Monday 26 August, live from 9pm.
Award-winning troubadour Martin Alvarado is widely considered to be Argentina’s finest tango vocalist, and has won acclaim across the world for his mesmerising tenor voice, outstanding and carefully chosen repertoire and sublime live performances. This performance, in which he accompanies himself on acoustic guitar, marks the worldwide release of his last album Guitar Tango: Más Allá through the London-based World Music Network’s Riverboat label.
The Buenos Aires-born singer has been touring almost constantly for the past ten years performing in many major festivals and venues, his modern interpretations of tango and other south American styles appealing to many different music lovers, from opera and classical, to rock, jazz and folk. Earlier this year he won a Latin UK Award for Best Concert by International Artist of the Year.
His live performances have a simple honesty and emotionally engaging quality, combined with a relaxed and charismatic stage presence and light hearted rapport with his audiences. His repertoire includes work by Argentina’s and South America’s most celebrated poets and composers, including rarely heard work by Astor Piazzolla. Alvarado also writes his own compositions and lyrics.
‘Totally mesmerising… a tango epiphany. The world needs to experience this extreme form of aural pleasure’ Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 presenter
‘A brilliant singer’ BBC Radio Nottingham
‘Pure Argentinian seduction’ Nottingham Post
‘In Martin Alvarado’s hands - and moreover his voice - tango has found not just a curator but an innovator to take it forward. If you get a chance to see this man, grab it with both hands, you won’t see many of his like’ Glyn Philips, www.worldmusic.co.uk