- Performer:Chango Spasiuk
- Title:Charm of Chamame
- Style:Argentinian Folk,South American Traditions
- Date of release:February 24, 2004
- Size FLAC version1572 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1770 megabytes
- Size WMA version1340 megabytes
- Formats:AC3 AHX AAC VOX WAV AUD
Horacio "Chango" Spasiuk (born September 23, 1968 in Apóstoles, Misiones) is an Argentine chamamé musician and accordion player. Of Ukrainian grandparents, El Chango had a strong Polka music influence from his early days; Eastern European musical influences were also already present in the chamamé music of the region. He had his first accordion at age 12, which he played at parties, weddings and other events with his father and uncle.
This, his seventh album, pulls together traditional songs and some of Spasiuk's own compositions from his most recent - and best - three albums. Throughout, he explores the tropical, dance-oriented, usually upbeat chamamé genre much in the manner of Piazzolla testing and pushing the tango. Tapping into chamamé's less obvious melancholy strains on "Preludio a um beija-flor" and "La Ponzoña", Spasiuk still manages to tease out sweet, seductive strains. Somewhere between these two extremes - the metaphysical ponderings and the mooing of cows - Chango Spasiuk is making a powerful musical case for chamamé. Strong support, in particular Sebastián Villalba on guitar and vocals, and Chacho Ruiz Guiñazú on percussion, keep the rhythm a constant delight. The disc is breezy and refreshing, and reveals an utterly new side to the Argentine soul.
Audio CD, Import, February 24, 2004. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). 1. 30. Governor Virasoro.
Chango Spasiuk nació en septiembre de 1968 en Apóstoles, pequeña localidad de Misiones, una provincia con características culturales sumamente particulares ión fronteriza con el sur de Brasil y Paraguay, en ella conviven y se fusionan en un complejo tejido social las comunidades nativas originales (mbya-guaraní), la población criolla y las colectividades extranjeras llegadas al país a principios del siglo XX, entre ellas la ucraniana a la cual Chango está estrechamente relacionado, ya que sus abuelos eran inmigrantes. Chango Spasiuk has released six solo albums in Argentina, among which the many-awarded ‘Polcas de mi Tierra’ (1999). Spring tours in Europe and in the USA will accompany the album release (including a date at famed Carnegie Hall). Definitely a name to watch!
1. 5. Chamamé en mi bemol.
CreditsAmilcar Gilabert - Engineer, Mastering
Victor Heredia - Composer
Hermeto Pascoal - Composer
Mercedes Sosa - Voices
Chango Spasiuk - Arranger, Composer, Director, Primary Artist, Producer
Eduardo Torres - Photography
Traditional - Composer
|1||Governor Virasoro||Chango Spasiuk||2:42|
|2||Song for Ñande Reta (Song for My Land)||Chango Spasiuk||3:15|
|3||Prelude for a Hummingbird||Chango Spasiuk||4:16|
|4||Poison Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||3:19|
|5||Chamamé en Mi Bemol (The Cloud of Dust) Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||3:06|
|6||Saint George Hermeto Pascoal||Chango Spasiuk||3:17|
|7||Improvisation for the Hoshiuv Virgin Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||5:00|
|8||The Happinees That Makes Cry Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||4:43|
|9||Besela Doroha (Happy Way) Chango Spasiuk / Traditional||Chango Spasiuk||2:23|
|10||Starosta (God Father) Chango Spasiuk / Traditional||Chango Spasiuk||2:08|
|11||Ivanco (Little John) Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||1:54|
|12||Posadas Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||4:04|
|13||Pynandy (Whitout Shoes) Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||2:46|
|14||Scenes of the Life on the Edge Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||5:36|
|15||Good Bye Beatriz||Chango Spasiuk||3:07|
|16||Dark Cat||Chango Spasiuk||3:25|
|17||Joesfina Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||4:15|
|18||Misiones Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||5:09|
|19||Sólo Para Mí Victor Heredia / Chango Spasiuk||Chango Spasiuk||3:55|