Wednesday, 11th December 2013
Blue Beat, 16-18 Cross St., Double Bay
Tango Paradiso, considered one of Australia's best and most established tango orchestras, brings the electric energy and smouldering passion of tango alive. Born in the bordellos of Buenos Aires at the turn of last century, the dance of tango is considered by some to be 'vertical sex'.
The music that inspires the dance plays the field between the harmonic complexities of jazz, the technical brilliance of classical music to finish finally in the silky sensuality of Piazzolla's great tango tunes.
With the acclaimed South American pianist Daniel Rojas (winner of this month's Limelight magazine CD of the month)( http://www.danielrojas.com.au/); astounding Slav violinists Moshlo (http://www.moshloviolin.com/) and Romano Crivici http://www.crivici.com/); ex principal flute with the Australian Opera, Carla Thackrah (http://www.carlathackrah.com/) and bassist Bella Brown, the band is a mix of the best and wildest musical temperaments on offer!
This night they're joined by two special guests - the wonderful voice of Nadia Piave (http://nadiapiave.com/), a singer well know to ABC radio listeners with a repertoire ranging from renaissance song through to cabaret and world music and and virtuosic Slovenian accordion player Marko Deferri.
The band has performed and recorded in Buenos Aires, the home of tango, as well as having played to acclaim at many world music and tango festivals around Australia and is a regular at the Woodford Folk Festival.
Try out your tango moves or just watch the experts on the floor. Either way you're in for a night of sensual pleasure.
Tango Paradiso play 'Chique' at Bellingen Global Festival
Tango Paradiso play 'Guardia Nueva' at Woodford Folk Festival