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Musicians playing the Tango, artists and groups dancing Show Tango, DJ's playing Tango and agents who manage artists and offer services.


Musicians and Orchestras

676 Nuevo Tango, Daniel Zisman
Tango Nuevo, Bossa Nova and Third Stream Music (with its fusion of classical music as well as jazz) are border-crossing phenomena that mix local and national traits with universal meaning. 676 Nuevo Tango cultivates these phenomena in concerts, musical theatre and lectures.

Adriana Varela
ADRIANA VARELA is a major Tango female singer in Argentina. Her professional debut took place in 1991, with the Argentinean press and musicians considering her "the tango's voice revelation" of the last decade.

Adrian Veredice y Alejandra Hobert
Dancers residing in Buenos Aires taking part in shows.

Agnolim Milonga
Biggest Tango Orchestra of Ankara, Turkey.

Alberto Morales
Cantor de Tango. Buenos Aires.

Alexander (Sasha) Mitenev
Plays the bandoneon. Russia & the Netherlands.

alTango Orchestra plays Argentine and World Tango
alTANGO! - la música del grupo es como su nombre, "!para bailar el TANGO!" Los clásicos tangos argentinos de "la época de oro del tango" 1910-50, para bailar y escuchar, son la base del repertorio del grupo. alTANGO! - A menudo da conciertos en las noches del tango, osea milongas, promociona desde el principio de su existencia la unión de la música en vivo con el baile. Los músicos son estudiantes y licenciados de la Academia de Música de Federico Chopin de Varsovia.

Andorinha Tango
Das Sexteto Andorinha spielt Tango argentino zum Ball und zum Konzert. Das Repertoire umfasst mehr als 70 Tangos, Valses und Milongas. Die meisten dieser Themen wurden zwischen 1900 und 1950 komponiert.

Andrée Lapeyre, Avignon, France
Her first step towards the training of music led her to the conservatoire where she familiarized with the music rudiments while following violin, and later piano courses. Passionned by classic dances she turned to tango which she dances in the French milongas but also frequently in Argentina where she enjoys to be impregnated with this culture as well as with the life and beauties of this country so dear to her "corazón". In the porteño world she was adopted like porteña and nicknamed "La Morocha".

Anibal Pichuco Triolo
"El Bandoneón mayor de Buenos Aires" (The Greatest BA 'Bandoneon') 11/07/1914 - 18/05/1975. He plays, because he never left us, the tango most loved by his contemporaries and even respected by the new generations. His body of work includes original compositions and interpretations of hits from Buenos Aires city music. "Gordo Pichuco" represents a piece of history of tango and of this city's night life.

Antonio Cervila
Best known in Argentina as a performer and choreographer, also played in Saura's Tango film.

Argentijnse tango muziek
The Foundation of Argentine Music in the Netherlands is about Argentine music: rhythms, instruments and Argentine musicians performing in Holland. Most of the information is not available in English. You can read about Javier Rodríguez and about Misa Criolla in English. Of course you can listen music in Real Audio on this site. You can visit the Opus Cuatro website for information in English about this vocal group and the Eduardo Tami website about this musician.

Artango
Comprises the duo Frabrice Ravel-Chapuis and Jaques Trupin.

Avantango
A collective of musicians who are not afraid to bend the rules of both jazz and tango. While some may want to call it tango-jazz, the music is much more than that.

Bajofondo Tangoclub
Argentina and Uruguay (the countries united -and separated- by the Río de la Plata), Bajofondo Tango Club ranks amongst the most representative rioplatense recordings. Producers, musicians, and singers, artists from both fields united in a unique blend of tradition, experimentation and surprise. This is a trip to the bajofondo-underworld, a chance to chill in the cadencias and manic breathing of the bandoneón, a glimpse of life in el Sur: An intoxicating, south-of-the-south land of sentimiento, pleasure and pain. Bajofondo Tango Club is drama you can dance to.

