New York City, USA – After touring the US from coast to coast, Buenos Aires-born vocalist Katie Viqueira returns to New York City to release her latest CD, Amores Torcidos (Freshsound Records), featuring her unique jazz-inflected blend of passionate Tangos, Candombes, Milongas and Chacareras.
Amores Torcidos has recently been accredited as the winner of the prestigious Independent Music Award Best World Music Album.
Viqueira will be performing at Joe’s Pub/Public Theater on Tuesday, April 5th, 2005. the show begins at 7:30 pm, $15 admission.The band features Katie Viqueira (voice); Nando Michelin (piano, arrangements); Bertram Lehmann (drums); Fernando Huergo (bass); Hector Del Curto (bandoneon);
Laura Arpiainen (violin); Julio Santillán (guitar); Franco Pinna (drums), and Felipe Salles (sax). Tango dancers: Fernanda Cajide and Darío Da Silva.
Assisted by pianist and arranger Nando Michelin, drummer Bertram Lehmann, bassist Fernando Huergo, violinist Laura Arpiainen, and special guest Hector Del Curto on bandoneón, Viqueira sets out to trace her musical roots. She continues the legacy of tango master Astor Piazzolla as one of the most active female vocal interpreters of his music. She will be among the very few to have performed all of Piazzolla’s best-known symphonic compositions. She performed in the 2002 U.S. premiere of his tango-oratory, Pueblo Joven, at NYC’s Town Hall, receiving the highest critical accolades for her work.
She has been summoned to be the lead vocalist in the operita-tango María de Buenos Aires, in a performance to be held this coming April in Seattle, Washington. Viqueira will perform the role of María, accompanied by the Seattle Chamber Players under the direction of maestro Pablo Zinger – himself a former associate of Piazzolla.
Joe’s Pub is located at 425 Lafayette St., New York, NY. For more information visit www.joespub.com or call 212-239-6200.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.