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Tango Revelation Milonga presents: Emilio Solla-Seth Asarnow duo piano/bandoneon
Aug
12
8:00 PM20:00

Tango Revelation Milonga presents: Emilio Solla-Seth Asarnow duo piano/bandoneon

Doors at 7:30 pm; Dance Lesson at 8 pm; Performance at 9 pm
8-9pm:
All level class with Christopher and Caroline: Connection-Navigation-Breathing
9pm-12am: Milogna with live music by Emilio Solla-Seth Asarnow Duo plus DJ Rene Quebec.

Emilio Solla will perform with bandoneon player Seth Asarnow

Hosted by Sonja Riket of Intimate Embrace Tango with DJ Rene Quebec

Tickets are $25 Day of Show / $20 Student & Senior Day of Show / $20 Advance / $17 Student & Senior Advance
 

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Grammy Nominated Argentina born and NY based pianist & composer Emilio Solla got his degree in Classical Piano at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires and his MA in Jazz Composition at Queens College in New York. He continued to study composition, arranging, counterpoint, improvisation and conducting in Buenos Aires, Barcelona and New York.

His first band, Aperturawas praised by Astor Piazzolla himself as one of the most interesting new sounds in the Buenos Aires scene in 1986. Nowadays, with seven CDs as band leader (Fresh Sound Records) and more than forty as arranger/producer, he is considered by peers and critics to be one of the most outstanding and personal voices in this musical stream, a fusion of modern Argentine tango and folk with jazz and other contemporary music styles (generally referred to as “Tango-Jazz”). He has performed all around Europe, Japan, the US and Latin America to raving reviews in many of the most important Jazz houses and Festivals (Bim Huis, Lincoln Center, Marciac, Blue Note, Fasching).

Solla moved to Barcelona in 1996, and to New York in 2006, always in search of personal and artistic growth. Since in New York, he has composed for, arranged for and performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Edmar Castañeda, Pablo AslanCristina Pato and many others, besides performing with his quintet Bien Sur! in town at the Jazz Standard, Dizzie’s and Smalls, featuring  saxophonist Chris Cheek. Former members of this band include Donny Mc Caslin and Jeff Ballard. This quintet has released its first CD, Bien Sur! (Fresh Sound, 2010), with special guest Billy Hart, included in the Best of 2010 list by Downbeat Magazine.

He continues to tour Europe with Emilio Solla & Afines, his Barcelona’s based quintet, while working as a free-lance arranger and pianist in different projects in NY. Since November 2010, he is leading a nine piece orchestra, La Inestable de Brooklyn, featuring some of the strongest jazz players in NYC (John Ellis, Ryan Keberle) whose first CD, Second Half (2014) has been Nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album. In November 2014 Solla’s first symphonic work had its World Premiere at the Palau de la Musica, during the Barcelona Jazz Festival, with concerts at the Chicago Symphony Hall and Rutgers University in 2015. 2016 will bring him back to Buenos Aires for the Premiere of the orchestral version of his Suite Piazzollana.

He has a long background as educator as well, having taught regularly in different conservatories in Argentina and Spain. He is currently a Faculty Member at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and has given clinics in Jazz Composition at Emory University, Bates College, Gotemburg Music School (Sweden), Jazz & Pop Conservatory (Helsinki, Finland)

Seth Asarnow, a native of the Bay Area, has a repertory consisting of hundreds of tangos. He can be heard on recordings that range in style from traditional tango to pop. Mr. Asarnow has both composed film scores and played on film soundtracks, and he works regularly with some of the finest tango dancers in the world. Highlights of his performances include Piazzolla’s Four Seasons with Donald Runnicles and members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, as well as concerts with Symphony Silicon Valley, and the Santa Cruz and San Jose chamber orchestras. He recently appeared on NBC's Dancing with the Stars, performing with the cast of the Broadway show Forever Tango. Mr. Asarnow is also the bandoneónist and musical director of the show Tango Adamor, the Los Angeles Tango Festival, and Nora's Tango Week, an annual international conference for the instruction and celebration of tango, now in its sixteenth year in the Bay Area. He also directs and performs often with his Sexteto Tipico, one of the few authentic traditional tango groups in the United States.

