Friday, July 02, 2010

Canada Day Tango

Por Una Cabeza
My Canada Day started with this young woman and her friends playing Por Una Cabeza, the piece made famous to the general public by Scent of a Woman, near the Highlander Pub at the entrance of William Street. It was still early, and the crowds hadn't yet exploded out of Parliament Hill to fill every nook and cranny in the downtown core. Pub managers tied red and white balloons to terrace railings; kitchen staff smoked a quiet cigarette before the madness started in earnest. Pigeons fluttered overhead and coffee smells drifted on the wind as an elderly man took his wife's hand to lead her in a dance. It was a moment of eerie poetry, and it sort of spoiled the whole flag-waving experience for me... :-)

This is the famous scene from Scent of a Woman, with the music performed by The Tango Project.