Nueve de Julio Celebration with Folias Tango Duet (July 9th 2015)
The 9th of July (Nueve de Julio) is a widespread date of celebration in Argentinian culture as it marks the day they declared their independence and became a country. Tango Boise will be celebrating the event in grand fashion by inviting the Folias Tango Duet to come play a milonga for us. In addition, Folias will be teaching a workshop on musicality before the milonga to help us better enjoy and dance the nuances of tango.
7 PM Beginner Lesson, Instructor Debbie
8-9:15 PM Musicality Workshop with Folias
9:15-11:30 PM Celebration Milonga with Folias Tango Duet and DJ Christian
$15 for the Whole Night!
A la carte pricing:
$10 for the Milonga, $10 for Musicality Workshop, $5 for the Beginner Lesson
American Record Guide calls the Folias Flute and Guitar Duo “daring in self written music.” Having worked together for over ten years, this Grand Rapids, MI, based husband and wife duo featuring flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron continue to break new ground as performers and composers with a list of over 40 self-published compositions.
The nomadic duo has played on stages around the globe including in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, and Guinee, West Africa. Carmen and Andrew have self-booked and promoted tours extensively throughout North America which have included festivals in Alaska and Canada and milongas in over 20 tango communities throughout the United States.
Folias’ four critically acclaimed albums on the Blue Griffin Recording label show their versatility as musicians. They have a strong connection to South American folk, Argentine tango and to the music of Astor Piazzola. Yet they are also rooted in classical music theory and improvisational music. About Folias’ album 'Marufo Vega' Fanfare magazine said, “Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron are facile players. They draw on tango rhythms and melodies sometimes; at other times they write with a scenic sensitivity … mysterious … charming … evocative.”
You can read more about them and their endeavors at foliasmusic.com.