Music from Argentina: Folk Music & Tango

Music from Argentina: Folk Music & Tango

by Instituto el Cimarron


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Music from Argentina: Folk Music & Tango

While Argentina is easily best known for its tangos musically (and culturally, for that matter), there's a wealth of folk styles available as well. The Instituto el Cimarron exists for the preservation of those folk styles (as well as tango) and performance of such. On their debut album with ARC, they put together a long program that covers the music of Buenos Aires itself, the music of the pampas, and the music of the Andean region at large. Each format provides different gains and losses for the group. The tangos in particular, chosen from some of the best compositions of Piazzolla and Troilo, come out as tinkling, delicate little tunes, rather than the grandiose and sweeping pieces that were originally written. Similarly for the Andean music (a bit of a rarity in Argentinean collections), the group tinkles along, emulating the Andean harp with its guitars to the point of cuteness -- it works for a few tracks, but falls apart on the more majestic compositions, such as Daniel Robles' "El Condor Pasa." It's in the folk styles associated with rural Argentina that the group shines. As the musicians move through the local adaptations of waltzes and polkas, the real talent of the group starts to come out. Their playing can be intricate (as an incredible solo on the neck of the guitar in "Pajaro Campana"), or it can muse gently (as a more careful moment in "El Quebradeño"). The group has a lot of musical ability, but often comes across as rather lightweight in the face of the tango and milonga masters.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2009
Label: Arc Music
UPC: 0743037220729
catalogNumber: 2207

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Instituto el Cimarron   Primary Artist
Omar Antonio Fiordelmondo   Bombo
Matias Sebastian Hermosillo   Guitar
Marcos Riffo Urquiza   Guitar
Marcos Alberto Ceballos   Accordion

Technical Credits

Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Raúl Barboza   Composer
Antonio Tarrago Ros   Composer
Mariano Mores   Composer
Diz Heller   Liner Notes,translation
Daniel Alomía Robles   Composer
Enrique Saborido   Composer
Vals   Composer
Julián Plaza   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Guy Tourville   Producer,Audio Production
Ute Entwistle   translation
Diaz Brothers   Composer
Alex Stokes   Cover Design
Jeannine Blanpain   translation
Gustavo "Cuchi" Leguizamón   Composer
Z. Alcayaga   Composer
Troilo   Composer
Pedro De Ciervi   Composer
Leguizamon   Composer
J. Baudouin   Composer
J. A. Diaz   Composer
F. P. Cardozo   Composer
D. Alomia Robles   Composer
Valseado   Composer
Trollo   Composer
Polca   Composer
Dia Brothers   Composer
Di Sarli   Composer
Chamame   Composer
A. Abalos   Composer
Julian Antonio Diaz   Composer
Hector Quatromano   Composer
Cueca   Composer
Castilla   Composer
Rosita Melo   Composer

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