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Anna Saeki - Tango clásico y moderno
I was dubious, too. A Japanese tango singer.. surely a gimmick. But her 20 years of singing experience, and her wise selection of orchestras and small ensembles make these recordings a nice little addition ot a complete tango collection, an acknowledgement of the international influence that Argentine music has had. To be sure, she sings these classica nd modern songs like no one else, and there is a distinctive sound to it all, and perhaps that is why I was most attracted to it.

La Chicana - Cancion Llorada
This Argentine ensemble, a vanguard of the new 'new tango,' is a house favorite at cdRoots. Canción Llorada is part retrospective, part compilation. It includes unreleased tracks as well as songs fro their previous recordings. Even if you already have their wonderful Tango Agazapado, this one is a must-have.

Ibrahim Ozgur - Tangolar: The Bel Ami of Turkish Tango
In the late 20s and 30s tango was very popular in Turkey. For many composers and singers it was the first contact they had with "western" music. Turkish musicians and singer Ibrahim Özgür wrote many tango songs and had an evident talent for nostalgia. His velvety voice was predestined for romantic tangos. The songs on this CD were recorded in Istanbul between 1938 and 1949.

La Chicana - Lejos
This Argentine ensemble continues breaking the aesthetic barriers of the vocal tango in 17 songs that span Latin American roots and reframe the metaphysical and philosophical dimension of the tango. The voice of Dolores Solá, more and more seductive, and the compositions of the ingenious and poetic Acho Estol take a turn towards a darker and eclectic strength.

Renato Borghetti - Fandango!
Accordionist Borghetti is a local superstar in Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil. The musicial gaúcho has revised, adapted and modernized the regional music. he combines the sounds of the Argentinian pampa with central European, Italian and French elements into a modern mix of milonga, polka, TexMex and musette with Brazilian and global pop, jazz and tango, adapting each of those forms to his accordion. Artful, elegant and full of energy!

Tango Negro Trio - La Vuelta del Malon
Conceived by pianist, vocalist and composer Juan Carlos Caceres, with "El Tero" Buschini and Marcelo Russillo, the trio explores an alternative history of tango, a body of work Caceres has been restlessly building since 1968, the year in which he moved from his native Buenos Aires to Paris. In the liner notes, Caceresdeclares that wuth this new recording he wants to update the cultural traditions still present in the region of the Rio De La Plata estuary in Argentina.

Sexteto Mayor - Passion du Tango
To celebrate the group's 30th anniversary, a double album charting their unparalleled career, including 13 new tracks recorded exclusively for this anthology. Instrumental pieces are included alongside sung tangos featuring Adriana Varela, whose smoky voice and emotive power have made her one of Argentina's leading vocalists. The set's broad repertoire ranges from the early classics of Carlos Gardel to the music of revolutionary innovator Astor Piazzolla. One of the CDs is designed specifically for tango dancing.

La Camorra - 12 Postales
The Argentine group takes a step away from Piazzolla this time, with a set of their own compositions, that moves between the classic music of cámara, jazz and of course, the omnipresent tango.

Fanfare Ciocarlia - Gyspy Brass Legends (PAL-DVD)
The Story of the Band' includes a one hour concert in Berlin, the one hour documentary film "Iag Bari" plus various other text and grpahic goodies

Yayo Caceres - Exteriors
Argentine composer, accordionist and guitarist really challenges your preconceptions about chamame, tango and other folkloric traditions with a recording that is part roots, part avant art music and always surprising.

Daniele Bonaventura - Suite per bandoneon e orchestra
The bandoneon master performs two new major compositions, a suite for bandoneon and orchestra, and Piccolo Requiem for Solo Bandoneon.

Serguei - Revolucion Tanguero
Born in Buenos Aries and now living in Paris, Serguei is both a gifted tanguisto and an illustrator for the world's number one French language newspaper, Le Monde. He brings his music and vision together in this unique graphic package, Révolucion Tanguero.

Gigi - Garage Tango
An evocation of bellows instruments (accordion, bandoneon, etc) are blended with pop-dance arrangements in an unusual and surprisingly satisfying montage. In this CD, the first 'virtual accordion' (Roland V-accordion) was used; its physical sound modelling technology enables the musicians to express their creativity to sweep unexplored musical genres. Luigi Bruti, who's responsible for Roland's musical laboratory, is also the author of this musical instrument.

various - Echoes from Afar - Old World Tangos Vol.1
A look at how the tango affected the world's music in a series of early performances from Rumania (Jean Moscopol, Titi Botez); Turkey (Seyyan Hanim, Ibrahim Özgür); Russia (Pjotr Leschenko); Greece (Sofia Vembo); Egypt (Farid El Atrache) and Algeria (Lili Boniche).

