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Jul 10, 2022 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

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Described as tango for the new millennium and the ‘under 30 crowd,’ Buenos Aires-based Tanghetto was one of the first Argentine groups to fuse classic tango with the sounds of dance music (house/trance/techno), complemented by a multimedia light and image show. In addition to turntables, synthesizers and samplers, the band’s instrumentation includes bandoneon, violoncello, acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, and electronic and acoustic drums.

Tanghetto was founded in 2002 by Max Masri and Diego S. Velázquez. This was the time of the Argentinazo, a period of civil unrest and rioting in Buenos Aires during Argentina’s financial crisis of 2001 and 2002.  It precipitated a burst of young Argentine orquesta tipicas like Fernández Fierro. It was kids playing tango classics with rock and roll energy. Tanghetto has this element too. But instead, the musicians play rock and roll with tango energy.

Masri explains, “Our group is a fundamental part of Argentine electrotango and world electronic tango. It is also part of tango. It is an artistically non-binary project, and has been inclusive from the beginning.”

In its 20-year career, Tanghetto has performed at the world’s most important tango festivals, as well as at prestigious venues like Lincoln Center in NYC, La Ballena Azul in Buenos Aires’ CCK (Centro Cultural Kirchner) and the O2 Arena in London, UK. With eight albums released, the ensemble has won two Gardel de la Música Awards and obtained three Latin Grammy nominations.


Jul 10, 2022
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
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