By Pablo, from Death of Tango with Pablo, Saturdays from 6PM to 8PM
“Tango is dead” is one of the phrases that I heard most often growing up in Argentina. Many years have passed and times have changed, and now it is once again alive, and very much so!
To prove this to us, the Oscuro Quintet, a group of very talented musicians based in Philadelphia, have been playing tango music together since 2007.
They will be performing live today, Tuesday, June 11th, at 7:30 PM at El Rincón Argentino, 1603 W Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA.
This is a very casual and easy-going setting, a great way to listen to authentic tango music without going through the sometimes scary experience of going to a milonga (tango-dancing event).
The Quintet will feature two guests. Former quintet violinist June Bender will turn the quintet into the Oscuro Sextet for one night. Also, singer Pablo Andrade will join in for a few tunes.
Admission is free, and there will be a bar serving empanadas and drinks for very reasonable prices. El Rincón Argentino is a social club and all the proceeds go towards maintaining the space working, and organizing other events in the future.