La Busca Tango CD Launch
Hot off their Tasmanian tour, La Busca launches their album at The Boite’s intimate acoustic space. Argentinian Juan Veron’s singing, inspired by Piazolla and Carlos Gardel, serenades the listener with the shared experience of tango. La Busca conjures a Buenos Aires Milonga.
The toast of folk festivals everywhere, this sextet plays to its strengths on this album, one of which is their Argentine born vocalist Juan Veron; Seven of the nine songs feature his vocals in a style which harks back to the Golden Era of pre- Piazolla tango. Inspired by Carlos Gardel, Juan’s vocals serenade the listener as he shares his experience of tango lived, breathed, danced and sung. Harnessing arrangements that evoke Laurenz, Canaro and Osvaldo Fresedo, Juan brings the spirit of the Milonga, the after dark tango dance parties of Buenos Aires, to the Boite for you to take home.
This ensemble is unusual as it features five female instrumentalists, arrangers and collaborators who support the vocalist but who also all partake in the limelight. Before vocalists took centre stage the tango orchestras in the pre-1940’s era was the musicians’ territory and in this tradition the orchestra played a whole cycle of the music before the vocals took part. In keeping with this style La Busca feature the violin, guitar, flute, double bass, accordion/piano/bandoneon before the singer begins.
Another old school feature of this recording is the balanced mix of sultry 4/4 tango, brisk waltzes and mesmerizing milongas, aimed to please Milonga audiences. La Busca mix up the rhythms to give the dancers the variety they are used to, and are rewarded by faithful attendance of tango dancers at most performances.
Hidden amongst the traditional tunes is a hidden gem the original tango ‘Noche de Cristal’ composed by the ensemble’s multi-instrumentalist Amy Lynch with lyrics by her Amor, vocalist Juan Veron. La Busca’s recent single is a startlingly lovely tune. Another surprise is the addition of a single Argentinian folk tune Mi Pueblo, Mi Casa, Mi Soledad. This chamamé has been given a modern twist by the composer, virtuosic accordionist Spasiuk and it features the string players in the band with mysterious, beautiful, haunting solos.
The toast of Cygnet and Tamar Valley folk festivals La Busca ‘wowed’ audiences in January with the repertoire on this album and are dying to share it with you. They have been invited to the National Folk Festival and Port Fairy. Catch them now before they skyrocket.
8pm, Saturday 24th March
1 Mark St, Nth Fitzroy
Tickets: $25/ $18 www.trybooking.com/DOUB
Enquiries: 9417 1983
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:30
Boite - Nth Fitzroy
Juan Veron, Amy Lynch (piano/accordion), Kirsty Pittman (Guitar), Elise Winterflood (double Bass), Jessica McLachlan (flute) and Caitlin French (violin)