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ABQTango Fest 2018

ABQ Tango Fest 2018

We just returned from the first ever all live music tango festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was organized by our friends Erskine Maytorena (bandoneón) and Olga Tikhovidova (violin). They invited seven different U.S. groups to play as well as other guests from around the world to fill out a Grand Orchestra. Andrew and I…

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Milongas on the Dreaming to Live Tour

Milongas Dreaming to Live

When we tour we play two different kind of gigs–we play for concerts and we play for tango dances called milongas. The milongas on the Dreaming to Live Tour represented 9 out or 27 performances in 7 states. The great thing about playing a dance is people listening to your music and putting it into motion…

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New Piazzolla Arrangements

Carmen and I have been playing arrangements of Astor Piazzolla ever since we met in September of 2002. We have played many different pieces by Piazzolla but recently we decided that it was time for some new Piazzolla arrangements. Escualo The first piece that I decided to arrange, Escualo, was originally written as a violin…

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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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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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Folias at Wayne State University

Last month we had the privilege to give a concert and a lecture on how we have made successful careers as DIY musicians at the Wayne State University Music Department. Over the years we have done many things as a duo, from playing tango music for milongas, to playing concerts. Also making CD’s, and booking international and national tours.…

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Planet Tango Portland

We had a great time playing a Planet Tango Portland event during a milonga at Alex Kreb’s studio Tango Berretín. It was part of  a 24 hour  broadcast of live tango in cities around the world: Melbourne, Tokyo, Taipei, Moscow, Istanbul, Prague, Montevideo, Minneapolis, and Buffalo. Alex wasn’t there, but we did get to dance in Portland to his…

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New Mexico Tango 2015

For the first full week of the Viewpoints Tour – West we spent five nights in New Mexico playing four gigs. We had the opportunity to play for milongas in Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. The New Mexico tango community was supportive of live tango music all around. It was so great to play…

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