Here’s our duo performance of Quejas de Bandoneon that was part of a collaboration concert we did with the Grand River Winds at the St. Cecilia Music Center. Thanks to Jennifer for the video.
We had a great time playing with bandoneonist Bob Barnes this weekend for a Madison Tango Society Milonga.
Thanks to Jen and Tony for making it such a weekend and great event!
Here is a nice example of live tango music and dance that go together. Performed on a concert featuring Oscar Acebrás.
Folias Flute and Guitar Duo. Carmen Maret, Guillermo Moreno, Pat Moreno at The Kalamazoo’s Wellspring Theater at the Epic Center. Patrocinado por Jorge Broggio & Tango Argentino Club in Michigan. — August 2012.
During our week in Oregon we performed three times first for Eugene’s Bailonga, a Tuesday night alternative milonga, second at the Drift Inn, a cool restaurant and bar in the coastal town Yachats, and finally for Alex Kreb’s Milonga Berretín, a bi-monthly Saturday night dance at his downtown Portland studio.
Our off time was spent hiking in old growth forests, cooking with market produce, practicing at our campground on the ocean, and tasting/buying some beautiful wines. If you don’t live in the northwest you may not know Oregon as the land of pinot noir, some of the best outside of Burgundy!
We experienced the two worlds of tango music and dance with our gigs in Buenos Aires. The Milonga La Pipetuá that we played for is a new milonga in the Almagro neighborhood where we are staying. There was a modest 50 people on this Wednesday night milonga and we played at midnight, which is early for Buenos Aires. We were lucky to have friends from Ann Arbor, New Mexico, Grand Rapids and from the tango house La Maleva who came to listen and dance, a nice fan base of 15 people to get the night going.
The other performance was at an all tango music venue called Sanata Bar, also in our neighborhood. A nine piece tango orchestra opened for us (which was a trick to follow) but we were able to hang musically even in the totally packed house of around 80-100 people. My friend Pablo Motto who I know from playing tango together in Kansas City hosted a tango jam after our set. We had a great time watching and jamming with some amazing musicians. The only thing that totally sucked was not having good enough Spanish skills to say much to the other musicians!
Thanks to Antonela and Karen for the pictures here.