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Intimate Tango

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Clonick Hall, Bertram and Judith Kohl Building 77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Internationally renowned tango artists perform an evening of intimate tango music. Featuring Cristina Pérsico, singer; Daniel Binelli, bandoneón; and Polly Ferman, piano 

This event is free, but seating is limited.

Intimate Tango is part two of a two-evening series featuring tango music. Part one of this series, "Queer Milonga," takes place April 13 at 9 pm in Wilder Main. Click here for the event listing.

This event is sponsored by the Mary Goetze World Music Fund, the Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures, the Department of Hispanic Studies, La Casa Hispánica, the Department of Ethnomusicology, the Department of French and Italian, the Department of Latin American Studies, and the Year of the Queer.


A singer, actress, voice teacher, and sociologist, Cristina Pérsico is a master of “the spoken word” in tango song. Her repertoire also extends to other genres and to a variety of venues and recordings: Madrid’s Evita Opera Rock, Ropa limpia y zapatetas nuevas (a selection of Sephardic songs), popular Italian canzonettas: Napoli Canzonette and Napoli: Ciudad porteña de mi único querer. Most recently, her participation in Raíces del flamenco: De sefarad al cante jondo received enthusiastic reviews. Born in Buenos Aires, she has performed tango in her native city, Cuba and Spain.


Internationally renowned composer, arranger and master of the bandoneon, Argentine Daniel Binelli is also widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent and torchbearer of the music of Astor Piazzolla. In 1989 Daniel Binelli joined Astor Piazzolla´s New Tango Sextet, touring internationally. A seasoned composer in his own right, Binelli has created and arranged music for solo instruments, quintet, chamber and symphonic orchestras, dance and film music. He is versatile in traditional tango styles and contemporary tango idioms.


Pianist Polly Ferman is creator and director of GlamourTango, a multimedia music and dance performance, celebrating women in tango.  Ferman has been a featured soloist with numerous internationally known symphonies and her recordings constitute one of the world’s most extensive collections of Latin American repertoire. She is the founder and CEO of New York-based PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc.), a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote better understanding among the various countries and cultures of the Americas.

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