Sunday, December 20, 2009

Adios Nonino - Buenos Aires 8

Remember the 70's? There are many visual cues in this interesting video which may help bring back those memories. The video is from the 1976 movie El canto cuenta su historia (which translates roughly to The Song Tells Its Story) by Fernando Ayala and Hector Olivera. There are quite a few clips from this movie on YouTube and they provide an interesting snapshot of music in Argentina - folkloric to classical to tango. The full movie is, unfortunately, apparently not available on DVD.

The group singing is the Buenos Aires 8, a diverse set of singers led by Jose Carli. They are singing Adios Nonino in an arrangement by Horacio Cabral. The group recorded this and seven other Piazzolla songs on a difficult to find album titled, Timeless. The sound is very reminiscent of the Swingle Singers - which will push your memory all the way back to the 60's.

If the video does not appear below, click here.

To learn more about Piazzolla videos, visit the Piazzolla Video site.

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