We rehearsed a few new songs last Tuesday at Tango Berretin, including a murga-inspired milonga composed by Javier Arias of Orquesta Tipica Misteriosa one of our favorite bands playing new music for dancing with lyrics by Ariel Pratt called “Volve al Tambor.” We first heard this song on a YouTube video of Misteriosa when they premiered it at their weekly milonga in Buenos Aires about 6 months ago. We were really excited about this new milonga they had composed so we got in touch and they sent us the lyrics. We worked up an arrangement and tried it out Tuesday, though Jesse, our percussionist was sick (like most everyone in Portland around now), but here’s what Volve al Tambor sounds like sans modified drum kit:
We also rehearsed two new alternative tangos that we composed, a new arrangement of “Zorzal” with Pepe Raphael singing on which he completely delivers on (as usual) and looked over two traditional tangos that we composed late last year.
Next rehearsal next Tuesday to prep up for our upcoming gigs in Feb. (2nd, and 16th at Berretin, 23rd and 24th at the Valentango festival).