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May 3, 2006

Playing Mambo Italiano on MPR

We're playing another stage show with Dan Chouinard at the Fiztgerald Theater. It's called
Mambo Italiano
and it's a look at the Italian roots of American popular song. It's a kind of follow-up the show we played with Dan in May 2005,
Café Europa
. We'll have the full orchestra there and we'll be playing with Prudence Johnson, Peter Ostrushko and many others.

What does this have to do with Tango, you might ask. Italian music is the heart of Tango as well. All the great tango bandleaders have Italian names (Pugliese, Piazzolla, Canaro, D'Arienzo). It's kinda a stretch, but we're playing some opera (Rossini's La Danza, Leoncavallo's La Mattinata) and some Italian-American pop (Louis Prima's Buona Sera and Connie Francis' Mamma). We'll join Prudence Johnson in the famous tango "Jalousie" (which was actually written by a Dane, but it was popular in Italy, Argentina, and the US.)

It will be a fabulous show. Get your tickets now before they sell out! (Café Europa sold out and we expect the same to happen this year)

Posted by bbarnes at May 3, 2006 12:42 PM


My husband attended Mambo Italiano and thoroughly enjoyed the show and your music so well we bought your New CD. Great! Can hardly wait till the next show. Liz

Posted by: Liz at May 21, 2006 4:07 PM

Hey!!! really nice flog! i heard some things of you guys! you are really good! Bye!! =)

Posted by: Guido Francisco GarcĂ­a at May 23, 2006 4:51 PM

I would like to know where I could get that CD.

Posted by: Patsy at August 8, 2006 10:43 PM