Corazón Tanguero

1st & 3rd Saturdays from 4:15PM -4:45PM

Tango from Argentina, other parts of South America and across the globe.

Graciela Pesce CD Cover "Tango para chicos y sus hermanos"

Sat. 9/5 4:15p:  Tango for Children! We´ll feature tango music composed for children to play with, to dance, and to learn at school. Graciela Pesce, founder of the project "Tango para chicos", shares her music from Buenos Aires with Corazón Tanguero.
Pictures: Graciela Pesce CD Covers

Sat. 8/1, 4:15p: TANGHETTO has been nominated three times for the Latin Grammy awards, and it won twice Argentina´s Premios Gardel (Gardel  Award), the top prize honoring Argentinian music. Its bandleader and founder, Max Masri converse with us from Buenos Aires, about how Tanghetto has been flourishing globally  since the late 90´s.  

Cover: "Tango Greco", Universal 2007

Sat. 7/4, 4:15p: This week´s  Greece debt crisis has been compared often with Argentina´s financial collapse in 2001: the money disappears from the banks,  long lines of desperate people at closed banks looking to rescue their wages and savings from the ATMs, and a common anxiety and fear about their future.

In solidarity with the Greek people who are suffering the same incertitude and anguish that Argentinians continue suffering, CORAZÓN TANGUERO offers a tango embrace, featuring Greek tango singers and composers.

Tango y carnaval!

Feb 24, 2015
Cover: Orquesta de Carnaval by Amores Tangos

Sat. Feb. 21, 7p: Corazón Tanguero show with CARNIVAL! CARNAVAL y TANGO! Featuring new and old songs to celebrate Carnival with tango music

Ciudad Baigón / Radio Universidad de Buenos Aires

Sat. Oct. 4th, 4:15pm: They look like a garage band with 11 musicians whose  age ranges from 25 to 35 years old. They introduce their new albums in an old factory. They compose and play dark tangos, following the shadows of their rock icons, like the legendary El Indio Solari, leader of "Los Redonditos de Ricota".

Cover: La Vidú. Orquesta típica

Sat. Sept. 2nd, 4:15p: A new generation is bringing a crude, and complex social reality to their tango compositions. 

In CORAZÓN TANGUERO, we travel the road of Contemporary Argentinian tango composers who speak to today´s reality, a challenging, and less traveled road. We´ll listen to : LA VIDÚ, a  tango orchestra of 13 musicians, including 4 bandoneon players, and 4 violins.
 And Josefina Rozenwasser, a Buenos Aires young woman with great resolution to make her own way in music, playing bandoneon, singing and composing.

Ignacio Hurban /

Sat. Aug. 16, 4:15p: Para honrar la memoria colectiva, we´ll celebrate that the Argentinian grandson Number 114, Ignacio Hurban (Guido Montoya Carlotto) was found. He was one of the 500 children kidnapped by Argentinian dictatorship (1976-1983). His grandmother Enriqueta Estela Barnes de Carlotto, leader of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, and 2003 United Nations Prize of Human Rights, looked for him for 37 years.

Ignacio/Guido is a tango and jazz musician. We´ll feature his music, and tangos related with the need of  historical memory and justice.

Pablo Covacevich / Photography: Leticia Fraguela

Sat., August 2nd at 4:15p: We´ll share music of a contemporary generation of tango musicians and composers from Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Néstor Basurto with "Recalada" ("Dropping By") and Pablo Covacevich, a guitar virtuoso, with a new album release, "Olivia".   Both musicians keep tango vibrant and alive today.  More information:

Sat. 21 July, 4:15p: Argentinian Sexteto VENDAVAL (strong wind) from Rosario with "InTEmperie" ("Under the open sky"), and FLORES NEGRAS (Black Flowers), a women only vocal quartet from Buenos Aires, will keep us feeling the live beating heart of tango.

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¡El tango vive!

Jul 4, 2014
Cover: "Otro tango" by Quintegaseto

Sat. 5 July, 4:15p: Adrián PLACENTI, Argentinian pianist and composer, shares "Mis tangos de ayer y hoy", and  QUINTEGASETO from Rosario, will keep us feeling the live breath of tango. ¡EL TANGO VIVE! Tango lives!

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Jun 21, 2014
Folias Duo / www.foliasmusic.

Sat. 21 June 4:15pm: Grand Rapids, MI based Folias Flute and Guitar Duo with flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron play live their own compositions in a studio session. We talked about the crossing experience of  concert chamber music with Argentinian folk and tango, and their connection to nature as inspiration for their compositions.

Amores Tangos /

Sat.  7 June, 4:15p: We´ll feature VIOLENTANGO, a new generation of musicians recreating tango from the "Rock Nacional" of the 60´s and 70´s, with a touch of  the Buenos Aires melancholy.  (

And AMORES TANGOS, a carnaval-tango orchestra... all tango vivo!

Austin Piazzolla Quintet /

Sat. 17 May, 4:15pm: In an interview with violinist James Anderson, founder of the Austin Piazzolla Quintet we´ll talk about the connection of the Quintet to Piazzolla´s music, the freedom to create, improvise and recreate through Piazzolla´s inspiration.

You´ll listen their awe-inspiring, and at the same time, playful brushes of music all along the show!

