Débora Russ
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Débora Russ

Paris, Île-de-France, France | INDIE

Paris, Île-de-France, France | INDIE
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"Mondomix - 01/04/2012"

"After Andares in 2009, a first album reflecting her taste for a contemporary tango opened to the jazz, she's back as an interpreter of a more classical repertoire, before Piazzola (...)"
"These tangos pendientes are brought back to some youth through the voice of this beautiful singer." - Mondomix

"La Marseillaise - 11/11/09"

"Discovering her voice, her temperament and her wealthy interpretation with a sensual and velvety tone, is like being transported by the music towards the depths of the human feelings (...) " - La Marseillaise


on her name :
- Andares - 2009 - Aeon
- Tangos Pendientes - 2012 - Accords Croisés / Harmonia Mundi

with others :
Aqui y ahora (w/ Gustavo Gancedo) - 2004
Les Fleurs Noires(w/ Les Fleurs Noires) - 2005



Who said you had to be born in Buenos Aires to make a name for yourself in the tango? Like some other great musicians - the bandoneonists Ciriaco Ortiz, Homero Manzi, Ruben Juarez, to name just a few - Debora Russ comes from Cordoba. Who said you had to have sucked the tango from a baby's bottle to be good at it?

Debora Russ was not born into a family of musicians, and her childhood was more nourished by the Spanish songs that kept alive her grandfather's nostalgia. As a child, she took flamenco dance classes and later even became a qualified teacher, but to hear her, we are not so far away from the tango: "In listening to Anibal Troilo, a genius of the bandoneon", she explains, "I always found something Andalusian in his music, well before knowing he was indeed a great connoisseur of flamenco"

In 2012, her new challenge carries the title "Tangos Pendientes": tangos waiting to be heard. She is accompanied by Victor Villena on bandoneon, Alejandro Schwartz on guitar and Mauricio Angarita on bass. For this disc, Debora Russ moves away from the contemporary to revisit some of the classics, not necessarily well known. " I created the list by asking people around me which tangos they like, or would like to hear me sing", she explains. It's a selection drawn from a repertoire of immense abundance. "There is no subject that has not been sung in the tango," adds Debora Russ. "By turns descriptive or philosophical, the tango expresses sadness, joy, love in all its facets and itsmysteries, social movements, politics, popular passions like football or horse racing, and even the sacred or the mystic."

Her new album "Tangos Pendientes" has been released on February 7th, 2012