Tango, Rock, Jazz…what the tango?!
What the Tango?! explores the alternative vein of tango music — danceable and laid back with acoustic versions and downtempo electronic remixes of the original material.
The band’s debut album takes the legendary flamenco voice of Vicente “El Cartucho” Griego, blends it with the chromodal saxophone lines World/Jazz musician and Professor of World Music at SFSU, Dr. Hafez Modirzadeh, mixes in the tango sounds of the bandoneón, with a rock backbeat in the percussion section, piano, jazz and classical bass, violins and electric guitar. The B side features remixes of the original material by 4 diverse DJs.
What The Tango?! is committed to pushing the boundaries of danceable tango music with a 21st century aesthetic and a boundary-breaking mindset suitable for dancing and listening.