Monday, January 28, 2013 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 12:27 PM

A World Premiere tango musical with music arranged and directed by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena! Produced, Designed & Directed by Angel Gil Orrios.
MAESTRO RAUL JAURENA was born and raised in Uruguay, and his music is inspired by his roots. His arrangements combine the traditional roots of Tango and Milonga with the rhythms and dance of Candombe, the voice of the African communities in Uruguay. His music reflects the influences of the different cultures as well as one hundred years of tango history with all its contradicting emotions.
CANDOMBE, also known as Tango Negro, is an African-derived rhythm that has been an important part of Uruguayan culture for over 200 years. It is what survives of the ancestral heritage of Bantu culture, brought to Uruguay by enslaved Africans. 

During colonial times, they called their drums tangó, and used this term to refer to the place where they gathered to perform their Candombe dances; by extension, the dances themselves were also called tangós. Candombe music uses three drums called “repique”, “chico” and “piano”. Tango developed simultaneously in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although typically regarded as the creation of Italian and Spanish immigrants, the tango's music and the dance movements associated with it were deeply influenced by African dance and music.
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