woensdag 13 mei 2009

Quinteto Arrastre wins Doble Ocho Music Contest

The winner of the second tango music contest 'Concurso del Ocho 'is the quinteto Árrastre 'founded by guitar player Elliot Muuses. The quinteto played during the Doble Ocho friday night salon after the winner was announced by Mr. Marani, Cultural Attachee from the Ambassy of the Republic of Argentine. They competed earlier that friday april 10 with 2 other finalists, Maria Fernandez and Norman Peplov and the trio Papas Calientes. The Concurso del Ocho is sponsored by dance centre El Corte, and founder Eric Jeurissen handed over the special Concurso award.

The professional Jury was formed by :
- Dhr. Leo Vervelde
Artistic Manager RWMA
Leader & Director Gran Orquesta Tipica OTRA
- Mr. Julián Peralta,
Piano player, Composer, member of Asterillo Tango
- Mr. Lukas Groen
Composer and Conductor
- Ms. Maria Jose Ortiz
Singer, guest teacher Rotterdam Conservatorium

Watch an impression of their performance here

The final performance of Arrastre is filmed by WERELDOMROEP. Is is a special about Argentine Music in Europe/ Netherlands. Also Juan Parelta from ASTILLERO is interviewed in this special. watch it on YOUTUBE

Read an interview with Elliot Muuses, founder of Arrastre, here ( in Dutch )

Elliot Muusses and Quinteto Arrastre will broadcast live at Concertzender

Quinteto Arrastre will also be broadcasted on RADIO in The Netherlands.
date and place: June 14th, from 14hrs-15hrs www.concertzender.nl

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