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Monday, April 24, 2017

La Cumparsita Cumple 100 Años

You can either walk or dance down this street


Without a doubt the most famous song in all of tango, La Cumparsita was written by Gerardo Hernán Matos Rodríguez from Uruguay around 100 years ago, give or take a year. I think that it was first recorded in 1917. Of course, it has gone on to become the most iconic piece of music in all of South America.

The video above is the tutorial that I'm using to learn this song on the piano. The pianist, Pablo Keilis was kind enough to send me a copy of his original arrangement for students of the piano.

Because La Cumparsita is a tango and the tango is a dance I have posted the video below of two great dancers ripping up this song on the floor.

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