About the Dutch International Tangoweek

The Dutch Tangoweek Foundation’s mission since 2013 is to make the Argentine Tango as a cultural movement more visible in the Netherlands. We want to give this cultural heritage the place it deserves.

Our events are characterized by live music of the highest international level in places where the atmosphere of the music is at its best. Because dance is an important form of musical experience, we always provide a dance floor.

In just a few years, our events have grown into a platform for national and international top talent that cares about the Argentine tango and is committed to maintaining and protecting this Unesco cultural movement in the Netherlands.

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Omar Mollo (AR)
Omar Mollo (AR)

Omar Mollo lived in Pergamino, a rural town in the north of the province of Buenos Aires. Here he started singing and learned to play the guitar. In a few years he was a young and excellent guitarist, and the leader of a legendary rock band in the western suburbs. One day however, as if following the strange fortune of an imaginative plan, Mollo stumbled upon the tango and once they were face to face, the tango spoke directly to him, and he heard it say: "Hey, you're old enough now to start telling us the things that actually happen to us". In May 2018, the digital edition "TANGO COSMOPOLITA" will be launched on the commercial market and Sony Music Argentina, simultaneously in physical formats CD and vinyl. It is nominated for a Latin Grammy.

Omar Mollo (AR)
Omar Mollo (AR)

Omar Mollo lived in Pergamino, a rural town in the north of the province of Buenos Aires. Here he started singing and learned to play the guitar. In a few years he was a young and excellent guitarist, and the leader of a legendary rock band in the western suburbs. One day however, as if following the strange fortune of an imaginative plan, Mollo stumbled upon the tango and once they were face to face, the tango spoke directly to him, and he heard it say: "Hey, you're old enough now to start telling us the things that actually happen to us". In May 2018, the digital edition "TANGO COSMOPOLITA" will be launched on the commercial market and Sony Music Argentina, simultaneously in physical formats CD and vinyl. It is nominated for a Latin Grammy.

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Cuarteto Rotterdam (DE)

The quartet was founded in 2004 during their joint study at the Rotterdam Academy of World Music (study tango) and is named after its "birthplace". Since 2007 the musicians of the quartet live in Berlin and Stuttgart. For them tango is passion, virtuosity and strength. Conscious of tradition, they bring the initially even happier tangos of the "Guardia Vieja" to the stage with great ease. They present the golden age of tango of the 40's in a compact quartet sound with the highlights of the great orchestras such as Di Sarli, Troilo, D'Arienzo, Pugliese or Salgán. In addition, the quartet feels so connected to the demanding Tango Nuevo composer Astor Piazzolla that the deep melancholy and complexity of this music is always palpable. The musicians are also curious about the new in tango. In their quest for the tango of the 21st century, they present Argentinean and European tango compositions of the present in their concert & dance programme.

Cuarteto Rotterdam (DE)

The quartet was founded in 2004 during their joint study at the Rotterdam Academy of World Music (study tango) and is named after its "birthplace". Since 2007 the musicians of the quartet live in Berlin and Stuttgart. For them tango is passion, virtuosity and strength. Conscious of tradition, they bring the initially even happier tangos of the "Guardia Vieja" to the stage with great ease. They present the golden age of tango of the 40's in a compact quartet sound with the highlights of the great orchestras such as Di Sarli, Troilo, D'Arienzo, Pugliese or Salgán. In addition, the quartet feels so connected to the demanding Tango Nuevo composer Astor Piazzolla that the deep melancholy and complexity of this music is always palpable. The musicians are also curious about the new in tango. In their quest for the tango of the 21st century, they present Argentinean and European tango compositions of the present in their concert & dance programme.

