afroTANGO

Production Details

  • Dates: Friday Apr 15 2016 to Sunday May 29 2016
  • Tickets: Tickets $40; Students & Seniors $37; Special Group Rates.

afroTANGO

With LATIN GRAMMY WINNER Maestro Raul Jaurena. Produced & Directed by Angel Gil Orrios. The last performances on Saturday May 28 & Sunday May 29 are SOLD-OUT!

 afroTANGO
With LATIN GRAMMY WINNER Maestro Raul Jaurena

Discover the AFRICAN ROOTS of TANGO
in MUSIC, SONG & DANCE

TANGO and CANDOMBE have been designated by UNESCO as Argentina and Uruguay's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


"invigorating... fabulous... enjoyable"  -Backstage

April 15-May 29, 2016
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS  8 PM  
SUNDAYS 4 PM
 

Saturday May 28 & Sunday May 29
are SOLD-OUT.
 

Music Composed, Arranged & Directed by
LATIN GRAMMY winner
RAUL JAURENA
 
Created, Produced, Designed & Directed by
ANGEL GIL ORRIOS

with
The Dancers:
YAISURI SALAMANCA & JOHN HERNAN RAIGOSA
MILTERI TUCKER & NORMAN HINESTROZA
AZUL IBAÑEZ & RUBEN PORTO

The Singers:
MARGA MITCHELL & ANTHONY ALMONTE

The Musicians:
Bandoneon Master RAUL JAURENA
Violin SERGIO REYES
Doublebass PABLO LANOUGUERE
Marimba-Vibraphone FELIPE FOURNIER
Guitar RUBEN ISOLA

Candombe Drummers
ARTURO PRENDEZ, ALEJANDRO "CHATO" FERNANDEZ,
ARIEL "CHINO" BENATAR, FABRICIO TEODORO      

TICKETS $40
                     STUDENTS & SENIORS   $37                              SPECIAL GROUP RATES*

 

A musical for the entire family in the universal languages of LIVE Music and Dance!

 

By phone: 718.7293880          Online: www.thaliatheatre.org
You may also purchase in person at our box-office before the date of the show.

CANDOMBE, also known as Tango Negro, is an African-derived rhythm that has been an important part of Uruguayan culture for over 200 years.  It is what survives of the ancestral heritage of Bantu culture, brought to Uruguay by enslaved Africans.  During colonial times, they called their drums tangó, and used this term to refer to the place where they gathered to perform their Candombe dances; by extension, the dances themselves were also called tangós.  Candombe music uses three drums called “repique”, “chico” and “piano”.  Tango developed simultaneously in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Although typically regarded as the creation of Italian and Spanish immigrants, the tango's music and the dance movements associated with it were deeply influenced by African dance and music.

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Our season programs are made possible with public funds from

THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS with the support of GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO and the NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE,

STATE ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHERINE NOLAN,

and THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS in partnership with the City Council.

Special thanks to

CITY COUNCILMEMBER JIMMY VAN BRAMER, Chairman of the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations.

Additional support provided by

THE HAROLD & MIMI STEINBERG CHARITABLE TRUST,

THE SHUBERT FOUNDATION,

and THE HENRY & LUCY MOSES FUND.

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