Books/Movies

TANGO STORIES – MUSICAL SECRETS, MICHAEL LAVOCAH


Great book about tango music with nice anecdotes and music recommendations. A really good starting point if you want to learn more about Tango music and its makers.

Get it on Amazon

Getting to know: Twenty tango orquestras, David Thomas


Really nice book about the the most famous orquestras in Tango and their characteristics

Get it on David’s website

 

Our Last Tango, German Kral

The story of Maria Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes, two legendary Tango dancers

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Tango Master – Osvaldo Pugliese, Michael Lavocah


Nice book about “el gran maestro Pugliese”, his evolution, his musical impact, his life

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Tango Master – Anibal Troilo, Michael Lavocah


Nice book about “El gordo” Anibal Troilo

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Dictionnaire passionné du Tango, Gwen-Haël Denigot


A fascinating dictionnary, covering dance, music, the world of the milongas, with a really relaxed and amusing tone

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Le Tango, Horacio Salas

A bible, covering the beginning of Tango, its evolution, historic details; A must read

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Histoires de Tango – Secrets d’une musique, Michael Lavocah

Great book about tango music with nice anecdotes and music recommendations

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Tango : Le couple, le bal et la scène, Christophe Apprill

Nice short book, asking the question why do we dance Tango

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Tango, Carlos Saura

Powerful movie about Tango, Argentina, its History, love

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Ultimo Tango, German Kral

The story of Maria Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes, two legendary Tango dancers

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El tango: Cuatro conferencias, Jorge Luis Borges

The point of view of Borges, the famous Argentinian author, on Tango through 4 conferences he gave on the subject. Interesting.

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ABC DEL TANGO Biografias de Grandes Figuras, José María Otero

Nice book about some of the legends of Tango, singers, musicians, poets. Nice anecdotes, beautifully written…

Get it on Amazon

 

Si sos brujo, Caroline Nealing

A masterpiece. The emotional story of the “orquesta escuela” that build a bridge between musicians of the Golden Age of Tango and the new generation, willing to learn the secrets of the sound of the greatest orquestras.

Watch it on Dailymotion (freely available)

Nothing at the moment, but please send me your suggestions !