandleader, and one of the … Read More

Troilo Instrumental Tangos – June 24, 2021

Tango Mahi Practica – Tanda of the Week – Instrumental tangos from 1941 by Orquesta Tipica Anibal Troilo. From 1930 to 1937 Anibal Troilo played in numerous orquestas. The last of these was a large line-up led by Juan Carlos … Read More

Pugliese Morán Tangos – June 17, 2021

Tango Mahi Practica – Tanda of the Week – Tangos by Orquesta Tipica Osvaldo Pugliese with vocalist Alberto Morán. Alberto Morán (real name Remo Andrea Domenico Recagno) was born in Italy in 1922 and moved to Buenos Aires with his … Read More

D’Arienzo milongas – June 10, 2021

Tango Mahi Practica – Tanda of the Week – Milongas from 1936-38 by Juan D’Arienzo Orquesta Tipica The earliest milonga recording I have heard by a tango orquesta is of Vincente Greco y su Orquesta Tipica Criolla in 1911 playing … Read More

Quinteto Real – June 3, 2021

Tango Mahi – Tanda of the Week – Tangos by Quinteto Real. This week’s featured Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is of tango instrumentals of Quinteto Real, an orquesta formed to highlight the virtuosity of its individual musicians playing … Read More

Juan Carlos Cáceres – May 27, 2021

Tango Mahi – Tanda of the Week – Milongas by Juan Carlos Cáceres. Juan Carlos Cáceres lived to age 79, from 1936 till 2015. During a 2005 interview he said of himself, “I am like a kind of UFO for … Read More

Romantica Milonguera Tanda – May 13, 2021

Tango Mahi – Tanda of the Week – Vocal tangos by Orquesta Romantica Milonguera Romantica’s music has so far been only covers of music of a wide variety of other bands and orquestas including Canaro, D’Arienzo, Fresedo, Donato, Tanturi, Demare … Read More

D’Agostino / Cané Tanda – April 29, 2021

Tango Mahi – Tanga of the Week – Ángel D’Agostino Orquesta Tipica featuring Rubén Cané. In February this year our “Tanda of the Week” was a 1941-42 tanda of D’Agostino songs featuring vocalist Angel Vargas, who recorded 94 songs with … Read More

El Cachivache Tanda – April 22, 2021

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” – Instrumental tangos by El Cachivache Orkesta El Cachivache is a contemporary tango group that in recent years has performed as a guitar, bandoneon, violin, piano and bass quintet. The group was set up … Read More

Biagi Tanda – April 15, 2021

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” – instrumental tangos by Orquesta Tipica Rodolfo Biagi. Milongueros tend to either love dancing to Biagi music or to avoid dancing to it, for all sorts of reasons. Dancers who love it include those … Read More

Piazzolla Tanda – April 8, 2021

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is a tanda of Astor Piazzolla music by the Swingle Singers and Astor himself. Astor was a pianist, bandoneonist, composer, arranger and band leader, who developed a distinctive new style of tango music. His … Read More

Laurenz Vals Tanda – March 25, 2021

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is a tanda of valses be the Pedro Laurenz orquesta tipica. Pedro Laurenz was an extremely talented bandoneon player, composer and orquesta leader, whose orquesta had a somewhat lower profile than many famous tango … Read More

Donato Tanda – March 18, 2021

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” – Edgardo Donato y sus muchachos (i.e. Edgardo Donato and his boys”) featuring three vocalists. His choice of orquesta name reflected Donato’s sense of humour, his mischievous streak and his desire that the orquesta … Read More

Gobbi Vals Tanda – February 25, 2021

Tango Mahi Tanda of the Week – Orquesta Tipica Alfredo Gobbi ALFREDO GOBBI Alfredo Gobbi was a virtuoso violinist. His father, Alfredo Eusebio Gobbi, was an internationally renowned Uruguayan singer, guitarist, dancer, acrobat and composer, who wrote the lyrics to … Read More

Demare / Miranda Tanda – February 11, 2021

Tango Mahi Tanda of the Week – Orquesta Tipica Lucio Demare featuring Juan Carlos Miranda singing songs of Demare and poet Homero Manzi – In the early 1920s Lucio Demare was in his mid-teens, had been playing solo piano professionally … Read More

