THIS Sunday 14 July!
LIVE MUSIC with TANINO DÚO!
LIVELY Milonga Class with DANTE CULCUY & MARA OVIEDO!
Not long now until Tango on the Thames hosts the internationally famous Tango guitar and Harmonica couple, Tanino dúo as well as the ever-popular Dante Culcuy sharing his knowledge of some milonga moves from the classic Argentinian milongeros, able assisted by the talented Mara Oviedo.
This will be a great combination for a memorable milonga!
£15 Class + Milonga: “Milonga sequences from old milongueros”
£12 Milonga only
(…collected at the door).
The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
How to get there?
Whack the address into Google Maps, or…
Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side
…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302
There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.
Tanino dúo is an ensemble from Buenos Aires formed by the unique blend of two instruments with strong argentine roots: the Spanish guitar and the chromatic harmonica. The duo proposes arrangements where musical interplay and spontaneous interpretation are essential to the musical expression.
This musical group performs mostly argentine popular music, emphasizing its interest in argentine Tango. The repertoire is comprised by Tangos, Valses and Milongas from different musical periods, along with Zambas, Chacareras and original compositions.
For three years, Tanino dúo has been performing in theatres, milongas and musical festivals of Buenos Aires. It has also toured extensively throughout the country (Cordoba, San Luis, Prov. de Buenos Aires) and to international venues in Latina America (Peru) and Europe ((Italy, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Slovenia).
Tanino dúo’s debut album, “Tango + Folklore”, was released in October 2011 under the record label Los Años Luz. The album was presented live in November in two of the most prominent scenarios of Buenos Aires musical scene.
In December 2011, Tanino duo was awarded first price as “Best Instrumental Ensemble (from duet to quartets)” in the “XIX Hugo del Carril Competition”organized by the Musical Department of the Cultural Secretary of The City Of Buenos Aires.
In February 2012, Tanino dúo was awarded “Best instrumental Tango Duet” in the 39° National Celebration “Valle del Sol” in the city of Merlo (province of San Luis-Arg.). There, this group shared stage with important figures of the musical scene of Argentina such as Pedro Aznar and Jairo.
In October/November 2012 Tanino duo made its first European tour, The result of this tour, declared of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, was a success: 30 performances in 50 days and more than 20 milongas.
In April 2013 this ensemble toured to Peru and in August to Europe for the second time invited by the prestigious International Tango Festival of the City of Tarbes (France). This group also participated in the prestigious Gallarate Jazz Festival (Italy) sharing stage with guitarist Paolo Angeli, as concert in Teatro Petruzzelli de Bari (Italy) and more.
In this tour, Tanino Duo also did educational approach in the field of music. A one day workshop was made in North Berwick High School (Scotland) working with teachers of the institution.
An Argentinean native, Dante started Argentine Tango in Jujuy, a province in the north of Argentina, where he also studied ballet with his teacher Fulvia Chagra de Gruber and Andrei Kozlov (ex principle dancer of the Kiev Opera), he moved to Buenos Aires to specialized more in Tango dancing. In 2008 he moved to England. He has also been invited to teach and perform in various countries around the world in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Dante is the organiser of two very successful Tango Academies in the UK: The Northern Tango Academy and Oxford Tango Academy, bringing professional couples from Argentina all the year around, making it the school with more resident teachers in Europe. Dante has been teaching tango for over ten years and has become recognised for his unique and in-depth teaching methods. In 2015 he was finalist of the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, he has also been the UK Cultural Ambassador at the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico in 2016. He was also part of Tango Shows with Daniel Melingo, Carismatico and Aurora Orchestra among others.
Mara Oviedo is a Tango Dancer and Teacher Finalists on the Campeonato Mundial de Tango 2014 – 2017 and 2018 4th place on the Campeonato de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires 2015 She was teaching and performing in different countries such as Korea, Japan, China, Italy, Portugal, England