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Bailonga: Argentine Tango Milonga
May 1 • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm• $8
LIVE MUSIC with The Mariano Barreiro Tango Duo
At Bailonga, you get two weeks of live music in a row! This week, we’re welcoming Mariano Barreiro, renowned tango pianist from Buenos Aires and Charles Gorczynski, the bandoneon player from The Redwood Tango Ensemble, to perform as a duo for us! Live music starts at 8:45pm, so set your alarms and mark your calendars for the new time!
In addition to an hour of live music, the DJed music will all be traditional, there will be food and drinks provided, and a raffle drawing at 9:30pm. Entry gets you your first raffle ticket, and you can buy additional ones, details below. Prizes will be: A $20 gift certificate to Down to Earth, a CD of Kella’s favorite traditional tango songs, and a bottle of wine and chocolate.
About Charles and Mariano:
Pianist Mariano Barreiro introduces The Mariano Barreiro Tango Duo, featuring bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski. The two create a powerful and high energy set of Argentine tango music for listeners and dancers alike, a high-impact milonguero style project that performs the music of legendary tango composers Osvaldo Pugliese, Anibal Troilo, and Astor Piazzolla. As one of today’s foremost tango pianists and arrangers, the group also plays Barreiro’s own unique and modern arrangements of classic golden-era 1940’s tango music, capturing both the expressive romanticism and the danceability. Known for a visceral and emotional sound, strong stage performances, and direct connection with audiences, the Mariano Barreiro Tango Duo has become one of the most exciting touring projects in the international tango scene.
Video of Charles Gorczynski performing live in his group The Redwood Tango Ensemble:
Video of Mariano Barreiro performing live with his trio in Chicago:
For a chance to receive a one-night free pass to Bailonga, click “Going” or “Interested” on this event by 6pm Tuesday night. Winners must be present at the event to win their prize. The drawing will occur during announcements, at 8:45pm.
Schedule for the night:
Two 45-minute classes at 7pm
— Intermediate class: with TBA
— Introduction / beginning Argentine Tango: TBA
Week 1- From Zero- The Very Basics
Series class schedule:
Week 1: From Zero- The very basics.
Week 2: Musicality
Week 3: Molinete
Week 4: Cross System
Invite your friends!
7:45pm- 100% Traditional with DJ Kella
8:45- 9:45pm LIVE MUSIC with Mariano Barreiro and Charles Gorczynski
9:30- Raffle drawing
9:45-10pm- DJ Kella
Entry fee: $8
Entry gets you your first raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased 1 for $3, and 3 for $5.
Work equity: half hour desk shift pays your admission. Please ask at the desk.