The Tami Tango Trio from Argentina will perform on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hope College Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.
The trio includes Eduardo Tami, who is a flautist from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and guitarist Pablo Fauaz and pianist Matias Feigin, both from Cuba. They are joined by a dance duo, Claudia Marciano and Antonio Saganias. The group will perform traditional Latin American tangos, faster paced milongas, alses (a tango version of the waltz) and African-inspired candombe music.
In May 2002, Tami recorded his first tango music CD, in duet with piano, titled "A Dedo y a Pulmon" (finger and lung, a pun referencing the parts of the body used to play each instrument). The repertoire mainly consists of music from the "Rio de la Plata," tangos, milongas, valses, candombes, as well pieces by classical Latin-American composers. So far he has recorded six CDs.
Tami began his flute studies in 1965 at the Conservatory of Music, "Juan Jose Castro." Upon graduating he had intensive activity performing with the conservatory's chamber ensemble in Buenos Aires and in the central part of the country. In 1980 he moved to Montevideo, Uruguay, for master classes with Santiago Bosco. In 1982, Tami moved back to Buenos Aires, where he became the first flute and member of the V.B.A. Symphonic Orchestra. Performing as a popular music arranger and performer, he toured with several artists all over Argentina. In 1987, he created and hosted the "Ensamble de Camara de Vicente Lopez," supported by the city hall of the city of Vicente Lopez and sponsored by several private companies. Currently he is a member of UB Tango, an orchestra conduced by the prestigious Lucho Repetto, and also of the Carla Algeri Quartet. Tami also works as a columnist in the magazine "MUSICA" edited in MedellinColombia.
Individual tickets are $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for children 18 and under, and are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse. The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and may be called at (616) 395-7890. Public tickets are also available for purchase online at https://tickets.hope.edu/ticketing.
The DeVos Fieldhouse is located at 222 Fairbanks Ave., between Ninth and 11th streets. The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.