D’Agostino / Vargas Tanda – February 4, 2021

Tango Mahi – Tanga of the Week – Ángel D’Agostino Orquesta Tipica featuring Angel Vargas. Ángel D’Agostino was born in 1900 into a very musical Buenos Aires family. The family’s friends included leading local and touring international musicians and composers … Read More

de Angelis – Dante y Martel – vals tanda – January 28, 2021

Tango Mahi Practica “Tanda of the Week” – Vals tanda by Alfredo de Angelis Orquesta Tipica featuring Carlos Dante and Julio Martel Alfredo de Angelis was born in 1910, played piano with a variety of musicians during the 1930s and … Read More

Rodriguez – Moreno Tanda – January 21, 2021

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” – Enrique Rodriguez’s “La orquesta de todos los ritmos” featuring vocalist Amando Moreno 1943 “Marinero” 1942 “Como has cambado Pebeta” 1941 “Llorar por una mujer” Rodriguez was an accomplished bandoneonist, pianist and violinist and … Read More

Canaro Tanda – January 14, 2021

Tango Mahi Practica – Tanda of the Week – Francisco Canaro Orquesta Tipica Instrumentals 1938-39 Francisco Canaro was born in 1988, grew up in a poor family with three younger brothers, fell in love with the violin and music as … Read More

Caló Tanda – January 7, 2021

The Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is by the Miguel Caló Orquesta Tipica with vocalist Raul Beron: 1942 Que Te Importa Que Te Llore – composed by Osmar Maderna 1942 Al Compas del Corozon – composed by Domingo Federico … Read More

Tanturi Tanda – December 3, 2020

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is by Ricardo Tanturi featuring Enrique Campos Ricardo Tanturi took piano lessons from his brother as a teen, and from the age of 19 was playing professionally while studying to become a dentist. In … Read More

Mixed contemporary vals tanda – November 26, 2020

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is a mixed-orchestra contemporary-music vals tanda: 2015   “Gramophone” by the Russian State Symphonic Orchestra of Cinematography 2002   “Solino Waltz” by Jannos Eolou 2003   “Analia” by Cuarteto Almagro The three valses in this tanda have been well received … Read More

Pugliese Maciel Tanda – November 19, 2020

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” by Orquesta Tipica Osvaldo Pugliese with vocalist Jorge Maciel 1955 “Cascabelito” (“Little Cascabel”) 1955 “Esta Noche de Luna” (“Night of the moon”) 1956 “Remembranza” (“Remembrances”) Osvaldo Pugliese was a classically-trained pianist who played with … Read More

Troilo Tanda – November 12, 2020

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” by Orquesta Tipica Anibal Troilo with vocalist Francisco Fiorentino 1942 “Barrio de Tango” 1942 “Buenos Aires” 1942 “Gricel” The 1942 recordings of the Anibal Troilo Orquesta featured Troilo as a bandoneon soloist and Francisco … Read More

Di Sarli Tanda – November 5, 2020

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” by Orquesta Tipica Carlos Di Sarli with vocalist Alberto Podesta 1942 “Junto a tu corozon” (“Next to your heart”) 1944 “LLoran las companas” (“The bells cry”) 1944 “La Capilla Blanca” (“The white chapel”) The … Read More

D’Arienzo Tanda – October 22, 2020

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is  by Orquesta Tipica Juan D’Arienzo 1935 “Nuevo de Julio” 1936 “Don Juan” 1936 “El Flete” This week’s featured tanda comprises three very popular songs by Juan D’Arienzo’s orquesta from the 1935 to 1936 … Read More

Fresedo Ruiz Tanda – October 15, 2020

Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is by Orquesta Tipica Osvaldo Fresedo with vocalist Ricardo Ruiz 1939 “Viejo Farolito” (Old lantern) 1941 “Hablemos Claramente” (Let’s talk clearly) 1941 “Buscándote” (Looking for you) Osvaldo Fresedo took up the bandoneon as a … Read More

Trio Garufa Milonga Tanda – October 8, 2020

This week’s Tango Mahi “Tanda of the Week” is a milonga tanda by “Trio Garufa” 2009 “Silueta Portena” 2004 “Patio de Antano” 2008 “Reliquias Portenas” Trio Garufa is a San Francisco-based trio led by Argentinian guitarist and tango dance teacher … Read More