Seth Asarnow’s musical influences include Aníbal Troilo, Leopoldo Federico, and Astor Piazzolla, whom he met in 1989. He continues to promote the tango locally, teaching bandoneón and playing both public and private engagements. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2007.

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Trio Garufa plus All levels Tango dance class from 8-9pm with Andrea Fuchilieri
May
12
9:00 PM21:00

Trio Garufa plus All levels Tango dance class from 8-9pm with Andrea Fuchilieri

Doors at 7:30 pm; Dance Lesson 8pm;  Show at 9:00

Tickets are $15 Advance / $18 at the Door

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Trio Garufa features an international lineup playing classic and modern tango music from Argentina, including Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango and the timeless golden-age tangos from the Argentine legends of the 1920s-’40s. Accordion and bandoneon player Adrian Jost grew up in Switzerland, where he played in various bands before falling under the spell of the tango. After moving to San Francisco, he met Argentine-born guitarist Guillermo Garcia in 1999. Their musical association and mutual love of Argentina’s dance music led to Trio Garufa two years later. Bassist Sascha Jacobsen rounds out the group’s classic tango instrumentation. In addition to having played at the top milongas (tango dance parties) in San Francisco and at several festivals in the U.S. and Canada, Trio Garufa has toured Argentina multiple times. When not performing, the musicians can likely be found out on the dance floor, as all three are obsessive tango dancers themselves.

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TANGO REVELATION MILONGA  with 2014 World Champion  Lorena Gonzalez Y Gaston Camejo  from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

TANGO REVELATION MILONGA with 2014 World Champion Lorena Gonzalez Y Gaston Camejo from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Doors at 7:00 pm; Event at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $20 workshop only/
$10 Milonga only/
$25 workshop and Milonga
At The Door: $20 workshop only/$15 Milonga only/$30 workshop and Milonga

SCHEDULE
7:30-9pm: Workshop with LorenaYGaston: Enhance your dance with deeper connection and musicality in the pauses and phrasing of different orchestras.
9pm-11:30pm: Milonga with traditional Argentine Tango music by DJ Ashvin
10pm: Dance performance by LorenaYGaston.

 

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Lorena González Cattáneo and Gaston Camejo are originally from Uruguay.

Since 2006 Lorena Gonzalez devoted herself to several dance disciplines. Her strongest background is the fact that she worked in traditional multicultural tango places or "Casas de tango" in Uruguay, where the past and present of the tango from Montevideo mix and remain intact. Since 2012 she trained with many Tango masters in Buenos Aires and in 2014 wins the World Tango championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gaston Camejo danced with the National Folkloric Ballet of Uruguay. In 2013 he met Lorena and moves to Buenos Aires. Since 2015 they merged their artistic careers, something they have dreamed of since long ago and begin together to bring the tango around the world.They constantly strive to accomplish tango that does not just refer to its technical side, but that conveys artistic achievement beyond the movement.
http://lorenaygaston.wix.com/misitio
See youtube: https://youtu.be/mpOIiSLAL2w

This is a fragrance-free event; 
no cell phone use permitted in the hall.
More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

As part of the World Dance Hall program, Ashkenaz and award winning in house Tango Teacher Sonja Riket pair up to host the Tango Revelation Milonga, a social Argentine Tango dance gathering on the second (sometimes third) Sunday of the month. This Milonga series includes a dance class, dance performances and live music by local and international Tango guest artists. Argentine Tango was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay in the late 1880’s as a dance and music of immigrants. Grown into a worldwide phenomenon, it continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. It encourages the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience. 


In 2017, this event evolves out of the “Tango Revolution” Milonga, which began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District , then found a home at Café Trieste Downtown SF from 2007-2012 (with the Tango Revolution Orchestra) and at Berkeley’s Café Mediterraneum from 2012-2016. With a slight change of name to “Tango Revelation”, we continue to envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and our world. 


We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common language and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. To complement our screen-oriented lives, we need to slow down, rediscover the joy of body-based expressions and create live gathering places among ourselves in a spirit of harmony and well-being! What better way to come home to ourselves and connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a music and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one? Come find out what Tango can reveal to you!

Ashkenaz is always all ages.
The café offers beer, wine and a vegetarian menu.

