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Gerardo Villar & Los Aguirre
Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster as you are immersed in the passion of Argentinian music and poetry, caressed by the artistry and distinguished voice of world renowned troubadour Martin Alvarado.
His unforgettable, nuanced and colourful interpretations have transcended language barriers and driven an illustrious two-decade globe-trotting touring career, awards and 11 album releases. In recognition of his significance as a cultural ambassador for Argentina, the National Academy of Tango officially declared him as a Maestro in 2019. This year he has seen that honour complemented with multiple nominations in Argentina’s top music awards the Premios Gardel.
Martin will be joined on stage by fellow ‘porteños’ from the city of the Rio de Plata, the talented Gerardo Villar & Los Aguirre guitar quartet, who are making their UK debut. Together they share the authentic sound of old Buenos Aires, with added 21st century flair, delivering a programme of tangos by Astor Piazzolla and other major protagonists, such as Carlos Gardel, plus other folkloric styles from their homeland.
Prepare to find yourself laughing, at times, and maybe also shedding a tear. But most of all, find yourself transported to the heart and soul of tango in its most genuine and artistic form.
“Totally mesmerising, a tango epiphany.” Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio
“Completely beguiling tenor” Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3