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Ensemble Hyperion (IT)

The Italian Ensemble Hyperion was founded in 1992. Since then, this large orchestra has specialised in contemporary tango music and has been inspired by the repertoire of Astor Piazzola, among others. Since their foundation, they have performed more than 1,000 shows on different stages throughout Europe. Both at renowned tango festivals as well as during various theatre tours and concerts they bring their audience in higher spheres by their beautiful sounds.
They sometimes have a changing line-up and often collaborate with other professional European musicians and singers. They have also played for well-known international tango maestros such as Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes and Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda. We are therefore very proud that Ensemble Hyperion has once again chosen our festival to perform. Dance, listen and enjoy this versatile orchestra.

Ensemble Hyperion (IT)

The Italian Ensemble Hyperion was founded in 1992. Since then, this large orchestra has specialised in contemporary tango music and has been inspired by the repertoire of Astor Piazzola, among others. Since their foundation, they have performed more than 1,000 shows on different stages throughout Europe. Both at renowned tango festivals as well as during various theatre tours and concerts they bring their audience in higher spheres by their beautiful sounds.
They sometimes have a changing line-up and often collaborate with other professional European musicians and singers. They have also played for well-known international tango maestros such as Sebastian Arce & Mariana Montes and Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda. We are therefore very proud that Ensemble Hyperion has once again chosen our festival to perform. Dance, listen and enjoy this versatile orchestra.

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Julie & Andreas Rokseth
Julie & Andreas (NO)

Extraordinary in his combinations, together with a touch of daring. That is what these classically trained virtuosos are all about. Their instruments, harp and bandoneon, seem a strange combination at first sight. Yet his brother and sister have taken up the challenge. And with success: the result is real... ...breathtaking. With their unique combination of harp and bandoneon, the duo presents their new tango record "With the sky in our hands - the tangos". The album premiered in front of a full house of enthusiastic Argentineans at the world's biggest tango festival in Buenos Aires.
With this concert they make the statement "The harp - no tango tourist", with a repertoire of groundbreaking, yet venerable tango arrangements. With "Alma Herida" Julie invokes the immense emotional potential of overtones in the deep register of the harp using new tango harp techniques. This leads us to the soul-destroying adaptation of J.C. Cobián's "Los Mareados" by the duo. They will also present some of their characteristic compositions, influenced by Norwegian and Celtic folk music and the Argentine tango.

Julie & Andreas Rokseth
Julie & Andreas (NO)

Extraordinary in his combinations, together with a touch of daring. That is what these classically trained virtuosos are all about. Their instruments, harp and bandoneon, seem a strange combination at first sight. Yet his brother and sister have taken up the challenge. And with success: the result is real... ...breathtaking. With their unique combination of harp and bandoneon, the duo presents their new tango record "With the sky in our hands - the tangos". The album premiered in front of a full house of enthusiastic Argentineans at the world's biggest tango festival in Buenos Aires.
With this concert they make the statement "The harp - no tango tourist", with a repertoire of groundbreaking, yet venerable tango arrangements. With "Alma Herida" Julie invokes the immense emotional potential of overtones in the deep register of the harp using new tango harp techniques. This leads us to the soul-destroying adaptation of J.C. Cobián's "Los Mareados" by the duo. They will also present some of their characteristic compositions, influenced by Norwegian and Celtic folk music and the Argentine tango.

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Trio Martin de Ruiter (NL)

Spring 1954 ... Paris ... Astor Piazzolla is about to return to Argentina after a stay of a few months in France. Just before his departure, he attends another concert: a jazz octet conducted by baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan. It is a revelation for Piazzolla. Back in Argentina, he immediately founded his Octeto Buenos Aires; modelled after a jazz band, with plenty of room for improvisation and with, sensational for the time, an electric guitar in the line-up. The encounter between these two music giants led to a real fusion of tango and jazz for the first time. During this concert, as a listener and as a dancer, you will experience the freedom that live tango offers.

Trio Martin de Ruiter (NL)

Spring 1954 ... Paris ... Astor Piazzolla is about to return to Argentina after a stay of a few months in France. Just before his departure, he attends another concert: a jazz octet conducted by baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan. It is a revelation for Piazzolla. Back in Argentina, he immediately founded his Octeto Buenos Aires; modelled after a jazz band, with plenty of room for improvisation and with, sensational for the time, an electric guitar in the line-up. The encounter between these two music giants led to a real fusion of tango and jazz for the first time. During this concert, as a listener and as a dancer, you will experience the freedom that live tango offers.

