Southern Cone Quintet – St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London

Southern Cone Quintet at SOAS

Southern Cone Quintet Lunchtime Concert – St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 0

Friday December 16th 13.10 – 14-00

Southern Cone Quintet perform their last concert of 2016 at the prestigious St James Piccadilly as part of the popular lunchtime concerts series. The Ensemble will be premiering new arrangements and compositions.

Entry is free and open to all.

Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

The performers are as diverse as the music itself. They include a Chilean-born arranger and woodwind player, a Spanish prodigy accordionist, a classical violinist of Bosnian roots, as well as a jazz guitarist and double bassist (both British).

Anisa Arslanagić – violin
Claude Werner – clarinet/flute/arranger
James Kitchman – electric guitar
Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion
Louis Thomas – double bass

http://southernconequintet.com/

Southern Cone Quintet with Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade on accordion at Sands Films, 29th June 2016

The Southern Cone Quintet

This is the second outing for the Southern Cone Quintet in June. Led by the fabulous guitarist James Kitchman and featuring Inigo Mikeleiz-Berrade on accordion as well as a host of superb musicians including nothing-less-than amazing violinist Anisa Arslanagic who is mesmerising to watch. That is taking nothing away from all these talented musicians.

The Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

 

Concert kicks off at 19.45 at Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street, SE16 4HZ London, United Kingdom

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Bordel Q – Exciting new tango ensemble – 3rd May 2016 at Jamboree – 7.00 -11.00pm

Bordel Q- Tango Ensemble

Bordel Q – Nuevo Tango Ensemble

Bordel Q

 

 

 

 

Jamboree

566 Cable Street, E1W 3HB London, United Kingdom

19.00-23.00 £5 on the door.

Bordel Q is an exciting new quintet based in London, forging links between musical genres, styles and languages founded upon the diverse backgrounds of the ensemble’s members. Their amalgamation of jazz, classical and world music, and the eclecticism with which pieces are approached, result in music that is both old and new, clear yet complex, offering a rich and individual musical experience. Featuring the wonderful Maurizio Pala on accordion (whose CD together with Dan Teper is available on this site) and a wealth of fabulous musicians such as Anisa Arslanagic violin and viola, James Kitchman guitar, Michele Montolli double bass and Nuno Brito on percussion.
The quintet’s debut programme is in honour of Astor Piazzolla, whose works embody all musical elements the ensemble are dedicated to. Although a well known Argentinian composer of Tango, Astor also explored styles such as classical, contemporary and jazz, and created the genre ‘Nuevo Tango’. With original arrangements and interpretations of his music, Bordel Q take their audience on a colourful and virtuous musical journey.

 

-Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bordelq/

 

-Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bordelq

 

-band memebers:

 

Anisa Arslanagic violin and viola
James Kitchman guitar
Maurizio Pala accordion
Michele Montolli double bass
Nuno Brito percussions