Live Concert Photography: Tango Mediterraneo and Os Clavelitos
January 4, 2016
Early last week, my 2016 live show coverage started in earnest when I stopped at LIC Bar to initially catch Os Clavelitos, a New York-based American Samba quintet comprised of Chieko Honda (vocals), Anthony Lanni (guitar), Dan Kendall (bass), Livo Almeida (sax, flute), Uka Gameiro (drums) and Arei Sekiguchi that meshes breezy Brazilian rhythms and percussion with English lyrics. I wound up arriving early and catching the last batch of songs in Tango Mediterraneo‘s set. Comprised of Stratos Ahlatis (vocals, accordion), Emilio Solla (piano), Maurizio Najt (piano), Marija Kovacevic (violin), Yiorgos Kostopoulos (double bass), Maxfield Wollam-Fisher (cello), Tango Mediterraneo is a New York-based quartet (and sometimes trio) of rotating musicians with connections to the Mediterranean region that focuses on Argentine Tango melodies from the early 1920s and 1950s — a golden age of the genre, which featured the work of Juan d’Arienzo, Francisco Canaro, and Aníbal Troilo. Their material is also inspired by mposers as Astor Piazzolla, as well as songs other pieces from classical and jazz music arranged with rhythmical and aesthetic components of Argentine Tango.
Check out some photos from a night of gorgeous Latin music below.
(Tango Mediterraneo performing at LIC Bar last week.)
(Photo Caption: Os Clavelitos performing at LIC Bar last week.)