Roberta on the Arts

Home
Contact Roberta
Jazz and Cabaret Corner
On Location with Roberta
In the Galleries: Artists and Photographers
Backstage with the Playwrights and Filmmakers
Classical and Cultural Connections
New CDs
Arts and Education
Onstage with the Dancers
Offstage with the Dancers
Upcoming Events
Special Events
Memorable Misadventures
Mailbag
Our Sponsors

Eduardo Tami and Mariano Castro
-Onstage with the Dancers

Check out our Sponsors
Check out our Sponsors

Eduardo Tami Website
With Tango Performance by
Jak Karako and Annatina
www.bailatango.com www.annatango.com

Guest Musician, Enrico Granafei on Harmonica
Trumpets Website

At
Satalla
www.satalla.com
37 West 26th Street
NY, NY
212.576.1155

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
October 19, 2004
Originally Published on ExploreDance.com

Program:

Set I:
Adios Nonino - Astor Piazzolla - Tango.
Alfonsina y el Mar (with Enrico Granafei) - Ariel Ramirez - Zamba.
Flor de Lino - Hector Stamponi - Waltz.
Milonga del Angel - Astor Piazzolla - Tango.
La Punalada - Pintin Castellanos - Milonga.
Chacarerosa - Mariano Castro - Chacarera.
Volver - Carlos Gardel - Tango Cancion (Jak and Annatina dance.)
Libertango (with Enrico Granafei)- Astor Piazzolla - Tango.

Set II:
Cafetin de Buenos Aires - Mariano Mores - Tango Cancion.
Naranjo en Flor - H. y V. Exposito - Tango (Jak and Annatina dance.)
Pedacito de Cielo - Hector Stamponi - Waltz (Jak and Annatina dance.)
Fuga y Misterio - Astor Piazzolla - Tango.
El Orientalito - Eduardo Tami - Candombe.
El Porteñito - Angel Villoldo - Milonga.
El Choclo - Angel Villoldo - Tango

Encore:
Taquito Militar - Mariano Mores - Milonga.

Tonight was very special at Satalla, as I had eagerly awaited this unique performance of Tango, a la piano and flute, no bandoneón. I knew that Eduardo Tami would create a sensational Tango event, even though there would be no public dancing (aka a milonga). However, to my wonderful surprise, friends Jak Karako, of Tango in Istanbul fame, and Annatina, from Empire Dance, his partner tonight, were on hand for an elegant demonstration of pure Tango and Milonga.

The Piazzolla works in Set I were unique in that both piano and flute switched leads with sensitivity, daring, and energetic emotion. Eduardo Tami, on flute, and guest, Enrico Granafei, on harmonica, both seasoned performers, who were jamming together for the first time, energized the crowd at Satalla. Mariano Castro effortlessly switched between piano and guitar as soloist or accompanist, and Castro is tremendously talented in authentic Tango repertoire. The vals (waltz) included a rapturous and swirling piano segment. Piazzolla's Milonga del Angel was mournful and heart-rending. La Punalada, a milonga, was rhythmic and rich. The Chacarera, meant for group folk dance, composed by pianist, Castro, had just the right liveliness and upbeat mood, with elements of contemporary classical genre.

Jak Karako and Annatina danced with grace and style, bending, leaning evocatively, and exhibiting the finest of Tango choreography that can be seen in NY.

Tami's arrangement of El Orientalito, was accompanied by Castro on guitar, adding to the lightness and uniqueness of this new interpretation. El Porteñito included tantalizing trills on Tami's flute with an ever-present classical motif. This was my first experience with a Tango flute concert, and Eduardo Tami is to be congratulated on a fine, professional performance, with a unique concept and very danceable melodies. Tonight I was content to dance with my heart.


Annatina, Hernan, and Pablo Beltramino, Deputy Consul General, Argentine Consulate, NY
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Mariano Castro at the Piano
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Mariano on Guitar
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Eduardo Tami's Trio
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Eduardo and Enrico Granafei
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Eduardo on Flute
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Mariano at the Piano
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jak Karako and Annatina Dance
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Mariano at the Piano
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Enrico on Harmonica
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jak and Annatina Dance
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jak and Annatina Dance
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Jak and Annatina Dance
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Eduardo on Flute
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Eduardo and Roberta
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Michael Yaacobi, Satalla Owner, and Eduardo
Photo courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower
 

For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net