Barbara Luna in Oz and more tango news
I first heard Barbara Luna at WOMADelaide in 2001. This is an amazing music festival held by the river in Adelaide, in those days bi-annually, but now annually. Usually the days are incredibly dry and hot and the nights are freezing and just as dry, but the music pumps. With five stages to choose from you frequently find yourself torn between which acts to immerse yourself in and sometimes we will have blankets and chairs at more than one stage. I well remember this dynamic singer who as the press release says ‘captivated the audience’. Immersing yourself in the South American rhythmns of her music will have you smiling for days.
Touring Australia to promote her new album ‘Ruta Tres” Barbara Luna is, bringing to a wider audience her unique mix of tango and salsa, Argentinian and European culture. Beginning at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on Friday 5 June, where she will play three gigs, she moves onto Melbourne and Brisbane for one gig each on 9th and 11th June respectively, finishing up in Sydney on 13th June, for 3 nights.
Loads more news about what is happening in Tango in Australia in the May 2009 newsletter - now online.