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The AUSTIN PIAZZOLLA QUINTET will play in New Mexico :

Quinteto Negro La Boca /

Sat. 3 May, 4:15 pm:  From an iconic tanguero neighborhood of Buenos Aires, La Boca, we converse with Pablo Bernaba, founder of QUINTETO NEGRO LA BOCA.

In their impressive successful show Tangos negros y libertarios, the QNLB performs traditional, new, and socially-involved tango with the lyrics of the Argentinian writer, Osvaldo Bayer (author of La Patagonia Rebelde).

"Naranjo en Flor" by Wanda Wainsten /

Sat. 19 April, 4:15p: Different versions of two classics: "Naranjo en Flor/Orange tree in bloom"  (1944, brothers Homero and Virgilio Expósito), and "Primavera Porteña/Buenos Aires Spring" (1970, Astor Piazzolla), to celebrate the beginning Springtime en clave de tango ...

Sat. 5 April, 4:15p: We´ll feature hip-hop tango by PROTESTANGO, and Marcelo Lodigiani in his experimental tango compositions, and LCB PROJECT. Más tango nuevo... de protesta, de vanguardia!
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Apr 2, 2014

Sat. 15 Feb. 4:15p: CORAZÓN TANGUERO brings to you, "GALLEGUITA" (young Galician girl). In this 1923 tango, Gardel, León Gieco, Libertad Lamarque, The Chieftains and Galician Celtic musician Carlos Núñez honor the story of an immigrant -from Spain to Argentina- who was prostituted to be able to send money back home.

Colección Midnight Tango de Ayres – Foto: Ayres

Sat. 15  March, 4:15p: Is Tango, today, a woman´s affair transforming this  formerly masculine dominant music? 

We´ll continue celebrating International Women´s Day featuring contemporary women musicians, bands, and composers.

Credit: Carla Algeri /

Sat. 1  March, 4:15p: Is Tango, a masculine music talking about women?  Or, today... the sensuality and creativity of tango however, is a woman's affair…?  We´ll celebrate International Women´s Day featuring contemporary women musicians, bands, and composers.

Afro roots in tango

Jan 17, 2014
Poster: "Tango Negro", movie by Dom Pedro /

Sat. Jan. 18th, 4:15 pm:  Tango negro, tango-candombe, tango canyengue, tango-landó to celebrate Afro roots in tango for Martin Luther King´s anniversary.

"Tango", by Carlos Saura

Sat. 4 Jan. 4:15p: Tango de película... Tango music as soundtrack or main star of a movie. "Watch" a tango or listen a movie through our compilation of songs.

"Ballerini di tango" by Paola Fiori

Sat. Dec. 21st, 4:15p: We´ll listen best tangos 2013 awarded by Latin Grammy Awards: Diego El Cigala, Hernán Lucero y Tute, Julio Botti, Bajofondo, Dúo Ramirez-Satorre...
Y... Feliz NAVIDAD a tod@s!!!

Love for horses

Nov 3, 2013

Sat. 16 Nov. 4:15 p:  The love for horses is deeply engaged  in the heart of tango lyrics. We´ll navigate this love through urban race horses, and the best friend of a gaucho in the countryside.

Alma mía

Nov 1, 2013
"Compañía en el andar" , Painting by Dolores Mendieta

Sat. 2 Nov. 4:15pm: A fete and celebration of life: "El día de los muertos". The belief that the almas (souls)  are visiting us is celebrated in Corazón Tanguero with vintage and contemporary tangoes.

Photo Credit: Paul Flanagan /

Sat. 5 Oct. 4:15pm: Join us in a conversation with TE AMO, ARGENTINA show director and cellist Antonio LYSY. 

TE AMO, ARGENTINA, a journey through the heart and soul of Argentina, is a multimedia concert featuring music from Amerindian rhythms of the Andes Mountains to the sounds of the city-street cafés of Buenos Aires. The performance will take place on Wed. Oct. 9 (National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque), and Frid. Oct 11 (Lensic Theater, Santa Fe).

Sat. 7 Sept. 4:15 pm:  Local tango orchestra QTANGO will be our guest on CORAZÓN TANGUERO. Be ready to enjoy their live presentation!  QTANGO will perform following Grammy Award Winner Antonio Lysy´s "Te amo, Argentina" during the post-show milonga (National Hispanic Cultural Center, October 5th, Albuquerque, New Mexico).


Aug 2, 2013
"Gypsy moth", Painting by Josephine Wall

Sat. 3 August, 4:15 p:  Vibrant, colourful, and intriguingly melancholic, the blend of Argentinian tango with gypsy music makes you travel through any boundaries.

Finnish Tango

Jul 19, 2013
Finish Tango in NY
: Mikki Nilund /

Sat. 7/19 4:15 p: Explore with us the beauty and nostalgia of Finnish tango. The Finnish adopted tango to bring sunshine to the Artic.

The soul of tango

Jul 6, 2013
La musa en el columpio - Painting by Roberto Volta (Argentina) /

Sat. 6 July, 4:15p: We´ll explore the SOUL OF TANGO... EL ALMA DEL TANGO… Where do musicians and composers look for it?

VOLVER / To return

Jun 15, 2013
Tango Kiss - Painting by Andrei Protsouk

Sat. 15 June, 4:15p: VOLVER... Did you ever had the memory of your first love? VOLVER, a 1935 tango, is an homage to the first love. We commemorate the anniversary of its author, Alfredo Le Pera, one of the main poets of tango, by playing different versions of this iconic song.