Mariano Gonzales-Calo returns to the stage in Hawaii for one night only by audience demand after last year's fantastic concert at the Honokaa People's Theatre. Mariano is 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 performance 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 chance here in Hawaii, but don't miss it.
ASTILLERO INTERNATIONAL REVIEWS:
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
Of raw sound and with a concrete artistic direction, Artillero marks at present the trend of our music and it grows in a new vision inside the genre, heading the movement Tango de Ruptura (Tango of Break). Both the quality of its compositions and the deep personality of the interpreters and the elegant visual aesthetics make this orchestra a model in the avant-garde tango. -TangoCity
Visit the website here: http://www.astillerotango.com.ar/
See a video of Mariano here: http://youtu.be/c7IjwUTR4Ps
Dance Lesson from 6:30-7:30pm
Show begins at 8pm
Tickets: $20 at the door
People's Cafe will be open prior and during the event with fresh organic food, drinks and coffee, forget the take out but remember to bring your dancing shoes!