The New Face of Argentinean Tango Music
The tango scene is going through a period of great vitality and stylistic diversity. There is a blow of fresh air into the genre. Update your playlist!
For a long time, tango music was for “old people”, without the slightest chance of being listened to by new generations, but it’s not like that anymore. Currently there are at least 150 contemporary tango groups in Buenos Aires, playing their own arrangements and lyrics, in all kinds of different formats — from string trios to big orchestras. Whoever comes to the city looking for classics such as La Cumparsita and Por una Cabeza will be surprised. There is a new “Top Ten” in town!
The current Tango music scene is kind of underground, hidden even from most Argentinians. But it’s worth going after these new sounds, which can now be influenced by the blues, fado, punk, jazz or chamber music.