Good Friday April, 10 sees the release of a new EP from monophon. It is available for download on iTunes and other download services. OPA! is also availabe as a CD at the band’s shows.
OPA! – O Apokliros
“OPA!” framför en mix av känd och okänd grekisk musik: visor, zeibekiko, chassapiko, tsifteteli!
Gruppen består av engagerade och virtuosa musiker som känner passion för grekisk musik. Huvudelen av materialet består av rebetiko, en genre som utveklades under nittonhundratalets början i hamnstaden Pireus nära Aten, men OPA! har även en stor repertoar med folkkära grekiska melodier och sist men inte minst de personliga favoriter som sångaren Michael Sideridis introducerat för bandet. Stommen i orkestern består av Trio OPA! som är sångaren Michael Sideridis ackompanjerad av Tobias Allvin, Bouzouki och Andreas Rudenå, gitarr. I sin fulla sättning omfattar OPA! sju musiker:
OPA! Michael Sideridis, vocals Tobias Allvin, bouzouki Thor Ahlgren, bouzouki Andreas Rudenå, guitar Johan Ols Olsson, accordion Martin Eriksson, double bass Daniel Pergament Persson, percussion
We have received a nice little review of Rumores de orquesta in the Swedish music magazine Lira # 5 2007!
Orquesta Tipica Tangarte
Lo que vendra
Tango. Orquesta Tipica Tangarte is an Argentinean-Swedish tango orchestra that was formed in Malmö in 1999. The orchestra plays primarily the tango from Rio de la Plata, with a wide repertoire from the old-guard-tango onwards to the modern style. Now Tangarte have reached their third album after eight years together, and have also participated in international tango festivals even in Argentina, the homeland of tango. The music on the new album is composed by some of the big names in tango history during the first half of the 20th century and they are beautiful melodies. Tangarte are playing both for concerts and for dancing, but on the record media it is primarily the tracks where the orchestra´s nestor Juan José Passo sings with his characterful voice that stick to my mind. But also the tracks that have more original arrangements for the strings and the bandoneon linger on. It is a humble and a respectful recording, but at the same time ambitious and above all characterized by the love for tango.
(Freely translated) from Swedish music magazine Lira nr 5 2007.
Finally it is time for Tangarte’s new record Lo que vendrá to see the light of day. And as if that weren’t enough, it is also the first release from monophon as a record label!
We start by celebrating at Barnens scen in Malmö on October, 26, 2007 at 7 pm for invited and from 8.30 pm for everyone, where there also will be a short live performance. The record will be sold at a reduced price for that evening. The record will also be available through iTunes music store and other download services.
For a start the physical record will only be available at concerts or by order in the shop, but later on we will try to get it distributed to stores as well.
Lo que vendrá is the name of the latest record by Orquesta Típica Tangarte. The album is available on iTunes music store (in the new plus format with better audio quality and without copy protection) and several other download services, just as the last record. For a start the physical record will only be available at shows or at www.monophon.se, but later on we hope to get it to record stores as well.
Orquesta Típica Tangarte is an Argentinean-Swedish tango orchestra with the intention of spreading the tango from Rio de la Plata. Their music is primarily played for dancing; for people to meet in the embrace of the tango and to be carried away by the music. Tangarte plays a wide repertoire ranging from the old-guard tango to the modern style tango from 1940 and onwards. Well-known composers like Villoldo, Canaro, Fresedo, Di Sarli, Troilo and Piazzolla, just to mention a few, are part of this repertoire.
The orchestra plays tango music of Argentinean tradition along with milongas and waltzes. With this wide range of music, the programme is also suitable for concert performances. Tangarte is under musical and artistic direction of Juanjo Passo, guitar player, who founded the group in june 1999. The orchestra has had great guests musicians, singers and dancers: bandoneon players Luis Stazo, Carlos Buono and Marcelo Mercadante, singer Elizabeth Figueroa and dancer Marcela Troncoso.
Tangarte is based in the city of Malmö, Sweden to spread their tango music to the world. The orchestra has performed in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Argentina, Spain and France. Among others main events Tangarte has perfomed in Stockholm International Tango Festival 2003, Malmö Tango Festival 2004, 5th World Tango Summit in Rosario (Argentina), 6th World Tango Summit in Sevilla (Spain), Salamanca University (Spain), 7th World Tango Summit in Valparaiso (Chile), Buenos Aires, International Tango Festival of Tarbes, International Tango Festival of Granada (Spain), TV NDR of Germany, TV4 Sweden.
The latest record is ”Lo que vendrá” (2007). Tangarte has previously recorded two CDs – ”Danzarin” (Skåneton/Hi-hat records) and ”Ecos de Tango” (EDT) from the tango show with the same name.
Orquesta Típica Tangarte
Juan José Passo – vocals Juanjo Passo – guitar Tord Sölvesson – accordeon Lars Pilsgaard Hansen – accordeon Santiago Cimadevilla – bandoneon Jerzy Markiewicz – piano Garik Binder – piano Irina Binder – violin Hedda Heiskanen – violin Sarah Nordholm – violin Per Tidstrand – violoncello Robert Pettersson – double bass
Musical direction Juanjo Passo. Produced by Per Tidstrand. Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Per Tidstrand & Robert Pettersson at I/O studios, Malmö, Sweden. Design: Per Tidstrand Photo: Sofia Alvarez Tidstrand