Astor Piazzolla revolutionised the Tango and his compositions and performances became a worldwide artistic phenomenon.
Called “the assassin of the tango” by his denigrators, his music was fresh, radical and destabilising. But its roots lay firmly in the established traditions of this outcast, sensual music played in countless cabarets and bars of late-night Buenos Aires.
TangoMundo presents an overview of Piazzolla’s life and music, celebrating the sublime tango music traditions which grew from immigrant European and Afro-Argentine roots, became a sensation in the salons of Paris and was legitimised in the greatest concert halls of the world.
Image: TANGO MUNDO Faye Bendrups. Image credit, Joshua Levi Collings.