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Di Sarli

Di Sarli: Vocals with Roberto Rufino

Griseta (1941)
Esta noche de luna (1943)
Tristeza marina (1943)
Verdemar (1943)

Roberto Rufino is one of Carlos Di Sarli‘s iconic vocalists of the 1940s. This tanda begins with the tragic “Griseta” and from there the romantic mood builds…and it seems to take on a “marine” theme. One my favorite lines in “Esta noche de luna” is “I am a star out at sea.” “Tristeza marina,” is about a sailor whose woman leaves him because he loves the sea more than her…and in “Verdemar” the title lady’s name means “Seagreen.”

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About Derrick Del Pilar

Born and raised in Chicago, I came to the tango while studying at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires in 2006. In 2008 I earned my B.A. with majors in Creative Writing and Spanish & Portuguese from the University of Arizona, and in 2009 I earned an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. My specialty is the history & literature of early 20th century Argentina.

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