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Di Sarli: Vocals with Alberto Podestá

Nido gaucho (1942)
Vamos (1944) 
Lloran las campanas (1944)
La capilla blanca
(1944)

Ah, the great Alberto Podestá…I’ve already posted a tanda of him singing with Pedro Laurenz. Now here he is with Di Sarli, around the same time. These are obviously some of my all-time favorite tangos, as they were among the earliest I translated and posted to Poesía de gotán. The first and last feature lyrics by Hector Marcó, one of Di Sarli’s preferred collaborators. Besides the tangos in this tanda, Di Sarli and Marcó wrote many more classics together, which I will feature in future tandas.
This tanda is great for later in the evening, or any time the dancers seem to need slow, sweet music with a romantic feel—though to avoid monotony, I slipped in a dark horse: “Lloran las campanas.” It closes with a great classic hit, “La capilla blanca.”

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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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