Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bandoneón Row

It's not Piazzolla but who can resist a row of ten of the best bandoneónists in the world playing Osvaldo Pugliese's La Yumba. The occasion was a celebration of Pugliese's 80th year of life on December 26, 1985 in a famous concert at the Teatro Colón. La Yumba was composed in 1943 and undoubtedly set traditional tango music on a new path. It remains his signature song. Piazzolla fans prize the video of Piazzolla joining Pugliese to play La Yumba at a joint concert held in Amsterdam in 1989.

But in today's video, it is not Piazzolla on the bandoneón. Rather it is Alejandro Prevignano, Roberto Alvarez, F.Lapinta, Ismael Spitalnik, Oscar Castagnaro, Osvaldo Ruggiero, Arturo Penon, Julian Plaza, Víctor Lavallén and Daniel Binelli.

You might also want to view Pugliese's comments at the event.

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