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Rough Guide

The Rough Guide To Tango Nuevo

Various

RGNET1140CD

The Rough Guide To Tango Nuevo showcases the diverse fragmentation of styles that tango has been experiencing since the death of Astor Piazzolla, the last greatest innovator. New artists are revolutionising tango from within, forging an urban folk style for their own times and lives. 'Nuevo' (or 'New') tango moves through dark-hued dub tango, tango electronica, tango with a sassy salsa twist, and even grungy tango for the rock generation. Today, contemporary tango, though still firmly rooted in the mordant, melancholy soul of the urban Argentinean, adds newly imported sounds and ideas into the mix, and the results are as stirring as they were a century ago.
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The Rough Guide To Tango Nuevo showcases the diverse fragmentation of styles that tango has been experiencing since the death of Astor Piazzolla, the last greatest innovator. New artists are revolutionising tango from within, forging an urban folk style for their own times and lives. 'Nuevo' (or 'New') tango moves through dark-hued dub tango, tango electronica, tango with a sassy salsa twist, and even grungy tango for the rock generation. Today, contemporary tango, though still firmly rooted in the mordant, melancholy soul of the urban Argentinean, adds newly imported sounds and ideas into the mix, and the results are as stirring as they were a century ago.

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