who for the price of a hamburg tango trip renounced the december-tangoball in kieler kulturforum with alberto y su cortines, not only missed a musical treat, but also a wonderful dance evening. the music of the up to 100 years old shellac records, which reached our ears from the electrogrammophone via modern sound technology, was warm, present and very differentiated - of course also a little more crisp and intoxicating than the digitalized and at the same time smoother looking reproductions, which are played by the computer today. it was a rare opportunity for lovers and traditionalists of the 'golden era' to listen to many well-known but also rare recordings. alberto played excellently tuned tandas not least because of his technical knowledge of the old grammophone technique and his musical feel for the compositions. the evening was led by cortinés with performative lightness and their selected cortinas from swing to charleston provided an additional great atmosphere. all in all there was a magic in the milonga which was rightly rewarded with spontaneous applause.
rené j goffin