Understanding The Music
WHAT AWAITS: Welcome to the world of Buenos Aires, where everything’s a hustle and everyone’s for sale.
LET ME SEE YOUR SMILE: Raquel must say goodbye to her son, to spare him from the life she has to live.
MILONGA: Cesar meets Raquel for the first time as he’s buffeted around by the dancers all trying to entice him into the Bordello.
STOLEN AWAY: Softened by Cesar’s kindness, Raquel shares a brief vulnerable moment with him and tells her story.
CESAR’S TANGO: Cesar is moved by Raquel’s story and wants to write about it but he wants to know more and calls upon his imaginary muse, Clara, to help him understand.
GELT: Grigor and Ivan are two mis-matched pimps who are bound together by their work. But Grigor thinks Ivan doesn’t have to look like the thug he is and suggests he get a better tailor.
THE LAST TIME: Raquel determines that she will not be a victim any longer and will do what it takes to stand up for herself.
THE DAY SHE RAN AWAY: Sophie, in her solo moment, explains why yellow is unlucky for her as it was the color she wore the day she was hunted down and sold into prostitution.
Singers: Tess Primack, Mezzo Soprano; Dana Aber, Mezzo Soprano; Patty Neiman, Alto; Dale Sampson, Tenor; Brad Bradley, Baritone; Jason Pintar, Baritone; Hannah Gaffney
Musicians: Adam Fisher, violoncello; Sam Sadigursky, clarinet in Bb and clarinet in C; Raúl Jaurena, bandoneon; Federico Diaz, electric guitar and nylon guitar; Pablo Lanouguere, electric bass and double bass; Juan Ignacio Rivas Bixio, drums; Emiliano Messiez, piano and keyboards
Recorded at “Bacque Recording Studios” in New Jersey and “Studio G” in Brooklyn, NY.
Luis Bacqué, recording mixing and mastering engineer; Pablo López Ruiz, additional engineering; Thom Beemer & Ronnie Di Simone, assistant engineers.
Lyrics by Barbara Bellman.
Music composed and orchestrated by Emiliano Messiez.
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