Latin Roots: Tango Essentials : World Cafe The World Cafe series explores the music and dance of Argentina with help from musician Rachel Faro.
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Latin Roots: Essential Tango

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Latin Roots: Tango Essentials

Latin Roots: Tango Essentials

Latin Roots: Essential Tango

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Lidia Borda.

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Set List

  • Carlos Gardel, "Volver"
  • Lidia Borda, "Vida Mia"

On the latest installment of World Cafe's Latin Roots series, we examine the music of Argentina — specifically the tango. Musician Rachel Faro is here to tell us how tango, with its rich history, is much more than just songs. She plays pieces by classic tango singer Carlos Gardel and the more contemporary artist Lidia Borda.

Rachel Faro's Extended Playlist

Episode Playlist