23 July 2008

Beata's Tango No. 3


CD REVIEW

Beata Soderberg & Justango: Bailata (World Village)
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Of all the boats in the world, one I previously had not cruised on is the steamship Swedish Tango. But if this wonderful release is any indication, I've been missing out. This is the third such cruise for Swedish cellist Soderberg and her talented Argentine crew, and these sparkling originals show that even Northern Europeans can have a South American soul.

In a Setting Sun interview, Soderberg explained how she came to tango.

I went to New York to study for my Master of Music degree, I am a classically trained cellist.There I discovered a tango club called La Belle epoque, and I started to hang out there since I love dancing. I got really interested in tango music, both traditional and Piazzolla and other new things, and after a few years I began to write my own tangos for quintet. ... I think my music has elements from tango, jazz and classical, romantic music.

[mp3] Beata Soderberg: Vamos Animales
from the album Bailata
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