Rodolfo Mederos to headline ‘Music of Argentina’

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LATIN Grammy Award nominee and renowned Argentine bandoneonist, composer and arranger Rodolfo Mederos returns to Manila to perform in commemoration of the 200 years of the Declaration of Independence of the Argentine Republic.

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Rodolfo Mederos Trio  members (from left) with Armando de la Vega, Rodolfo Mederos, and Sergio Rivas

Rodolfo Mederos Trio members (from left) with Armando de la Vega, Rodolfo Mederos, and Sergio Rivas

Mederos, along with guitarist Armando de la Vega and double-bass player Sergio Rivas, is set to play in a concert billed Rodolfo Mederos Trio: Intimacy  on July 9, 8 p.m. at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

The Rodolfo Mederos Trio is known to perform tango in a different and unexpected fashion.  They perform tango intimately through an eclectic repertoire combining classic and modern tango pieces.

The event is made possible by the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Presidency of the Argentine Republic, in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and supported by Rustan’s, Ralph’s Wines & Spirits, Titania Wine Cellar, Werdenberg International Corporation and Art .

In 2000, Rodolfo Mederos was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in the category of Best Tango Album for Eterno Buenos Aires in 1999, which featured him performing with a quintet comprised also of pianist Hernán Posetti, violinist Damián Bolotín, guitarist Armando de la Vega, and double bassist Sergio Rivas.

His successive two albums from the year 2000, Las Veredas de Saturno won a Gardel Award in 2001 while Tangos, a collaborative album with Nicolás “Colacho” Brizuela, earned a Latin Grammy Award nomination also in 2001.

Mederos commenced the first entry in which earned him a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Tango Album in 2007, the Comunidad-Intimidad-Soledad trilogy—Comunidad (2006), Intimidad (2007), and Soledad (2007).

Aside from being a performer, Rodolfo Mederos is also a biologist, filmmaker, carpenter, teacher and collector. According to his official website, his forceful personality has produced a profound effect on tango, developing a style fraught with popular essence and emotion, and drawing from every single note he strikes a myriad of deep roots and good taste.

On April 2015, Mederos performed as guest soloist in the last concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s 32nd Classics Season at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
For inquiries, call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999. Visit the Embassy of the Argentine Republic’s facebook page at facebook.com/ArgentinaEnFilipinas.

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