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Influence of Francisco Canaro | Noche de Tango

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Throughout this season of Noche de Tango, we have been bringing you new releases of modern tango ensembles and musicians from around the world. However, this week we will finish turning back the clock and exploring the origins of tango, by focusing on orchestras that can trace their tango lineage back to Francisco Canaro.

Tanda 1 - Francisco Canaro

  • Casas Viejas
  • El Jardin de Amor
  • Alma de Bohemio
  • El Desfile del Amor

Tanda 2 - Juan D'Arienzo

  • Don Juan
  • Lagrimas Y Sonrisas
  • Loca
  • Felicia
  • La Cumparsita

Tanda 3 - Rodolfo Biagi

  • El Recodo
  • Canaro
  • Alguien
  • Duerme mi Nina
  • A La Gran Muneca

Tanda 4 - Edgardo Donato

  • A Media Luz
  • Cosita Linda
  • El Chupete
  • El Camion

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.