*** Minors are welcome but must be accompanied by their own parent***
Rodolfo Caivano was born in Mendoza, Argentina, to a family of farmers, activists and musicians. His first steps were between Malbec, tango, folklore and the sharing of these in family and community. He subsequently found the bandoneón, along with his own artistic pathway, and has found music, and tango in particular, to be a beautiful and powerful way to forge connection with others. Before coming to Australia, Rodolfo played in Tango Orchestras and studied with "Maestros" in Buenos Aires. On arrival in Australia, he founded and participated in Tango orchestras in Melbourne Adelaide and Canberra as well as his own quintet "Just Us Tango" He perform regularly as a soloist or as guests. His latest proposal accentuates the more intimate side of Tango with Duo Caivano-Sawyer.
Kieran Sawyer is based in the Blue Mountains of NSW and from a young age has been fascinated by rhythm. He has studied guitar in Australia, Spain and most recently Argentina, living in Buenos Aires for 6 months in 2019 where he studied both tango and folklore with Mariano Heler and Sebastian Henriquez. His musical journey has spanned a number of genres including flamenco and jazz and he has previously performed with flamenco ensembles in Sydney and with Owen Salomé in a tango duo. He sees this new duo as an exciting platform to explore the nuanced and captivating rhythmic and harmonic movement of tango music.
They will also be joined by Helena Popovich (violin) and Charles Hudson (singer) for a number of pieces. Helena and Charles perform in multiple ensembles around Canberra and Australia, and it is a privilege to have musicians of this calibre join us.
Further guest performances will include; Reynaldo Castro, a well known figure in the latin music community, Fabrioco Tocco, an Argentine-Brazilian singer songwriter and composer, who has performed in Latin America, Europe and Canada. Fabrioco recently released his third studio album, 'Las aventuras Perdidas' (The Lost Adventures), where he set music to the surrealist poetry of Argentine author Alejandra Pizarnik, on the 50th anniversary of her death. Finally, Jamie Gifford will join Rodolfo for a bandoneón duet.