WOMEX 13 Official Showcase Selection
As the English poet TS Eliot wrote: "Time present and time past are both perhaps present in time future, and time future contained in time past". It could be said that the tango of Rascasuelos is of time present, neither nostalgic for the past nor obsessed with modernity or self-consciously futuristic. It's tango of today, the place where all memories and dreams converge, where the voice of Carlos Gardel escapes from a balcony window as a car drives by with a rock song blasting from the radio. It's the soundtrack to a drive along the Buenos Aires waterfront or a solitary walk down an alley in the La Boca barrio, played by musicians from varying musical backgrounds on cello, viola, violin, double bass, piano, bandoneon with the voice of 'Limon' Garcia. Timeless tango for today.