TANGO HEMBRA, A FEMALE TANGO FESTIVAL
Monday July 22 from 14h to 16h
With Maria Cangiano
On March 9-10th Tango Hembra, the first Feminist International Tango Festival in Buenos Aires. The event gathered throughout two intense days around 50 women from the tango world: musicians, singers, communicators, dancers, researchers and administrators from the Tango cultural scene. The festival was launched and organized by women, movilized by their desire to built an equalitarian and inclusive space for women and dissident groups in a Tango world historically hegemonized by men. In this presentation the singer, composer, educator and historian, Dr. Maria Cangiano, a participant of Tango Hembra, will tell us about the Festival experience, as well as, the characteristics of the Tango Hembra movement, as part of the growing mobilization of women in Argentina supporting claims for the legalization of abortion, justice regarding cases of harrasment and rape, and the broader struggle against the growing social and political repression executed by the current neoliberal government.
Maria Cangiano is an Argentine singer, composer, educator and historian with an extensive international musical and academic career. Graduated with a doctorate in history in NYC, she became an unique interpreter of Astor Piazzolla ' vocal repertory, collaborating artistically and sharing prestigious scenarios, such as Joe 's Pub and Blue Note, in the US, Europe and Argentina with renowned musicians such us Octavio Brunetti, Fernando Otero and Pedro Giraudo among others. The international press considered her latest album Renaceré: Piazzolla x Cangiano (Epsa music, 2017) one of the best vocal versions registered of Piazzolla. This CD created in collaboration with pianist and composer Miguel Pereiro, nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2018, will be presented at the Hakodate World Music Festival in Japan this year.
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