Zenobia - Midnat
Zenobia is a Danish folktrio that plays well-known Danish folksongs and original compositions. With varied backgrounds in folk, jazz, popular song, Argentine tango, the trio of Louise Střjberg - vocal; Mette Kathrine Jensen - accordion; and Charlotte Střjberg - piano offer a unique and subtle new music.

Adrienne Cooper and Zalmen Mlotek - Ghetto Tango: Wartime Yiddish Theater
Singer Adrienne Cooper, one of the world's most acclaimed singers of Yiddish vocal music, and Zalmen Mlotek, a leading figure in Yiddish musical theater, present ghetto songs collected during and after the second world war.

Svang - Sväng
Sväng offers a fresh and unusual take on Finnish folk and popular styles like the tango, and on Balkan, Swedish and completely original folk music, by using only the mouth harp, the harmonica, in forms small and large, the chromatic, diatonic, harmonetta and bass. The members of the ensemble are all well respected in various musical worlds in Finland. The music runs the gamut from moody to raucous, from the sumblime to the comical, from the subtle to the outright jaunty.

Zenobia - Fra Fynske Kyster - Zenobia spiller Carl Nielsen
Zenobia is a Danish folk trio, that plays both well known Danish folk songs and modern compositions. The music embraces elements of folk, jazz and tango. For their 2013 release, the trio interprets a wide range of songs from the famous Danish composer Carl Nielsen.

Gabor Gado - Modern dances for the advanced in age
Hungarian guitarist Gábor Gadó and his ensemble offer "a tongue-in-cheek sextet rounded out by a pair of saxes, trumpet, trombone, bass and drums... a certain down-at-the-heels dancehall feel: odd time changes, droll, edgy tango, cha cha and calypso, a guitar owing as much to Hendrix, Hawaii and heavy metal as to Wes Montgomery and George Benson, while the spirits of Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini drift by for the album closer, 'Moon River,' a place you've never been but might want to reconnoiter." - RootsWorld

Karsten Troyke - Dus Gezang fun mayn harts
Singer and indefatigable promoter of Yiddish language and culture in his home town Berlin, Karsten Troyke does not care so much about where the tango originally comes from. His distinctive style refers to the Jewish theatre and cabaret song of the Twenties and early Thirties just as to the renaissance of the Yiddish 'Schlager' ofn the Fifties, and after all his art has that brightness you will not find while searching it. He is accompanied by Trio SCHO (Gennadi Dessiatnik, violin, backing vocals; Valeri Khoryshman, accordion; Michael Jach, double bass and guest musician Jan Hermerschmidt on clarinet.

Domenico Torta e I Musicanti di Riva presso Chieri - Saré l'uss e buté fňra 'l gat!
Following over ten years of activity, here it is at last their maiden-voyage CD: the fruit of one of the most creative Italian folk group astride music and drama well seasoned with humour. Marcette, one-step, fox-trot, waltz, mazurka, polka, brando, curenta, beguine, tango, and popular tunes from the flourishing Italian tradition alternate in a most longed for CD. Leaded by histrionic Domenico "Tasché" Torta, the eight multi-instrument Musicanti are able to studio reproduce the same cheerful but keen atmosphere of their live performances.

Darko Rundek and Cargo Orkestar - Mhm A-ha Oh Yeah Da-Da
Rundek and his band offer songs that tell of the loneliness of the exile and the placelessness of the Internet, the reality of modern metropolis and the utopia of a love that transcends all borders. The Guardian wrote "There are elements of folk, rock, prog and tango, sharply focused by Rundek's vocals. The eclecticism is a plus: each track has distinction and character. Rundek, whose track record includes theatre direction and improv as well as Croatian rock'n'roll, is a sensitive writer, mature enough to let his band rip up the material and stitch it back together with blaring brass, soaring fiddle (Swiss electric violinist Isabel) and a cracking punk-funk backline. Rundek makes angular melodies sound as sweet as lullabies. And vice versa. In these bland times he's a necessary character to have around."

Fotefar and Hĺvard Lund - Fest
FEST is the first CD from the folk trio Fotefar (Footprints) and clarinet player Hĺvard Lund. The trio is Lena Jinnegren, Bendik Lund Haanshus and Ragnhild Furebotten. Lena, from Sweden, has deep roots in rock, folk music and folk ballads. Ragnhild was nominated for the same award in 2008 for her solo CD "Endelig vals" (Finally a waltz). Bendik trained at the music conservatory in Trondheim, and plays in the group KADO and the tango music band Orangutango. Hĺvard is artist in residence for the cultural centre in Troms county, and now has a permanent position there as a musician, composer and arranger. He has played with the band Farmers Market, with Frode Fjellheim of Transjoik and collaborated with Trygve Seim.

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