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Power Food for Musicians

Power food for musicians rabbit chili recipe

Like most musicians, Andrew and I have many “jobs” and wear many “hats:” performers, composers, instrumentalists, teachers, promoters, editors, administrators, writers, mangers, designers, not to mention being our own maids and cooks! Here are two homespun powerhouse recipes that got us through a busy year of teaching and performing. Rabbit Chili We bought a whole…

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Folias Music Releases Folias Duo Dreaming to Live 2017

Dreaming to Live Tour Folias Duo

Folias Music releases Folias Duo’s Dreaming to Live album on April 15, 2017. With thirteen tracks of original compositions and arrangements performed by flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, the album points to their passion for tango, classical music, and Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla. Dreaming to Live will be released digitally and on CD. Pre-orders are now available in the Folias…

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First Concert 2017

Folias Duo - Sunday Classical Series

Wow, what a way to start the year! Our first concert of 2017 is sure to stay a highlight. What a beautiful space and acoustics for a gracious listening audience. We feel truly lucky to be in our hometown and to be part of such a well run and enthusiastically supported concert series right down…

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2016 Tour Thanks

Wow, this summer was our best tour yet. So productive and so fun. We have a big tour thanks here! To everyone who supported the Folias tour by their generosity and camaraderie, who agree to help put on great events, or take us into their homes, or miraculously cook for us or spend their time…

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Joshua Tree

Folias in Joshua Tree

After driving 4,000 miles with 9 gigs in 12 days, it is time for a break in Joshua Tree National Park. We rented a small cabin on the edge of the park for four nights through airbnb. We are taking a rest now and plan to practice, cook, exercise, eat food and most importantly stay…

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Folias Live on KUNM

Folias at KUNM

Yesterday we did a radio interview on KUNM with Cristina Baccin on Raíces Collective of KUNM. Raices, meaning roots, plays a variety of Latin themed music. We popped over to the studio after our library gig and had a chance to play three of our new pieces. First we played Milonga Gris, an arrangement of a composition…

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Sabores de Chile

Sabores de Chile

Our two weeks stay in Chile this last May was definitely framed by eating. We had a spectacular time just being tourists in the grocery store. We shopped almost everyday at the local Jumbo in central Santiago and made feasts for our friends when they came home from work. The most typical ingredient? Avocados! I…

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Debut in Chile

Folias in Chile

This May Andrew and I had the opportunity to play for two lovely milongas in central Chile, one in Valparaiso and one in Santiago. Valparaiso is an a amazing city with spectacular views of the coast, a hopping nightlife and great food, including seafood. The bar we played at La Piedra Feliz was really cool…

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Tribute to People’s Cider Co

Last weekend we played for a May Day/Anniversary celebration at People’s Cider Company here in Grand Rapids. We have shopped at Fulton Street Farmers Market for the past couple of years for our weekly Saturday morning groceries, and along with getting our vegetables, cheese, and meat we have filled up our empty jug with the greatest…

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Summer Tour 2016

Here we go! Off for another summer tour. We’ll be out west in June for some milongas, concert series, museum, and library shows. Then in July we’ll be back in the beautiful upper midwest for some of our favorite stops in the great lakes. Full venue and time information here: Summer Tour 2016 Schedule 6/1|Tango Night…

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Folias for Fontana

Folias at Fontana Chamber Arts

This winter we had the pleasure of playing for a Fontana Chamber Arts “Crybaby” concert. Fontana is a series that both Andrew and I not only attend regularly but also respect and admire for its adventurous programming and super high quality performers. The Saturday morning that we played was a typical blistery Michigan day in January. We…

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Bialys in Ojai

Here is another recipe from the Viewpoints tour. We had the pleasure of eating homemade bialys made by our tango dancer friend, teacher and host Stephen Bauer in Ojai, CA last summer. Stephen is also known for his “Tango Chef” workshops which teach people about how to make “kinetic concoctions for tastier tango.” His is a…

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Piazzolla’s Angel Suite

In January we had the privilege to be featured on the Chamber Music at the Scarab Club concert series with the premier of our arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Angel Suite for flute, guitar and string quartet. It was a great opportunity for us to work on our arranging skills and to play with great string players from…

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