May 4, 2010 - Tuesday Pactica at Bamboo Grove

*This week, 3 featured orchestras: Firpo, Canaro & De Caro*
From 9-10pm we take a look at the origins of the tango we dance to, comparing/contrsting the Traditionalist and Evolutionary styles founded in these three orchestras:
  • Roberto Firpo: zippy and fast rhythms, crazy tango/milongas and vals --composer of many great tangos.
  • Francisco Canaro: carrying the traditional sound into popular culture and sucess.
  • Julio De Caro: turning tango on its ear, experimenting with melody & rhythm, and founding the avant-garde movement in tango.
If you'd like to read about Firpo, see his Bio on
If you'd like to read about Canaro, see his Bio on
If you'd like to read about De Caro, see his Bio on

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A weekly Practica Hosted & DJed by Joe Leonardo
Every Tuesday Evening 9pm-Midnight

At the Bamboo Grove Salon
134 SE Taylor St. (MAP)
Entrance between Salmon and Taylor on 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97214


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