Mateo’s World Music Collective

The Republican National Convention comes to Minnesota the first week in September.  Regardless of one’s political allegiance—conventions are all about partying!

I have assembled a new group I am calling the World Music Collective.  They will perform at two separate parties to be held at Solera Restaurant (900 Hennepin Ave in downtown Minneapolis).  I combined Mandragora Tango plus 4 tango dancers with Touareg (Middle-eastern and Rai music) plus 2 dancers along with Flamenco Mateo plus 2 flamenco dancers.  In all, we have 12 musicians and 8 dancers who will present continuous music and dance as a huge multi-cultural extravaganza.

I hope to find as well as create many other opportunities to present this talented collective of artists in performance.  For the moment, I am consumed with these first two dates—it is very exciting, exhilarating, and a little daunting….