Tango Pohjan Tähden

by Tango Pohjan Tähden

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Tango Pohjan Tähden released its debut album in 2013, featuring pianist Timo Alakotila, who is one of Finland's most versatile and in-demand composers and arrangers. Tango Pohjan Tähden and Timo Alakotila have mixed traditional Finnish tangos with Argentine tango nuevo and American jazz to create a new sound, but the soul of Finnish Tango is never far under the surface of these new arrangements. The album features eight traditional tangos and waltzes by Finnish composers such as Unto Mononen and Toivo Kärki, as well as four original compositions by the group, all of which are perfect for dancing and listening alike!

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released 02 February 2013

Elina Koivusaari, vocals; Bob Barnes, accordion; Sara Pajunen, violin; Peter Susag, bass

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Tango Pohjan Tähden Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tango Pohjan Tähden (Tango North Star) is a Finnish tango quartet from Minneapolis. Tango Pohjan Tähden aims to re-interpret and modernize classic Finnish mid-century tangos in a way similar to that of "tango nuevo" in Argentina or other folk music revivals, with the ultimate goal of introducing Finnish tango to a new, global audience. Tango Pohjan Tähden released its debut album in 2013. ... more

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