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Proms 2018 Prom 70: Tango Prom

Prom 70
Prom 70: Tango Prom
19:30 Tue 4 Sep 2018 Royal Albert Hall
Explore the raw sensuality and charged rhythms of the tango in all its guises. The Britten Sinfonia join forces with a tango band to take the dance from it dusty beginning in the streets of Buenos Aires right up to the present day.
Explore the raw sensuality and charged rhythms of the tango in all its guises. The Britten Sinfonia join forces with a tango band to take the dance from it dusty beginning in the streets of Buenos Aires right up to the present day.

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A celebration of the heady, sexually charged Latin American tango, from its origins in the bars of 1880s Buenos Aires, through to Ástor Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango that emerged in the 1950s. The story also embraces the Finnish tango tradition of the early 20th century – steeped in the themes of love, sorrow and nature – and comes bang up to date with some of the latest tango music. Showcasing Grammy Award-winning pianist Pablo Ziegler along with leading singers, dancers and instrumentalists from Europe, the USA and Argentina, the raw and earthy vitality of the tango is explored, from the sultry intimacy of the bandoneon to the big-band orchestral forces of the Britten Sinfonia

There will be one interval

Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 7 September

Image: Pablo Ziegler

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