BelTango Quinteto - Belgrade Tango Orchestra
First authentic Tango orchestra from the Balkans. Daniel Piazzolla noted on May 14, 2002 in Buenos Aires: "I am proud that the band  such as Beltango exists in the world, and plays the  music of my father the way it should be played. I was  sincerely surprised when I saw and heard Astor Piazzolla's music performed with the same sensation on the place so different from ours. Obviously, my father's music is completely universal, and Beltango proves it by their marvelous interpretations".

Berretín Tango - Sitio Oficial
Show, history, discography, photos, agenda. "El Berretín" es un metejón, es pasión, es devoción, es energía, es la férrea convicción de que es posible hacer realidad los sueños; es trabajo y es paciencia, es lucha y es calma, es ilusión y es vitalidad; es la comunión entre guitarras, contrabajo, voz y bandoneón que, a la cuenta de cuatro, se transforma en Tango.

Quinteto Zarate
Quinteto Zarate play Argentinian Tango in the style of the famous Quinteto Réal founded by Horacio Salgán, traditional tangos and tangos by Astor Piazzolla.

Ruben Rada, Uruguay (Candombe)
Contains mp3 samples, fotos, videos and discography.

Sabor a Tango, Berlin, Germany
Their repertoire consists of the highlights of 100 years of tango history.
Tango musicians from Berlin got together to present the original sound of the tango orchestras of the 40’s from Buenos Aires on today’s concert stages.

Salam Shalom
First Argentine Arabs and Jews Tango orchestra. Initiative of Segismundo Holzman continuing his former initiative to create "INSPIRACIÓN" a Tango Group conformed only by Argentine musicians of Jewish origin.

Sandra Luna
She has been singing since she was six and performed in the tango bar El Boliche de Rotundo at the age of 11. Shortly after, she was singing alongside local legend Héctor Varela and his orchestra at Mi Club.

Silvana Gregori
Singer from Argentina, contains mp3 clips. Desde abril de 1997 Silvana Gregori ha presentado su Show de Tango-Humor en la Sala Alfonsina del Café Tortoni, con musicos en vivo y la pareja de baile Mónica Paz y Osvaldo Spinelli. Este show también ha sido presentado en eventos institucionales y animaciones de fiestas.

Tamango, Buenos Aires
This group from Buenos Aires was formed by experienced professional musicians in 2004. They perform classic Tangos merging strength and emotion, and reach the new generation through their 2X4 rhythm. (watch their cool videos on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17VGHI1s1uo)

Tangele, Yiddish Tango

Tango No. 9 Orchestra, San Francisco
Violinist Catharine Clune, a veteran of Club Foot Orchestra and Orchestra Nostalgico researched the life of Astor Piazzolla. From their work with early Piazzolla, they became obsessed by early tango.

Tango Fuego, Fabian Carbone, Köln, Germany
Das Musikensemble versetzt das Publikum in den gefliesten Hinterhof, die Straße oder das Bordell im Buenos Aires der 30er Jahre. Die Gruppe kreiert ein Programm aus traditionellen tanzbaren Tangos, die gleichzeitig mitreißende modernste Kammermusik sind. So entfaltet sich der Tango in Schlichtheit und Einfachheit, für jeden verständlich und erlebbar.

Tangoarti
The orchestra of Tango + has been established in 2005 in Ankara, Turkey with the aim to introduce a new and a fresh face to Argentinean Tango music. Tango + is composed of a quartet (bandoneon, piano, violin, contrabass) and 2 vocals (female & male).

TangoJazz Argentina
Talented artists , musicians, singers, dancers let us enjoy three different kind of spectacles under direction of Andrea Boucai, including traditional and contemporary tangos, tangojazz, tango fusion, folklore, new electronic tango and multimedia art. Consult website for tour information.

