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Friday, March 14 • 9:10pm - 9:40pm
Zona Tango

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ZONA TANGO Pedro Menéndez:keyboards – Guitar – Bandoneon – Winds (Flute / Soprano sax / Oboe / Trombon) -Voice - Composition Fito Vega: Bass – Electric doublebass - Sequences Gerardo Stubrin: Drums and Percussion Performing pieces of their second discographic work BRAZILTANGO Electro Bossa & Tango The first innovative surprising mixture between two strong and apparently distant genres. Freshness and warmth of bossa, nostalgy and sensuality of tango, complement one another on original compositions and personal arrangements of the famous pieces 'Adios Nonino' (Astor Piazzolla) and 'Corcovado' (A.C.Jobim. An outstanding work that pursues quality in musical research and achieves an extremely successful interpretation by the musicians of the group. ZONA TANGO BIO: Borned in France at the Sena Riverside, in the heart of Paris, listening to some subtle tango beats…From there, high flights over loops and electronic sounds preserving the strength and nostalgy of Buenos Aires and the bandoneon sound... After a long stay in Spain and France featuring music of his own as well as traditional tango on festivals and ‘milongas’, Pedro Menéndez - Argentine composer and multinstrumentalist distinguished for an unique extensive trayectory of quests on rythms of his country folk and tango music- came back to Buenos Aires with new interesting views, feeling the need of experiment and open a different space inside the emerging genre of electronic tango by going beyond the simple fusion of modern tango and electronic sounds adding other elements like jazz and Latin / Afro-american rythms. He joined talented and expressive bandoneonist Oscar Fasanelli together with Maurice Lévar on electronics and finally the first CD of ‘Zona Tango’: ‘ELECTRÓNICO’ (2004) was born, distinguished by an unique, solid composition style and a varied, surprising and not conventional instrumentation. As a reflect of the change and evolution on urban cosmopolitan music, on June 2006 Zona Tango released his second discographic work introducing to the world the first innovative mixture between ELECTRO BOSSA & TANGO: ‘BRAZILTANGO’, including 9 original compositions as well as personal arrangements of the famous pieces ‘Adiós Nonino’ (Astor Piazzolla) and ‘Corcovado’ (Antonio Carlos .Jobim). ZONA TANGO is currently made up of Pedro Menéndez on Keyboards – Guitar – Bandoneon – Winds (Flute / Soprano sax / Oboe / Trombon) -Voice and Composition, Fito Vega on Bass – Electric doublebass and Sequences and Gerardo Stubrin on Drums and Percussion. DISCOGRAPHY: 'Electronico' - 2004 'BrazilTango' - 2006
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Friday March 14, 2008 9:10pm - 9:40pm
Elephant Room 315 Congress Ave

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