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August 15, 2008

Gustavo Santolalla

Article on Gustavo Santaolalla in NYT today. Bajofondo Tango Club plays in Central Park tonight.

Gustavo Santaolalla’s Film Scores Are Minimalist and His Tango Is Newfangled - NYTimes.com

“We don’t consider what we are doing as tango,” he said. “We are doing contemporary music, music that expresses the urban landscapes of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Obviously tango will be present there. But milonga, candonga, murga” — three other local rhythms — “and rock, hip-hop and electronica are also part of the genetic map of this place.”

Posted by joegrohens at August 15, 2008 01:11 PM