BIO

GYPSY MEETS TANGO

 


The music we play involves two different styles: gypsy and tango, whose blending gives rise to unique genre characterized by the passion and the euphoria coming from gypsy music and the melancholy and nostalgia from Argentinian tango.
Our music is sensitive and descriptive for it brings to mind the life experiences of Eastern European gypsies by means of chords and sounds that spring from Argentinian tango.

The songs, either sung in Romani and Russian or only instrumental, create a colourful palette of sounds which give testimony of gypsy stories and scenarios portraying: a spring morning, gatherings around the fire, cold evenings and the galloping of distant horses. They also describe the wind, dances, loves and dreams. Everything is there calling upon you to feel

ALEJANDRO MONTERO

Guitar 6 and 7 strings - Bouzouki - Balalaika - Caz - Tambura, Mandoline, Vocals


Having a passionate way of interpreting rather than an academic one, he developed a great ability in the art of strings: Guitar, Balalaika, Bouzouki, Violin, Tambura, Saz and Mandolina, which gave flavour to his balkanic, oriental and gypsy interpretations. He took part in Greek, Arabian, Jewish and Armenian bands (I-Xenites, Mikonos Ensemble, SefardÌ Ensamble, Qurtuba). In 2004 founded the gypsy tango band Zingaros with David Macchione.
In 2016 founded Tzigan gypsy tango trio with David Macchione.

DAVID MACCHIONE

Violin 4 and 5 strings, Vocals


Music Professor. He studied violin at the Suzuki oriented school and musical composition at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. He made incursions into various popular styles (like tango and Argentine folklore music). He performed as a guest musician with well-known artists, such as León Gieco and Los Calligaris. In 2004 founded the gypsy tango band Zingaros with Alejandro Montero.
In 2016 founded Tzigan gypsy tango trio with Alejandro Montero.

JUAN SANS

Accordion, Vocals

He developed his musical carrer as a pianist since he was 10 years studying popular music, rock and jazz. Graduated from the provincial conservatory Feliz T. Garzon as Professor of Arts in Music. He collaborated with Amparo Sanchez (Spain), Orquestre international du Vetex (Belgium and France), Vivi Pozzebón and Los Cocineros among others. He is a director and teacher of "La Higuera Escuela de Accordion". Since 2015, he has promoted and organized the “Córdoba Accordion Festival” In 2017 he joins ¨Tzigan ".

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