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Returning to Translations Soon, New Tanda Blog!

Hello all,
I’ve been busy in the last few months—I’m applying for MFA programs in Creative Writing next fall.
I will post some new translations soon, I have a queue of requests that has been steadily backing up since August.
I also have news!
Inspired by Tanda of the Week, I have launched a new blog where I post tandas that I have played while DJing, explaining a bit about the songs and why I put them in that order. You can listen to audio files of the tandas to get an idea of how they sound. The new site is called DDP’s Favorite Tandas, and when possible, I link back to translations here. I hope you’ll check it out and maybe share some tandas you’ve heard or would like to hear in the comments.

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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The sound files on this site are included for illustrative purposes only. Those wishing to obtain high quality versions for their personal collections should purchase commercially available copies. If you can't get to a record store in Buenos Aires, a great many tangos are available, song by song, in meticulously digitized versions from http://www.tangotunes.com/ and others can be found on the iTunes music store or Amazon (transfer quality varies widely). Though he no longer has inventory available, Michael Lavocah's superb http://milonga.co.uk/ can help you determine which CDs might be best to buy used.
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