Free World Music Download – Tango!

A beautiful milonga is free to download from Alexander Street Press!

Cover art for Los Gauchos De Boldan: Button Accordion and Bandoneon Music From Northern Uruguay.Alexander Street Press Logo

from Margaret Loebe at Alexander Street Press:

World Music Download from Alexander Street and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


Our featured download from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is “Como mi suegra (Like My Mother-in-Law) – milonga,” performed by Los Gauchos de Roldán.Accordions and guitars have enlivened the social life of cattle-herding gaucho families of northern Uruguay since the mid 1800s. On Los Gauchos de Roldán, regional musical icon Walter Roldán pumps out time-honored polcas and chotis, Brazilian-tinged maxixas, and more on his button accordion as Chichí Vidiella adds the lush color of the bandoneón.


Bernardo Sanguinetti’s guitar and Richardo Cunha’s percussive, deep-pitched guitarrón immerse the melodies in a rich nest of rhythms and harmonies, which formerly-exiled singer-songwriter Numa Moraes treats us to five gems of his repertoire. 19 tracks, 55 minutes of music, 40-page bilingual booklet. Click here for more information, and to download this track.


This track is owned by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and is available, free of charge, for a limited time only. Be sure to join our mailing list for regular email updates every time a new track becomes available.


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