TangoLorca
Merge old world tango aesthetics with a sinuous texture of jazz, flamenco and classical music and you have the sound of Tango Lorca. Formed in 1999, this quintet has created original compositions and arrangements equally suited for the dance hall or the concert stage. While evoking an undoubtedly Argentine sentiment with classics from the "Golden Age", they also create new works.

Tango Media Luna
DJ's, shows, classes in South Sweden. Tango Media Luna is a private firm offering associations, companies and private persons a selected range of activities within the frame of argentinean tango.

Trio Garufa
Pictures, MP3's. San Francisco.

Victor Chaco
Plays Tango and Argentinian Folklore.

Virginia Kelly
Virginia Kelly is a dancer from Argentina, specialized in Tango. She has studied with Tango dancers in Buenos Aires. Among them was Dinzels for whom she eventually taught. She has studied many other dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, tango, ballroom, latin, swing, Argentine folklore, flamenco and belly dancing. Virginia studied theatre for five years and voice for eight years, partly with Manuel Gonzales Gil, Argentina's greatest producer of Musicals.

Viveza
For 17 years, Canadian salon music group Viveza has been arranging and performing the delightful repertoire of miniatures by composers from Brahms to Piazzolla, with a dash of Spanish music and Tango. The name Viveza is Spanish for "lively, vivacious", and the musicians, who play symphony and opera and teach in academy and conservatory, come together in Viveza for the joy of making their own music.

WCATE
The World Council for Argentine Tango Events develops and organizes Latin cultural events.

Zoila
Tangos in Yiddish. Comenzó tempranamente sus estudios de canto con el maestro Gualterio Pardo, perfeccionándose más tarde con la soprano Raquel de Sirkin.
Realizó estudios de repertorio vocal e interpretación con el maestro Alfredo Rossi. Centraliza su actividad en la música de cámara como intérprete y docente, haciendo esporádicamente incursiones en la lírica. Actualmente se dedica al repertorio melódico popular siendo muy reconocida en la comunidad judía, caracterizándose especialmente por su repertorio en idish.

Zvi Migdal
Zvi Migdal, led by vocalist Pablo "The Pulpo" Pereyra, prides itself for its bold performances and new arrangements of classic tangos. Based in New York, this guitar-driven quartet has a new take on Argentine Tango, infusing the traditional sound of tango with jazz harmony and classical precision.

 

Dancers and Performers

Also see the Teaching Section on Argentina. A number of instructors do shows.

 

Alicia Orlando y Claudio Barneix
Con formación en ballet, danza contemporánea, jazz y danzas populares latinoamericanas, y luego de haber integrado importantes compañías de danza contemporánea, trabajado en muchas obras de teatro musical y ser los solistas del Ballet Ciclos, en 1986, se encuentran con el tango. Tras un breve pero intensivo estudio con el maestro Carlos Rivarola comienzan su propio camino en esta danza, desarrollando una estética particular, no sólo como intérpretes, sino que Alicia Orlando desde sus coreografías y Claudio Barneix con su propuesta visual, en cuanto a iluminación y ambientación de cada uno de los espectáculos que realizan desde entonces hasta la actualidad, han logrado trabajar en profundidad un lenguaje muy propio lleno de esencia tanguera y poesía urbana.

BA-Tango
Blaz and Andreja perform Tango Argentino in Slovenia and also internationally in Europe, USA and China. See also www.myspace.com/batango

Corina de la Rosa y Julio Balmaceda
Bailarines, Maestros y Coreógrafos de Tango Argentino. As specialists in ‘tango vals’ and ‘tango salón’, they have come out on innumerable stages around the world. At present, they are the solo couple of Color Tango Orchestra.

Daniela Gonzàles y Augustìn Camino
Dancers based in Buenos Aires. Site includes performance videos and pictures.

Demián y Carolina
Dancers, Teachers and Choreographers.

Diana Del Valle y Juan Camerlingo
In Diana and Juan’s dance, you will see the magic of Tango, with all its energy, power, strength, and sensuality. The intimate and silent dialog of two people dancing is transmitted and projected with a personal and unique style. Tradition, expertise and youth are brought together in an unforgettable dancing experience. They live and give lessons in Stuttgart, Germany.

