Zully Goldfarb (Argentina) featuring Roxana and Fabian (Toronto)
At Door: $25
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
231 Queens Quay West
From Buenos Aires comes Argentina’s leading purveyor of authentic Yiddish tango music. Like the immigrant Jewish musicians of New York’s Lower East Side, who melded the Jazz and Tin Pan Alley sounds of America with the old world sounds of the shtetl, Argentinian musicians have for decades woven their Yiddish musical heritage with that of their adopted home, resulting in a stunning hybrid form. With her mellifluous voice and charming presence, Zully Goldfarb performs a unique repertoire of indigenous Argentinian Yiddish tangos and rearrangements of Yiddish classics like “Papirosn” and “Mayn Yiddishe Mame” in tango style. Accompanied by piano, bass, and bandoneon, and featuring live onstage tango dancers, Toronto’s own Roxana and Fabian of Tango De Oro, Zully Goldfarb’s North American premiere at Ashkenaz will be one of the festival highlights.
Roxana & Fabian are Toronto’s leading tango dancers. Like the Tango itself, both were born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and since their childhoods they have lived and breathed the Tango culture. More than a couple, when they dance they transform themselves into a single spirit to express desire, passion, love and sadness. Their performances and teaching have been enthusiastically embraced by audiences and presenters the world over, including Canada, the US, Uruguay, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Japan, Europe, and Argentina. They have performed as soloist with symphony orchestras across Canada and the US, and have won a number of awards for their work.