Award-winning tango singer at Jagz, Ascot tomorrow
Published: 7 Sep 2013 12:300 comments
A man dubbed 'the voice of tango’ is finishing his 25th international tour with a special free appearance.
Award-winning Argentinian tango singer Martin Alvarado will end his 16 week European tour with a free performance at Jagz in Ascot tomorrow.
Accompanying himself on the acoustic guitar the acclaimed troubadour will give a short performance starting at 1pm, before going on to launch his fourth album 'Guitar Tango: Más Allá’ in London later that day.
The album, which is due to be released on August 26, features renowned Argentine guitarist, Horacio Avilano and his trio, and includes a variety of Argentinian styles: tango, milonga, vals, and zamba.
The performance will include songs from all four of his albums, which include work by Argentina’s most celebrated poets and composers, as well as Alvarado’s own compositions, some of which have not yet been released.
Martin said: “The tour has been great so far, I feel really happy with the reception I’ve been getting so far.
“My best experience so far was at a little town called Phytaa in Finland so I’m hoping my gig at Ascot will match that.
“I am sure it will be a memorable experience, and hopefully it will be the first of many performances at the club.”
Alvarado won a Latin UK Award for “Concert by International Artist of the Year” this year, and has earned world-wide acclaim for his voice, commanding and charismatic stage presence and outstanding repertoire. BBC Radio 3 presenter Max Reinhardt described him as “a tango epiphany”, saying “The world needs to experience this extreme form of aural pleasure.”
Lisa Cherry-Downes, Alvarado’s UK manager, said: “Martín always gets a terrific reception wherever and whenever he sings. He appeals to all sorts of music lovers, from opera to rock. But they all have one thing in common by the end of his concerts – they have all fallen in love his exceptional voice and mesmerising interpretations of this wonderful music from South America.”