Sun, August 4 4:00pm

Tango and Diaspora

Performing new music, dive into the musical story of the tango, including klezmer, Yiddish and Argentine Jewish tango.
Tango
all ages

part of Summer Music in the Garden

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Sun, August 4 4:00pm

Tango and Diaspora

Performing new music, dive into the musical story of the tango, including klezmer, Yiddish and Argentine Jewish tango.

Tango
all ages

part of Summer Music in the Garden

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

Take a deep dive into the origin story of the tango, including klezmer, Yiddish and Argentine Jewish tango, plus original music by Rebekah Wolkstein. They will perform music from their newest album, Silent Tears – the Last Yiddish Tango, which hit #1 on the world music charts in Europe.

Tango music developed in the slums of Buenos Aires. It is a fusion of its African origin and the various sounds of European immigrants, many of whom were Jews. Jewish people from across Europe and Russia have been immigrating to Argentina for hundreds of years. They brought with them dance music that was eventually mixed with Argentine tango.

During the interwar period, Yiddish tango gained significant popularity in the Jewish communities of Central Europe, with over 3,000 tangos written in Poland alone. This cultural phenomenon is now being revived through Payadora’s newest album, Silent Tears- the last Yiddish Tango, which has already topped the World Music Charts Europe. The album, featuring half of the music by violinist/vocalist and leader Rebekah Wolkstein, is a testament to the enduring influence of Yiddish tango.

About Payadora

Payadora is an award-winning ensemble that performs its own arrangements of a core repertoire drawing from Argentinian/Uruguayan traditions (tangos, milongas, waltzes and folk music such as the Zamba and chacarera), as well as original songs inspired by that tradition. Comprised of musicians who are each a musical powerhouse in their own right, this superstar group has combined their profound love of tango with their classical, jazz/world music backgrounds to create something entirely new. The Argentinian Consulate officially endorses Payadora.

Photo by artist.

Dates & Times

Sun, August 4
4:00pm 5:00pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required

Venue

Toronto Music Garden

479 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, ON