La Milonga Music Recipes

La Milonga - Music Recipes

La Milonga. Christopher describes the various world music ingredients – the recipe – for creating his La Milonga!

  • the historical origin and musical background of this Argentine peasant dance
  • the pampas and the gaucho Argentine cowboys
  • Argentina’s economic boom the ancestral dance forms that shaped the Argentine milonga:
  • the peasant music of the compradritos
  • the African condombe
  • the habanera – a Cuban dance form of Spanish origin

The composer’s view – demonstrating by showcasing each musical element with a live performance featuring the flute, guitar, and cello – the Caliendo Trio.


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