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SINGING CLASSES

with Ana Karina Rossi

Ana-Karina offers two workshops sessions dedicated to women in tango lyrics, as well as women composers and singers.

 

 

FIRST WORKSHOP - WOMEN IN THE LYRICS OF TANGO
 

From Monday to Thursday

The woman has very often been inspired by the lyrics of tangos from its creation to the present day.
"Mina", "percanta", "papusa", "grela", "minerva" ... are just some of the terms that lunfardo uses in tango for women.
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"La Morocha" written in 1905 by A.Villold is one of the first tangos in history. Since then, all the great poets of the genre have devoted a large part of their work to women. : "Malena" by H. Manzi, "Maria" by C. Castillo, "Gricel" by J. Contursi, "Yo soy María" by H. Ferer, among others.
We also find in the poetry of tango, a particular emphasis on the mythical figure of the French and its "charm", with famous tangos such as "Ivette", "Madame Yvone", "Griseta" ... etc.

Plunging among the lyrics of tangos, very often, the famous phrase "Tango Is macho" loses its meaning.
I invite you to discover by singing together, these tangos which, giving value to women, have given this genre a beautiful aesthetic and a deep sense of existence.
Tangos chosen for this workshop: Malena by Homero Manzi / Lucio Demare, and Yo be María by Horacio Ferrer / Astor Piazzolla.
The last day of the workshop is devoted to the free choice of the musical theme, that is to say that each student can interpret a tango, a waltz or a milonga with feminine themes. For this, write to Ana Karina and send suggestions of songs: anakarinarossi@hotmail.com


WORKSHOP ORGANISATION :
The workshop is divided into 4 parts:
- the body and voice: vocal technique (breathing, voice emission technique ...), body work (posture, relaxation, expression, gesture).
- poetry and comprehension of texts (pronunciation, work of the text, diction, the "talking" tanguero)
- melody and rhythms of tango
- phrasing and interpretation

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SECOND WORKSHOP - THE PROTAGONIST WOMAN IN THE SONG OF TANGO, singers and composers

From Friday to Saturday

 Singers, actresses, instrumentalists, performers, lyricists, creators, women have found their place in the tango thanks to THE VOICE.
Pepita Avellaneda stands out among the precursors who dared to sing tango. Followed by Azucena Maizani (singer disguised as a man), Mercedes Simone, Ada Falcon .... who, from the 1920s, opened the female stage to other great figures. Among the most famous singers are Libertad Lamarque, Tita Merello, Nelly Omar ... etc. They all lived a long life and were the protagonists of every tango era, gaining a great celebrity on radio, cinema, television and on stage.
The composition, however, was the role of certain musicians and poets, men, but not performers and even less women. It was not until the 1960s that a woman broke with this tradition and gave a tangent to tango. She accompanies herself on the piano and sings her own songs: Eladia Blazquez.
This 3-day workshop introduces you to the world of tanguera vocal performance, and the feminine way of singing tango in every era, with a special emphasis on the work of Eladia Blazquez, the great innovator of modern tango.


The chosen songs are: Los pájaros perdidos (Eladia Blazquez), and Desde el Alma (waltz of Rosita Melo)
The last day of the workshop is devoted to the free choice of the musical theme, that is to say that each student can interpret a tango, a waltz or a milonga with feminine themes. For this, write to Ana Karina and send suggestions of songs: anakarinarossi@hotmail.com
Some suggestions: Apología Tanguera (Rosita Quiroga), Corazón al Sur, Siempre se vuelve a Buenos Aires .... (More than 50 songs of Eladia Blazquez to choose from), Cantando (Mercedes Simone), La cancion de Buenos Aires (Azucena Maizani)
WORKSHOP ORGANISATION:
The workshop is divided into 4 parts:
- the body and the voice: vocal technique (breathing, voice emission technique ...), body work (posture, relaxation, expression, gesture).
- poetry and comprehension of texts (pronunciation, text work, diction, the "talking" tanguero)
- melody and rhythms of tango
- phrasing and interpretation

WORKSHOP ORGANISATION :

The workshop is divided into 4 parts:

- the body and voice: vocal technique (breathing, voice emission technique ...),

- body work (posture, relaxation, expression, gesture).

- poetry and comprehension of texts (pronunciation, work of the text, diction, the "talking" tanguero)

- melody and rhythms of tango- phrasing and interpretation

 

All classes take place at the Collectif du 9

From Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th of July