An impromptu bandoneon performance that literally left us with goosebumps!
Young Nicholas Macaratesi is a beautiful virtuosic bandoneonist, whose mastery of his instrument gave us a playful medley of tango favourites, accompany the two singers, Claudio Garces and Nayla Danchuck, then burst into a milonga for the six world class dancers. It took our collective breath away.
Nicholas is very young yet his mastery of his instrument has already had him playing with some of the very best singers in Buenos Aires and recording with the Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce.
The beautiful tenor voice of Claudio Garces has been a feature of Miguel Zotto's 'Tango x 2' as well as being a regular performer on Argentinian TV. And the soaring voice of the very young Nayla Danchuck is surely going to take her places. She sang with a passion and maturity that belied her years and we all sat there in awe.
Then I noticed the dancers putting on their shoes. And with no fuss six of the very best tango dancers in the world, got on the floor of our little church hall and danced a riveting milonga.
What a treat it was for all of us!!
I have been to many tango shows, from Osvaldo Zotto in the Sydney Opera House many years ago, through six visits to BA with multiple visits to places such as Teatro Colon (before it was renovated), La Ventana and Esquina Carlos Gardel: I've watched performances by the great maestros here and elsewhere, but it is the magic and energy of a spontaneous performance such as this that is something very, very special.
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