Whenever Trio Garufa plays at Ashkenaz, it’s always a party, and for the CD release of their third album, “El Rumor de tus Tangos,” we are in for a fantastic celebratory night of great Tangos, special guest musicians, lessons taught by the lovely and talented Andrea Fuchilieri plus lots and lots of dancing. Even more, there will be an Argentine Tango performance by our beloved Homer and Christina plus an Argentine folklore performance by Andrea and Diego Lanau. What a treat!
The Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center in Berkeley, is a great spot for live music and dancing. It’s a large, friendly, casual space that also offers beer, wine, and a vegetarian menu. Plus it’s open to all ages.
A short bio: Trio Garufa features an international lineup playing classic and modern tango music from Argentina for dancing, including Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango and the timeless golden-age tangos from the Argentine legends of the 1920s-’40s. Accordionist-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.
Remember: It’s this Friday, April 27, 2012
Doors open at 8pm
Lesson at 8:30pm
Show at 9:30pm
1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA 94702
Buy tickets in advance: www.ticketweb.com/fb/4497265
Price: $12 advance / $15 day of show / $12 students
Keep in mind: You can also catch a free show May 2nd, at Tango in the Square, Union Square in San Francisco from 6-8pm.
See you there!