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The characteristic orchestra

They toured the country carrying joy and dancing.

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La Orquesta característica

Accordionist Feliciano Brunelli was the creator of the “Characteristic Orchestra”, composed of  accordions , saxos, trombones, clarinets,  guitar , flute, double bass,  piano , drums and singers.

Together with Francisco Canaro, they participated in the traditional carnival dances, held at  Luna Park . He completed the category that performed in the club dances, providing dance music in different rhythms, except  tango , exclusive to the typical orchestra. Pasodobles, marches, waltzes, foxtrots, tarantelas, rancheras and tropical music, integrated a variety of rhythms, danced by many fans, who did not cheer up with  tango .

The offer of dance sites was very wide throughout the year. They were held on  Saturdays  on the slopes of the  Vélez Sarsfield  clubs,  San Lorenzo ,  Students of Buenos Aires, Sol de América, Defenders of Santos Places, etc. from 22 hours to 3 in the morning.

These orchestras toured the country carrying joy and dancing, performing Italian, Spanish and Creole songs. They started or closed any dance in the Sociedad de Fomento, Club or Social Hall. They could be found in the notices published on the central page of the newspaper  “El Mundo ”, sharing the poster with the best typical orchestras  . During the 1940s and 1950s, they performed in the afternoons at  confectioneries  in the city of Buenos Aires and on the most popular radio stations.

Around the  accordion , its conductive instrument, were integrated other characteristic orchestras such as the “Continental Characteristic Orchestra”, a detachment of that of Feliciano Brunelli, the Orchestra by Juan Carlos Barbará, and the Orchestra Characteristic by Carlos de Palma, who animated all kinds  of dance meetings  in that Buenos Aires yesterday.

Publication Date: 08/08/2019

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