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Sexteto Milonguero
Sexteto Milonguero (AR)

Sexteto Milonguero, is no stranger to the Netherlands. Usually they visit concert halls where the audience has to sit still and listen. During the Dutch Tangoweek we present them in a Tangoclub setting. You can dance with them, but you certainly don't have to. In 2 sets of 45 minutes they turn the hall upside down with famous classics that never sounded like this evening.
The Sexteto Milonguero was founded in 2006 by Javier Di Ciriaco with the desire to bring a danceable repertoire, as often heard in the milonga's (dance evenings) of Buenos Aires.  The sextet takes you to the neighborhood milongas of Buenos Aires in the 40s. Where the famous orchestras of yesteryear performed their music live.  They play danceable classics and their own compositions. The vision of the musicians on the music has always been incorporated in their interpretations. 

Sexteto Milonguero
Sexteto Milonguero (AR)

Sexteto Milonguero, is no stranger to the Netherlands. Usually they visit concert halls where the audience has to sit still and listen. During the Dutch Tangoweek we present them in a Tangoclub setting. You can dance with them, but you certainly don't have to. In 2 sets of 45 minutes they turn the hall upside down with famous classics that never sounded like this evening.
The Sexteto Milonguero was founded in 2006 by Javier Di Ciriaco with the desire to bring a danceable repertoire, as often heard in the milonga's (dance evenings) of Buenos Aires.  The sextet takes you to the neighborhood milongas of Buenos Aires in the 40s. Where the famous orchestras of yesteryear performed their music live.  They play danceable classics and their own compositions. The vision of the musicians on the music has always been incorporated in their interpretations. 

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Roffa Tango Trio (NL)

Roffa Tango Trio focuses on existing 'contemporary' tango and looks for new influences within the multi-faceted music genre. Through their modern drive for innovation, the members succeed in creating their own style and tell a challenging, contemporary story. A story about 'leading, following and feeling', about combining different musical cultures, about both passionate seduction and melancholic nostalgia. A quirky mix of traditional tango, classical music and jazz. They also make their own arrangements, including music by Astor Piazzolla and compose their own songs.

Roffa Tango Trio (NL)

Roffa Tango Trio focuses on existing 'contemporary' tango and looks for new influences within the multi-faceted music genre. Through their modern drive for innovation, the members succeed in creating their own style and tell a challenging, contemporary story. A story about 'leading, following and feeling', about combining different musical cultures, about both passionate seduction and melancholic nostalgia. A quirky mix of traditional tango, classical music and jazz. They also make their own arrangements, including music by Astor Piazzolla and compose their own songs.

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El Cachivache
El Cachivache (AR)

El Cachivache Quinteto is currently one of the most popular tango groups and is widely recognized in the world music scene. The group is sometimes called 'Tango Punk' and is characterized by its unmistakably creative, original and very 'danceable' style. Some call them 'modern buffoons', others describe the music as 'communal flat groove', and both are true. El Cachivache serves his music in a powerful way with a good dose of humour, mixing traditional tango music with a post-punk aura, which at the same time scares and attracts fear. The music creates witty songs that liven up the already energetic performances. The band is very popular in their hometown Buenos Aires and plays about 90 concerts a year.

El Cachivache
El Cachivache (AR)

El Cachivache Quinteto is currently one of the most popular tango groups and is widely recognized in the world music scene. The group is sometimes called 'Tango Punk' and is characterized by its unmistakably creative, original and very 'danceable' style. Some call them 'modern buffoons', others describe the music as 'communal flat groove', and both are true. El Cachivache serves his music in a powerful way with a good dose of humour, mixing traditional tango music with a post-punk aura, which at the same time scares and attracts fear. The music creates witty songs that liven up the already energetic performances. The band is very popular in their hometown Buenos Aires and plays about 90 concerts a year.

