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PARMA Music Festival Presents: Tanguango Quinteto ¡Gracias, Astor!

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Tanguango Quinteto

A Live Streaming Event From Belgrade, Serbia

An all female ensemble consisting of piano, violin, accordion, double bass, and vocals, the Tanguango Quinteto is bringing the sounds of the tango nuevo movement to the PARMA Live Stage. Selected from PARMA’s Call for Ensembles, the performance will feature works of the late Astor Piazolla, the father of tango nuevo, and works inspired by Piazolla from Serbian artists and Argentinian traditional tango songs in “nuevo” form. The concert will stream live from Belgrad, Serbia on May 26, at 2 PM EDT in honor of the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth. This performance will be presented through PARMA Music Festival, a non-profit dedicated to presenting new, innovative, and enjoyable music through a diverse and highly accessible platform.

Tanguango Quinteto

The ensemble’s long-time collaboration with the largest tango school in Europe, Tango Natural, is on display here, with a professional tango couple dancing along with the music.

Featuring works by Enrique Cadícamo, Juan Carlos Cobián, Ljubica Damcevic, Homero Expósito, Enrique Francini, Z. Petrovic, Astor Piazzolla, Aleksandar Simic, Héctor Stamponi.

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Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall

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Dizzy, Chano and Chico — The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall

[New York] – The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance & The Town Hall Present: Dizzy, Chano and Chico — The Original Influencers — 75 Years Later at Town Hall. A celebration of the monumental moments when jazz met the rhythms of Cuba and changed the face of modern music forever. In 1947, legends Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo composed “Manteca” — one of the earliest foundational compositions of Afro-Cuban jazz and among Gillespie’s most famous recordings. In December ’47, Dizzy and Chano performed it live at the famed Town Hall in New York City. Consecutively, composer Chico O’Farrill’s masterpiece “Afro Cuban Jazz Suite” brought together bandleader Machito with O’Farrill and Charlie Parker, among others. O’Farrill’s work to meld modern jazz with Cuban big band continued with his collaboration with Dizzy on “The Manteca Suite.” ALJA and Town Hall celebrate Dizzy, Chano and Chico for their groundbreaking introduction of Latin music influences in jazz.

Dizzy, Chano and Chico - The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall
Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall

On January 14, 2023 at Town Hall, the continuum pushes forward 75 years later with the next generation of performers keeping Afro Cuban/Afro Latin jazz alive and well. Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill and his 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra revisit the acclaimed compositions “Manteca,” “The Manteca Suite,” and  “Afro Cuban Jazz Suite” as well as new compositions, arrangements and recent works with some of today’s most distinguished Latin jazz artists. Featured guests include “Superstar of Afro Cuban Percussion” Pedrito Martinez, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison, Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena, trumpeter Jon Faddis, as well as emerging talents trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, percussionist Jacquelene Acevedo, and singer/composer Melvis Santa.

This event is part of the on-going centennial celebrations of both Chico O’Farrill and the Town Hall.

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers – 75 Years Later at Town Hall

Featuring: Pedrito Martinez, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jon Faddis, Daymé Arocena

With: Adam O’Farrill, Jacquelene Acevedo, Melvis Santa

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