Barrio Tango – The New Generation of Nuevo Tango (Galileo Music Communication GMC035, 2009)
Of all the international labels involved in the distribution of tango music, Galileo Music is doing the best job. While many international tango releases focus on jazz and to a lesser extent electronic concepts of tango, featuring Argentine expats, Galileo Music is exposing the current music of musicians based in Argentina, where young musicians who come from various backgrounds (tango, rock, classical, electronica and jazz) are renovating tango with new blood and ideas.
The excellent compilation Barrio Tango – The New Generation of Nuevo Tango includes some of the key figures in the new tango scene: Otros Aires, Tango Siempre, Tango Crash, La Chicana, Fernado Samalea, and Acho Estol. The tango scene is rich and vibrant, with virtuoso musicians and charismatic singers that bring back the basic essence of tango’s lyrics, the passion and the gritty urban portraits that many love about tango. Musically, the artists included in Barrio Tango – The New Generation of Nuevo Tango incorporate cutting edge electronica, hip hop beats, classical music and jazz elements.
Barrio Tango – The New Generation of Nuevo Tango is a remarkable compilation by the key players in the sphere of new tango.
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