About

Orquesta Tangarte * Quinteto Tangarte * Cuarteto Tangarte Tango Argentino – Made in Sweden

Orquesta Tangarte is an Argentinean-Swedish tango orchestra, founded in 1999 in Malmö, Sweden by the bandoneonist Juanjo Passo with the purpose of performing and spreading tango music from its birthplace, Rio de la Plata. The orchestra’s music is the tango from Rio de la Plata, a repertoire with a great variety from the 1940’s and -50’s up to this date. Well-known composers like D’Arienzo, Di Sarli, Troilo, Gobbi, Pugliese and Piazzolla, to mention a few, are part of this repertoire.

The music is primarily played for dancing; for people to meet in the embrace of the tango and to be carried away by the music. But with this wide range of music, the programme is also suitable for concert performances. Tangarte often work together with dancers, who can teach to dance as well as perform.

The orchestra has during the years performed at various tango and music festivals in Scandinavia, parts of Europe and South America. Main events include performing together with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, ”Doreen kommer hem” in national Swedish television SVT, performances in Buenos Aires, Rosario and Bariloche/Argentina, Valparaiso (Chile), Paris and Tarbes (France), Sevilla, Salamanca, Granada and Almería (Spain), Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark), Helsinki, Tampere and Seinäjoki (Finland), Berlin/Germany, German TV NDR, Reykjavik (Icland), London and Chatsworth (England), Ankara (Turkey).

Orquesta Tangarte regularly invite great guest musicians, singers and dancers such as bandoneon players Juan José Mosalini, Luis Stazo (Sexteto Mayor), Victor Villena, Carlos Buono, Mercedes Krapovickas, Paolo Russo, Santiago Cimadevilla and Marcelo Mercadante, violinist Pablo Agri, pianists Gustavo Beytelmann, Cristian Zarate, Roger Helou and Juan Esteban Cuacci, guitarist Leonardo Sanchez, bass player Ignacio Varchausky and singers Romina Bianco, Nayla Danchuk and Patricia Nora.

The latest record is “Rumores de orquesta” (monophon Sweden 2012). Tangarte have previously recorded ”Lo que vendrá” (monophon Sweden, 2007), ”Ecos de Tango” (EDT/monophon Sweden, 2004) and ”Danzarin” (Skåneton/Hi-hat records).

Orquesta Tangarte: Juan José Passo – vocals | Sofia Álvarez Tidstrand – vocals | Juanjo Passo – bandoneon, musical director | Garik Binder – piano | Viktor Auregård – double bass | Irina Binder – violin | Hedda Heiskanen – violin | Per Tidstrand – violoncello Additional musicians: Lars Hansen – bandoneon

If you are interested in booking Tangarte, please note that the orchestra also can be booked with guest bandoneon players, or adapted to a smaller formation – a trio, Cuarteto Tangarte, Quinteto Tangarte etc. Please see the contact page for more information.