1/21/2021 – Relationships and Heartbreak Tango songs overflow with stories of heartbreak and rejection. She left him for money, or perhaps a better life. Artists/Writers/Composers discussed: Carlos Vicente Geroni Flores, Claudio Frollo, Enrique Santos Discepolo, Pedro Laurenz, Jose Maria Contursi
01/28/2021 “Love Lost” Love is a constant theme in tango. Italian immigrants were often very lonely, and they got into relationships that often didn’t end well. Songs of that era included much bitterness and sarcasm. Artists/Writers/Composers discussed: The Rolling Stones, Carlos Olmedo, Abel Aznar, Armando Pontier, Catulo Castillo Moran, Jose Basso
Tango Expansion 1/14/2021 “Mothers” Mothers are often the most important figure in a man’s life, certainly that of immigrant Italians. Tango songs speak of mothers who advise, mothers who warn, and mothers who embrace their poor dear sons.
Songs about Alcohol are pervasive in tango, whether it’s alcohol with a woman, alcohol to remember a woman, or alcohol to forget a woman. Artists/Writers/Composers discussed: Frank Sinatra, Carlos Gardel, Angel Vargas, Anibal Troilo, Jorge Casal