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Una noche de poesía – Tango Poetry Project

I am pleased to announce that this Sunday and Monday, March 21 & 22, 2021, I will be a guest at Ayano Yoneda’s virtual tango events, “Bailongo de los domingos” and “Una noche de poesía.” This weekend marks the one year anniversary of these events!

On Sunday at Bailongo De Los Domingos, we will listen to 10 songs with lyrics by José María Contursi, one of my personal favorites, as recorded by a variety of different orchestras, with lyrics projected as you listen. This will include the world debut of four translations that have yet to appear here!

Then on Monday, we will take a deep dive into “Gricel,” Contursi’s most personal tango, based on his real-life love story.

These events will be streamed live on Zoom (password: gotan), and will start each evening at 8:00pm PDT (GMT -7).

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

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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