Here for your weekend pleasure is a video playlist with two tangos, a vals and a milonga by Sebastian Jimenez and Maria Ines Bogado in a London performance in 2010. That was the year they won international recognition for Tango Salon in the World Champeonship in Buenos Aires. Sebastian was only 18 years old!
There are two things I want to point out this week:
1) Their first tango here is "Esta Noche de Luna", a tango we've been looking at and listening to a lot lately, in Tango Mojo. But this version is by Carlos di Sarli, with Roberto Rufino singing. I invite you to compare Sebastian and Maria Ines' interpretation to this tango, to their "Esta Noche de Luna" by Osvaldo Pugliese with Jorge Maciel, which I showed you and discussed in this earlier blog post.
2) Once again, I'm asking you to observe how both artists interpret the music in all four pieces. According to a brief biography of Sebastian, he had been dancing Argentine Folkloric dance since he was 4 years old, and started dancing tango when he was 10. At 14 he began studying with Villa Urquiza masters Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte, and in that school started dancing with Maria Ines. I would say the musicality of each of them is brilliant, and as interpreters of tango they make a powerful team!
Enjoy the playlist! Orchestra and singer for each piece is written on their respective Youtube pages.
I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please share in the comments section below. If you have any particular observations about the difference between this couple's interpretation of the Pugliese and DiSarli versions of "Esta Noche de Luna", let us know what you discovered!