Trio Garufa at the de Young
Celebrate the romance and sensuality of Jean Paul Gaultier with Argentine tango in a whirl of music, dance, love, and fashion presented by Trio Garufa and TangoCalifia.
This evening features a variety of tango dancers on stage from 6:00 to 6:45 and live music by Trio Garufa (6:45–7:15 and 7:45–8:15 p.m.).
Ramada Salieri and Yumiko Krupenina appear on stage for two special "Tangos for Gaultier." Winners of the official Argentine Tango USA Championship, sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires, they are will compete in the semifinals of the Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup 2012, to be held in Buenos Aires this August.
About Trio Garufa
Trio Garufa ranks among its generation's foremost interpreters of Argentine tango, mixing a deep respect for the Golden Era of tango with their passion for dancing and performing the music of Argentina.
Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Canada, and the United States. Trio Garufa performs classic Argentine tango from the golden era (1930s–1950s) as well as Argentine folk music, modern tangos from Piazzolla, original compositions, and electro-tango. It is the only tango ensemble based in the this country to have performed extensively in the milongas (tango dance clubs) of Buenos Aires. The international trio includes Guillermo Garcia (Argentina), guitar; Adrian Jost (Switzerland), bandoneón; and Sascha Jacobsen (California), bass.