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Tango with Cally for July 2023

7/5 Color Rango Orchestra The music and origin story of Orquesta Color Tango. Orquesta Color Tango has performed in the most elite venues across the globe since 1990, and their eleven albums are heard and danced to in milongas worldwide! This week’s episode showcases their recordings, and host Cally Banham’s personal story about meeting Director Roberto Alvarez and the musicians of Color Tango in Buenos Aires.

7/12 Milonga for the Pope Pope Francis, who was born in Buenos Aires, is known to be a big fan of Tango. In December of 2014, thousands of people danced a mass tango in St. Peter’s Square to honor his 78th birthday! This week host Cally Banham recounts some interviews which touch on Pope Francis’s experience with the tango. Music from the orchestra of Juan D’Arienzo and other favorites of the Pope are featured.

7/19 Composer Osvaldo Golijov Argentine classical composer Osvaldo Golijov grew up listening to the tango nuevo of Astor Piazzolla. One of his most popular compositions “Last Round” is an homage to Piazzolla and also quotes a melody from Tango icon Carlos Gardel! Cally gives the background on this lively piece and features some of Golijov’s other notable compositions.

7/26 Maria de Buenos Aires This episode offers an overview of Astor Piazzolla's only opera, Maria de Buenos Aires. Host Cally Banham shares highlights from the surreal plot, and takes a closer look at the instrumental interludes, and the opera's most enduring aria, "Yo soy Maria" - "I am Maria".

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