After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

My Heartbreak Tango

My prize is ready, and you can listen to it here. The spoken intro is an edited and condensed version of my text, The Key.

Background reading on Maria Finn's contest along with my original story is on a previous post here.

Sallycat's idea was to celebrate by Ruben and I dancing to it at Los Consagrados, and I had thought even of making a video. But, alas, it turns out to be tango nuevo, so we won't be dancing to it. It's a gorgeous song, though, and I certainly will listen to it on my iPod.

But the truth is, I am disappointed. I had hoped that my words would become a song lyric in the classic tango manner. Ruben reminded me that how could I expect otherwise when the song is from the States? Not too many traditional-styled tangos are being written up there.


The Accidental Tangoiste said...

It is lovely, even if not a classic dance tango. (Maybe you should arrange to commission one for yourself, sometime!) Congratulations to you--and enjoy!

Angelina Tanguera said...

Your story is very moving Cherie (there are echoes of my own in there which makes it all the more moving). Congratulations - and I second The Accidental Tangoists - maybe there is a musician who reads tango blogs and would like to write your tango!

tangocherie said...

Thank you both, ATs.

It's not that I want to commission a tango or anything, just that I thought it was so cool to have my words become one as a prize. It's not a life-long dream--just something extra special.

And who knows? Maybe when the screenplay of my memoir hits Hollywood, there'll be lots of original tangos in it!