The singer Beatriz Adriana Lichinchi (Argentina, 1952), alias 'Adriana Varela', is one of the most important current female voices singing tango in her country. This CD is the seventh of his recordings. Adriana shared production and collaboration with the Uruguayan singer Jaime Roos, forming a duo on the topic 'Pa'l abrojal'. Varela joined Uruguayan and Argentina popular music, resorting to 'murgueras' songs and styles like 'candombe' or 'chamara', besides the usual tangos and milongas of her repertoire.
Ruben Rada (born 1943; moniker "El Negro Rada") is an Afro-Uruguayan percussionist, composer and singer. He is closely associated with Candombe, an Afro–Uruguayan rhythmic style music, which is based on the sound of three types of drums: ґchicoґ, ‘repique’ and ‘piano’. Rada has recorded more than 30 albums, which today are considered Uruguayan classics. On November 9, 2011 Ruben Rada was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Latin Grammy Award.
With Astor Piazzolla's recent death, Dino Saluzzi inherits the mantle of tango supremacy. This '91 release has him playing with his brothers Celso (who also plays the bandoneon), Jose (a drummer and percussionist), and Felix (a saxophonist), plus vocalists, guitarists, and another percussionist. The music mixes tango with elements of Bolivian and Uruguayan music. There are some beautiful sections, and some uneven ones as well.