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Opus Cuatro (AR)

With limited and sometimes even without instruments, the men of Opus Cuatro create a special atmosphere with their voices. When the four voices sound together a complete orchestra seems to play. The group's masterly voices are now known on stages throughout America, Europe and Japan. Since its foundation in 1968, the group has increasingly focused on tangos and other South American repertoire. Opus Cuatro has given more than 7800 concerts in theaters and on radio and TV in more than 450 cities around the world. The size of the audience ranged from a few dozen at private concerts to 300,000 during the transition to the new millennium in Buenos Aires. They can be heard almost every year at Cosquín's major music festival. The 4 voices sound like a full orchestra. A special quality. They released 22 CDs. In 2002 they received the Premio Carlos Gardel for their CD Tangos, valses y milongas. The prize, similar to the Dutch Edison, was awarded in the category "tango CD of group or orchestra". In 2011 they received the Premio Gardel for their Opus Cuatro-Sinfonico.

Opus Cuatro (AR)

With limited and sometimes even without instruments, the men of Opus Cuatro create a special atmosphere with their voices. When the four voices sound together a complete orchestra seems to play. The group's masterly voices are now known on stages throughout America, Europe and Japan. Since its foundation in 1968, the group has increasingly focused on tangos and other South American repertoire. Opus Cuatro has given more than 7800 concerts in theaters and on radio and TV in more than 450 cities around the world. The size of the audience ranged from a few dozen at private concerts to 300,000 during the transition to the new millennium in Buenos Aires. They can be heard almost every year at Cosquín's major music festival. The 4 voices sound like a full orchestra. A special quality. They released 22 CDs. In 2002 they received the Premio Carlos Gardel for their CD Tangos, valses y milongas. The prize, similar to the Dutch Edison, was awarded in the category "tango CD of group or orchestra". In 2011 they received the Premio Gardel for their Opus Cuatro-Sinfonico.

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Our Tangoclubs

Tangoclub Kasteel de Haar

Discover the enchantment of the coach house of Castle de Haar. Since 2014 we have been here with the best national and international artists. It is one of the oldest and most famous of our tango clubs that is sold out year after year.

Tangoclub Kasteel de Haar

Tangoclub De Vereeniging

Societeit de Vereeniging is located in a beautiful spot in the centre of Utrecht. A building with a long history and of course already the special atmosphere that fits a Tangoclub, In 2009 we organized here the first events that would lay the foundation, the current Tangoclubs and the festival.

Tangoclub De Vereeniging

Tangoclub Kasteel Maurick

Hidden in the greenery of the Brabantse Land lies Castle Maurick. Just a stone's throw from Den Bosch you will find this special place where you can still feel the history. A place that fits seamlessly with the quality and experience we would like to offer. Among others the famous orchestra Opus Cuatro was a guest here.

Tangoclub Kasteel Maurick

Tangoclub Amsterdam Centraal Station

Perhaps the easiest place to reach in the Netherlands. At the Central Station of Amsterdam we organized a Tangoclub several times. The atmosphere of the 30's that the Wachtkamer 1st class exudes fits perfectly with the time when the Argentine Tango was celebrating its heyday.

Tangoclub Amsterdam Centraal Station

Tangoclub Paviljoen de Witte

The former summer palace of Queen Wilhelmina, located on the dune tops near The Hague, is an attractive setting to experience the Argentine Tango. With a unique view of the sea and of course an excellent cuisine.

Tangoclub Paviljoen de Witte

Tangoclub Villa Sonsbeek

Located on a hill in Arnhem, this is a special location for a beautiful event. With a view over the city and a beautiful private balcony, visitors could briefly feel like a prince or princess here.

Tangoclub Villa Sonsbeek

Tangoclub Beurs van Berlage

Our history started in 2013 with a special Tangoclub in the Beurs van Berlage, the striking building of architect Berlage in the centre of Amsterdam.

Tangoclub Beurs van Berlage

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