Fernando Lores & Gery Gluzman
Dancers and Teachers of Tango Milonguero.

Gustavo Benzecry Sabá & María Olivera
Classes, Practicas and Shows.

Hector Falcon
Dancer choreographer and teacher of Tango and Milonga who has performed his art all round the world.

Javier Antar & Maria Trubba
Javier & Maria are professional tango dancers from Buenos Aires. They perform and teach the "Tango Nuevo" style. They have been working together since 1998 and travel around the world to places far away such as Finland. Their musicality and elegance make their dance beautiful, their technical knowledge and dynamic makes it fluent and precise, and as they always improvise each dance becomes unique. Their passion for teaching makes them accessible and patients with the students, helping them to developed and improve their dance immediately.

Milena Plebs
Choreographer, Dancer and Director. She founded "Compañía Tango X 2" with Miguel Angel Zotto, worked creating the choreography for the Tango Operette "María de Buenos Aires" and took part in films like "Tango, Baile Nuestro" and "Assasination Tango".

Pancho & Gaby
Puro Tango Argentino. Also offers downloadable videos.

Regina and Martin
Dancers from Uruguay. Includes video footage.

Sandra Gatti & Eduardo Arce Saborido
Dancers, Teachers and Choreographers of Argentine Tango.

TangoAlma Dance Ensemble
Todd Martin and Marizabel Arango formed TangoAlma in 1999, and have become one of the most popular tango performing and teaching couples in California.  Their performances have taken them across the continental United States, Hawaii and Mexico, sharing the stage with some of the world’s greatest tango dancers. 

Tango Argentino Tandil
Ballet Municipal.

TangoRetro Show
A young company created and directed by Eva Lucero & Patricio Touceda. The show is a homage to the Stars of the Golden Age of tango with the unique style of its creators. The show is full of energy, passion and glamour of the dance, and a wide musical variety that includes some of Piazzolla's best hits.

VerticalTango
Sam and Sandra dance Tango on a Vertical Pole.

DJ's

ChristoTango, Amsterdam, Netherlands

DJ Bärbel Rücker, Tanzbar, Copenhagen, Denmark
Traditional Tango DJ for practicas, milongas, festivals and marathons. Has already performed in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Italy, France and Switzerland.

DJ Tango, Madrid

Tango DJ, Germany
Legt Tango Argentino auf, nur den Echten und Alten, den mit der Tanzgarantie. Zeigt auch den typischen Tango Argentino in einer Tanzvorführung oder in einer Tangoshow.

Tangomuse
New Haven based DJ. Originally from Belgium, she moved to New York in 1991 and from there to New Haven, Connecticut, in 2000. Next to her day job, she dances Argentine tango and DJ's for tango dancers.

 

Agents and Organizers

Cult y Tango, Germany
Veranstalten Tangoevents: Tangobälle, Tangokonzerte, Milongas, Tangoshows;
engagieren und vermitteln Tango-künstler aller Sparten, wie Musiker, Tänzer, Maler, Literaten etc. und produzieren Tangomusik, Shows und Tournéen; darüberhinaus gestalten wir auch interessante Events mit anderen Schwerpunkten, z.B. "Südamerikanische Nächte".

Susan Lake
Producer, Instructor, Tango Ball, San Diego.

Tanguero Productions
Agent represents Ritmo Tango and offers a wide range of services.

Tango Renaissance, Event Organizers
"Provide a chance for afficionados to gather for the purpose of the international promotion of this beautiful passion we all share: TANGO..."

Unitango
UNITANGO is a link between artists and businessmen to provide shows and services related to tango. It is also the ideal place for those who want to learn to dance or to freshen up their dancing skills. We are an international company, focused on Argentine Tango. UNITANGO offers different services to tango lovers or to the ones who are eager to get to know it.