The first Lyrics from 1870 and come from the Andalusian tango. Then local musicians modify those adapting them to the local medium.
Only in the late nineteenth century Tango is considered as such, and begin to have their own professional lyricists. Is unanimously regarded as the first great tango lyricist Angel Villoldo.
Que te importa que te llore
Do you care that I cry
LYRICS by: Miguel Caló and Osmar Maderna
MUSIC by: Miguel Caló and Osmar Maderna
TRANSLATION by: Alberto Paz
What is Lunfardo?
Lunfardo is a dialect originated and developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the lower classes in Buenos Aires and the surrounding Gran Buenos Aires.
Some lingustics considered that began as prison slang in the late 19th century, so guards would not understand the prisoners
Lunfardo can be considered the language of Argentine tango because most of the lyrics of tango use lunfardo.
Nice video with the Gotan Project music
"Diferente" from the Gotan Project's second album Lunático.
Created by Ya Basta records
Directed by Prisca Lobjoy
Nice colorfull tango performance in the street - Music video for the song "Skyscrapers" by OK Go.
Director: Trish Sie
Producers: Trish Sie & Paula Salhany
Cinematography and editing: Paula Salhany
3D DP: Eric Kurland
Dancers: Moti Buchboot & Trish Sie
Special Thanks: Jennifer Kay Tyre, So Yun Um, Joanna Mayorga, Andy Green, Diane Castrup, Anthony Hartman, Jenny Oppenheimer, Roe Sie, Damian Kulash and Marjorie Kulash