Thursday, September 20, 2007

Come celebrate UN International Peace Day with a Tango Embrace at "Historia" Tango/Jazz CD Release Party !

TANGO REVOLUTION, a weekly Sunday Argentine Tango music and dance event, celebrates the UN coined “International Day of Peace and Global Ceasefire” (September 21) by hosting a special Tango/Jazz CD release party of “Historia” by Thomas Yee and Jose Rodriguez violin/guitar duo.

from 5:30-9:30pm at:
1667 Market Street @ Gough (one block from So. Van Ness)
San Francisco 94103
Nearest Bart: Civic Center

For this special concert there is a $5 donation cover @ door
Contact info:

5:30pm Doors open with Live Tango music
6-7pm Beginners Tango Dance Lesson by Sonja Riket (Best Tango Teacher 7x7 Mag.2006)
7-7:30pm Open Floor Tango Dancing
7:30-8pm Performance by Thomas Yee and Jose Rodriguez violin/guitar duo.
8-9:30pm Yee-Rodriguez Duo and Friends Tango Jam with Open Floor Dancing and "Historia" CD Release Signing (CD available at $15)

Thomas and Jose’s friendship and musical partnership is a great example of how the power of the arts can bridge the differences between two very distinct cultures, one Korean and one Mexican.

They met during their studies at the SF Conservatory of Music and between them have won several awards, scholarships and competitions. Their talent and musical tastes brought together a dynamic and close collaboration during many recitals and concerts after their Master Degree graduation. Their debut CD reflects a culmination of their work together: a program of Tangos. Spanish dances, folk dances and jazz standards as a mark of “Historia” in their careers. As professional musicians they play with many symphonies and orchestras throughout California and have collaborated several times with Tango Revolution events. Their performance is infectious and undoubtedly will stir you to dance. Come out to support the debut CD of these talented musicians and be prepared to have a VERY good time at Tango Revolution!

Tango Revolution is a weekly neighborhood educational project to offer anyone the opportunity to learn and experience the social aspect of Argentine Tango dance, music and history. By holding the event in an accessible café on a Sunday afternoon we encourage the spontaneous inclusion of music and dance in our everyday life as a communal experience. We offer the beautiful connection between human beings in the Tango Embrace as a common ground and antidote against the isolation, separation and fearful existence we are led to believe is necessary. What better way to connect with each other across our differences than the non-verbal power of a musical and dance embrace, listening and moving together as one?

Tango Revolution is a program of Intimate Embrace Tango, which envisions Argentine Tango as a relational matrix of connection to ourselves, each other and the world. We organize classes, workshops, cultural, social awareness- and fundraising events around critical issues of our time.

Come watch, listen or join in the dance! All ages are welcome. No dance experience or partner necessary.