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An article about how Argentine tango singer, Stella Milano includes not only Tango
classics on her latest CD but also Rancheras and Milongas. Milangas being one
of several varieties of tango.
Stella Milano for many years now has been singing tango classics and bringing something new
to her kind of music which is the feminine point of view. It being her who
makes the case that women are not solely responsible for the sorrows of men or
at least not as is the case in most of the tango standards. Stella Milano
believing that women also have their “issues” regarding love, romance and the
sadness that sometimes accompanies the two which she feels should be expressed
in song by females; who like herself can speak out for her gender.
Stella Milano however breaks away from her norm in her latest CD “Tangos Milongas Y
Rancheras De Mi Pais” as she introduces other forms of music from her native Argentina
which come in the form of rancheras and tangos milangas. These two being very
typical of Argentina
and more of the sort of music Stella wishes to expose to the world from her
Rancheras from Argentina being similar
to those from Mexico in
their colorful melodies that depict the folklore of rural life while capturing
the simple joy of those who live in the country and along the Andes.
It being in these songs so traditional of Argentina that Stella Milano
exhibits her stupendous voice, so capable of capturing the true soul of the
country she so elegantly represents. “De Contramano” is among the songs Stella
Milano has proudly chosen to present to world from this genre of music known as
which takes much from Latin waltzes. They being merry and delicate as opposed
to their Mexican counterparts which at times speak more of the hardships of
Tangos milongas such as “Milonga Sentimental” and “Fiesta Y Milonga” are also included in
Stella Milano’s latest CD which are in a way similar to standard tangos yet
have a more modern upbeat dance rhythm to make for a very lively party, specially
for those who like to engage in the sort of music that makes the body move to
the South American beat. In conclusion I would like to add that Stella Milano’s
latest is bound to satisfy any who long for the colorful sounds of the South
American continent and the warmth of her soft music.