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Remembering Alejandro Bettinotti | Noche de Tango

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Welcome to Noche de Tango, a show that explores the ever-growing history, culture, and community of Tango musicians and dancers from Argentina and around the world. On this week's show, we will remember the life and career of pianist, composer, and singer Alejandro Bettinotti, who passed away in May. My name is Charles Olivier, your host, and let's dive into our first tanda.

Tanda 1 - Bettinotti Fernandez, Los Portenos de Gardel, 2004

  • Aburridos
  • Eramos Tan Pobres
  • Esos Senores los Monos
  • Acabado

Tanda 2 - Tangolpeados, 2008

  • Cuando Suena el Ring
  • El Baile
  • Un Tango Chamuyo
  • El Arresto
  • La Viejita Intrepida

Tanda 3 - Tangos a la Dervia, 2014

  • Alpargatas en los Pies
  • Alter Ego
  • Mar de las Heridas
  • A La Dervia
  • Portal Galactico
Charles Olivier is currently director of the Texas Tech University Tango Orchestra and the co-director of the Lubbock ISD All-District Tango Orchestra, whose purpose is to educate high school students about tango music, culture, and performance. Charles’ extensive work with the group was recognized by Texas Tech University with the President’s Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award. As a performer, he is a founding member of Tango Llaneros. Charles has attended the Reed College Tango Institute, Cuarteto Tanguero Summer Workshop, and has been a key speaker about tango for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute. Charles attended Texas Tech University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, a Certificate of World Music in Tango Performance, and recently a Master's in Ethnomusicology.