Dancing from Argentina to Arizona

Argentinian band

Get your pulse racing and your feet tapping to the Latin American sounds of Trio Garufa in “Dancing from Argentina to Arizona” at 7:30 p.m. April 6 in Ardrey Auditorium.

Presented by the NAU Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, the program demonstrates new and classical forms of Argentine Tangos by Trio Garufa with dance performances by guest artists Homer Ladas, Cristina Ladas and Andrea Fuchilieri.

Trio Garufa includes Guillermo Garcia on guitar, Adrian Jost on banyan/bandoneon and Sascha Jacobsen on bass. Trio Garufa interprets Argentine Tango—they mix the traditional tango of the Golden Era with the innovation of the modern Nuevo Tango movement.

The perfomance comes to Flagstaff from San Francisco as part of the “Arizona Tango Exchange–Flagstaff.”  The weekend consists of dance workshops—including a Flagstaff Art Walk event, a Milonga (an Argentine Tango dance party) with live music by Trio Garufa and a musician’s workshop to instruct local musicians how to play tango-style music.

The event is sponsored by NAU’s School of Music, USA Dance Flagstaff Chapter, city of Flagstaff BBB Revenues and Flagstaff Cultural Partners. A donation of $15 is suggested.

For information, e-mail Earl.Duque@gmail.com or call (928)600-2450.