ROGUE TANGO is for REAL!
I’ve not posted for way too long…busy summer, yes. Lots of cool gigs and opportunities, yes. Lots of Face Book and social media stuff, yes indeed. But: NO EXCUSES!
You gotta go to youtube and watch “El Sol, la Sal, el Son—-its a 2 hour special by Jesus Quintero that is chock full of great performances of a number of Spain’s top artists of today. Since receiving the UNESCO recognition, el Patrimonio de Humanidad, flamenco seems to be reveling in its own genuine awesomeness. I love this show in particular.
And what’s up with Beni de Cadiz? I know very little about him except that he is 1. great and 2. sings in Arabic as well as Spanish.
And yes, indeed: ROGUE TANGO is for REAL! We’ve taken over hosting the Sunday evening milongas (tango dances) at the Loring Pasta Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We have a FB presence, also; “friend” us at Rogue Tango! Mandragora Tango is winding down their activities. particularly since leader and bandoneonist Bob Barnes has decided to greatly curtail his performing schedule. Ironically, Mandragora’s newest CD: Barrio Longfellow is finally out and soon available on i-tunes. We have a CD release show planned for early November of this year. I am very excited about this CD. Seriously excited!
Several former members of Mandragora Tango, through the years, are now participating in Rogue Tango. I am so happy to be reuniting with these wonderful musicians. Not to mention: playing Argentine Tango is a delight all of its own. And Rachel, laMala, is such a talented singer as well as percussionist. So for those of you out there bemoaning the passing of Mandragora Tango: Take Heart! We’re Alive and Active! We Need Your Continued Support!