SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH FOLK MUSIC & TANGO
20 April 2019 | Sat
11:00 – 12:30 | 90 mins
HK$500 per workshop / HK$1,900 for entire series
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
What are your favourite folk and dance songs? Did you know that folk music is actually all around us – they are the simple tunes that we often hum without consciously knowing that we know them.
At this workshop, Café 852 will bring to you an engaging performance, through which you and your child will be introduced to various musical cultures around the world. Through the technical mastery of Farley’s trumpet, Nazar’s accordion and Felix’s violin, you will delve into the rich cultural diversity of folk songs and embark on a musical voyage travelling from Russia, Serbia, Poland, Hungary, Spain, France, to Argentina.
With lots of music, movement and fun, your child will be introduced to the various instruments, the poly rhythms found in traditional folk music, unusual chords and intricate melodies, as well as the fiery passion of the popular Argentinean folk dance known as the Tango.
Recommended age: 3 – 10 years old
Workshop fee includes participation of one parent (optional) and one child
Workshop will be conducted in English
Please wear socks and comfortable clothes
Café 852 is Hong Kong's premier Tango band, performing live Tango, Milonga and Gypsy music.
The first of its kind in Hong Kong, this trio is formed by Nazar Tabachyshyn on the accordion, Soujit Ghosh on the guitar and Farley MacCluer on the bass and trumpet. Felix Tham of Cedar Academy frequently appears as a guest performer on the violin with the trio.
Each of the members of Café 852 brings their own musical style and flavour to create a unique, live, musical experience.
Café 852 performs regularly at both public and private events – including, the Freespace Happening at West Kowloon Cultural District, Taste of Hong Kong Festival, Lee Gardens’ EGGssentially Art!, the TRaiNX Charity Foundation charity gala concert, etc. Most recently in 2019, Café 852 was invited to perform “Por Una Cabeza” at a studio recording for RTHK, which was subsequently broadcast on television.
In 2018, Café 852 debuted its first album, “Camindo de Tango” with record label Lamma Studios, and is planning to launch a second album later this year.