The Rich Bounty of Nuevo Tango

Various Artists -  Barrio Tango - The New Generation of Nuevo Tango
Various Artists – Barrio Tango – The New Generation of Nuevo Tango
Various Artists

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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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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