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Di Sarli

Di Sarli: Vocals with Jorge Durán

Tu íntimo secreto (1945)
Mañana no estarás (1946)
Que no sepan las estrellas (1945)
Tus labios me dirán (1945)

I am huge fan of Carlos Di Sarli—at one festival milonga I DJed, I played four different tandas of his music over six hours, more than any other orchestra. But I must admit…until recently, I wasn’t really a fan of his vocals with Jorge Durán. They seemed a bit too slow, and a bit overdramatic (especially compared to the recordings Di Sarli made with Alberto Podestá). Played too early in the evening, they might bring the energy down. But at the end of the night, they are perfect—they have a compelling, heartwrenching emotion that shines through even for those who don’t speak Spanish.

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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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