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    coprolite mandroid's Avatar
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    Outer Spiral Arm, of Galaxy, NW Oregon.

    Default Tango

    any one heard of an accordion less String band taking it on?.

    one area can only support so many Contra Dance String bands
    so I thought branching out might work .

    Bunch of Finns landed here a century + ago,
    They were the non english speakers putting the fish in the cans, for a long time.
    and descendants are still here ..

    the home country took to Tangos I'm told , maybe a second front can open here ..
    writing about music
    is like dancing,
    about architecture

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    Portland, ME

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    The surprising thing is that Argentina, with the second largest Italian population in the world, does not have a strong mandolin tradition. Tangos are great to play on mandolin, go to for lots of free music.

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    Registered User robert.najlis's Avatar
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    you don't need the accordion (or bandeņon, really). I am down here in Buenos Aires. You hear tango played on just guitar a lot. I am playing some on the mandolin, of course.

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    Vermont, USA

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    Thanks for that link, Joel - nice site. I love the tangos, and just got a strange gig fall in my lap for Sunday - - - a new bishop is being installed in the Burlington St. Paul's church, they're having a big dinner and want, of course, Tangos. Go figure - - not the Catholic Church I remember. Drop on by, bring your uke.
    Will Patton

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