A special performance by Composer and Lead Bandoneonist of Buenos Aires’ hottest tango band, Astillero. Selling out shows in Europe and festivals worldwide, Astillero brings incredible raw energy and excitement to the passionate traditional Argentine music, carried by the driving force of the unique and beautiful instrument, the Bandoneon. At the forefront of the contemporary tango movement in Buenos Aires, all of the group's members have been steeped in traditional tango and have worked with a number of important artists and groups from the scene, as independant artists as well as sharing the stage together as Astillero since 2005. As lead bandoneonist, Mariano Gonzalez Calo is the face of tango now, youth's power and maestro's sophistication, known for coaxing his unique instrument to new levels, reveling in raw, adrenalin-soaked emotion, adding a daring, modern edginess to the vision of tango. This one off perfo! rmance is a window into the sounds of Buenos Aires today, Mariano is bringing his Bandoneon to Hawaii to share an experience like no other. If you can catch Mariano and Astillero in major cities worldwide on tour or visit their co-operatively owned theatre dedicated to their music in the center of Buenos Aires, or this may be your only chance, but don't miss it.
More musically daring and athletic than any other Tango Orchestra around. These boys can chew the scenery, masticating in wild abandon. Your Mama's tango, this most certainly is not.' Time Out Magazine
“…firmly rooted in the music’s deep traditions, they do take daring, even dark and dangerous new directions in composition and content.” - Montreal Mirror
Visit the website here: http://www.astillerotango.com.ar/
See a video of Mariano here: http://youtu.be/c7IjwUTR4Ps
Dance Lesson from 6-7pm
Show begins at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 at the door