With LATIN GRAMMY WINNER Maestro Raul Jaurena
Discover the African Roots of Tango in Music, Song & Dance.
TANGO and CANDOMBE have been designated by UNESCO as Argentina and Uruguay‘s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
“invigorating… fabulous… enjoyable” -Backstage
Music Composed, Arranged & Directed by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena
Created, Produced, Designed & Directed by Angel Gil Orrios
A musical for the entire family in the universal languages of LIVE Music and Dance!
Yaisuri Salamanca & John Hernan Raigosa
Milteri Tucker & Norman Hinestroza
Azul Ibañez & Ruben Porto
Marga Mitchell & Anthony Almonte
Bandoneon Master Raul Jaurena
Violin Sergio Reyes
Doublebass Pablo Lanouguere
Marimba-Vibraphone Felipe Fournier
Guitar Ruben Isola
Arturo Prendez, Alejandro “Chato” Fernandez,
Ariel “Chino” Benatar, Fabricio Teodoro
CANDOMBE, also known as Tango Negro, is an African-derived rhythm that has been an important part of Uruguayan culture for over 200 years. It is what survives of the ancestral heritage of Bantu culture, brought to Uruguay by enslaved Africans. During colonial times, they called their drums tangó, and used this term to refer to the place where they gathered to perform their Candombe dances; by extension, the dances themselves were also called tangós. Candombe music uses three drums called “repique”, “chico” and “piano”. Tango developed simultaneously in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although typically regarded as the creation of Italian and Spanish immigrants, the tango’s music and the dance movements associated with it were deeply influenced by African dance and music.
April 15-May 29, 2016