 

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Tango Revelation Milonga: Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Buenos Aires, and DJ Ashvin,  plus Dance Lesson and Performance with Count & Mirabai
Feb
11
8:00 PM20:00

Tango Revelation Milonga: Alejandro Ziegler Quartet from Buenos Aires, and DJ Ashvin, plus Dance Lesson and Performance with Count & Mirabai

Doors at 7:30 pm; Dance Lesson at 8:00 pm;
Milonga with live music at 9:00 pm; Dance Performance at 10:30pm

Tickets are $25 at the Door / $20 seniors & students with ID
Advance tickets: $20 / $17 seniors & students with ID

Please join us to celebrate St. Valentine’s with the compelling, sensual and romantic Argentine Tango live music of an exciting new international formation of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet!
As part of the World Dance Hall program, Ashkenaz and in house Tango Teacher Sonja Riket pair up to host a monthly Milonga every 2nd (sometimes 3rd) Sunday of the month.

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Tango Revelation Milonga is a social Argentine Tango dance gathering. It is led by award-winning Tango teacher Sonja Riket, who teaches at Ashkenaz since 2008. This Milonga series includes a dance class, dance performances and live music by local and international Tango guest artists. Argentine Tango was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay in the late 1880’s as a dance and music of immigrants. Grown into a worldwide phenomenon, it continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. It encourages the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience.

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Alejandro Ziegler is a  Buenos Aires native pianist, composer, and conductor. As a pianist with the Buenos Aires “Orquesta escuela de Tango,” he performed under such great conductors as Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi. His quartet has developed its own style inspired by the great tango orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli, Alfredo De Angelis, Juan D'Arienzo, Osvaldo Pugliese, Anibal Troilo, and Alfredo Gobbi. Ziegler’s music recasts the idea of the "Orquesta Tipica," with a modern sound, which is partly reflected in his study of classical music. Between 2009-2015, the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet has embarked on 6 European tours with 175 concerts in 84 cities around Europe and 4 North American Tours with 86 concerts in 50 cities around USA and Canada. Alejandro Ziegler has given master classes, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world.

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Dance lesson and performance with award-winning choreographer and director Mirabai. 

In 2017, this event evolves out of the “Tango Revolution” Milonga, which began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District , then found a home at Café Trieste Downtown SF from 2007-2012 (with the Tango Revolution Orchestra) and at Berkeley’s Café Mediterraneum from 2012-2016. With a slight change of name to “Tango Revelation”, we continue to envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and our world.

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We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common language and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. To complement our screen-oriented lives, we need to slow down, rediscover the joy of body-based expressions and create live gathering places among ourselves in a spirit of harmony and well-being! What better way to come home to ourselves and connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a music and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one? Come find out what Tango can reveal to you!

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Tango Revelation Milonga with Redwood Tango Sextet
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Tango Revelation Milonga with Redwood Tango Sextet

Doors at 7:30 pm; Dance Lesson with Sonja Riket at 8pm; Live Music at 9:30 pm

General Admission: $17 Advance / $20 at the door

Students/Seniors: $13 advance/$15 at the door

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Please join us to celebrate the International Day of Tango and Carlos Gardel’s Birthday (12/11)! with the traditional Tango live music of Redwood Tango Sextet and DJ Rene Quebec.
 

Tango Revelation Milonga is a social Argentine Tango dance gathering on the second Sunday of every other month (with some exceptions). It is led by award-winning Tango teacher Sonja Riket, who teaches at Ashkenaz since 2008. This Milonga series includes a dance class, dance performances and live music by local and international Tango guest artists. Argentine Tango was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay in the late 1880’s as a dance and music of immigrants. Grown into a worldwide phenomenon, it continues to cross the boundaries of race, culture, language and social status. It encourages the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience.

In 2017, this event evolves out of the “Tango Revolution” Milonga, which began in 2005 at Café Revolution in SF’s Mission District , then found a home at Café Trieste Downtown SF from 2007-2012 (with the Tango Revolution Orchestra) and at Berkeley’s Café Mediterraneum from 2012-2016. With a slight change of name to “Tango Revelation”, we continue to envision Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and our world.

We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common language and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. To complement our screen-oriented lives, we need to slow down, rediscover the joy of body-based expressions and create live gathering places among ourselves in a spirit of harmony and well-being! What better way to come home to ourselves and connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a music and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one? Come find out what Tango can reveal to you!

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