Tangarte is an Argentinean-Swedish tango orchestra, founded in 1999 in Malmö, Sweden by the bandoneonist Juanjo Passo with the purpose of performing and spreading tango music from its birthplace, Rio de la Plata.
The orchestra’s music is the tango from Rio de la Plata, a repertoire with a great variety from the 1940’s and -50’s up to this date.
The orchestra is primarily specialized in playing music for dancing; for people to meet in the embrace of the tango and to be carried away by the music. But the programme is also suitable for concert performances.
Through the years he orchestra has performed at various tango and music festivals in Scandinavia, parts of Europe and South America. Main events include performing together with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, ”Doreen kommer hem” in national Swedish television SVT, performances in Buenos Aires, Rosario and Bariloche/Argentina, Valparaiso (Chile), Paris and Tarbes (France), Sevilla, Salamanca, Granada and Almería (Spain), Copenhagen Jazz Festival (Denmark), Helsinki, Tampere and Seinäjoki (Finland), Berlin/Germany, German TV NDR, Reykjavik (Icland), London and Chatsworth (England), Ankara (Turkey).
Orquesta Tangarte regularly invite great guest musicians, singers and dancers such as bandoneon players Juan José Mosalini, Luis Stazo (Sexteto Mayor), Victor Villena, Carlos Buono, Mercedes Krapovickas, Paolo Russo, Santiago Cimadevilla and Marcelo Mercadante, violinist Pablo Agri, pianists Gustavo Beytelmann, Cristian Zarate, Roger Helou and Juan Esteban Cuacci, guitarist Leonardo Sanchez, bass player Ignacio Varchausky and singers Claudia Pannone, Romina Bianco, Nayla Danchuk and Patricia Nora.
The latest record is “Rumores de orquesta” (monophon Sweden 2012).
Tangarte have previously recorded ”Lo que vendrá” (monophon Sweden, 2007), ”Ecos de Tango” (EDT/monophon Sweden, 2004) and ”Danzarin” (Skåneton/Hi-hat records).