Hector Varela – “Lilian” – (1940s)

Welcome to Tango Week! For whatever reason, I think tango music sounds awesome. It’s so evocative and dramatic. So this week we’ll be feature five different tango songs (actually one of them is an album). First up is a song from the 1940s – I haven’t been able to source an exact year, as doing so from foreign artists (especially older ones) can prove quite difficult. Hector Varela was a tango musician and bandleader from Argentina, getting his start in the early 1930s. He proved rather popular in Argentina in the 50s and 60s. This is a random song I came across from him and you’ll probably be able to notice, by week’s end, how tango has evolved through the years.