Los Chantas
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"Tango the night away at El Museo del Barrio"

Los Chantas ... take the stage to play their original arrangements of classic, nostalgia-laden tango songs.

Before you know it, you’ll be transported to a smoky bar in Buenos Aires circa 1929, where a suave man in a fedora sings melancholy songs of love. Is it really Carlos Gardel … or just the curtains of fog rising off Central Park and drifting across El Barrio? You’ll never know for sure. Tango is the stuff of mystery! - NY City Life Examiner

"Summer Nights: Milonga Tango Night with Los Chantas"

Kicking off this year's Summer Nights series will be Los Chantas, a multinational tango ensemble based in New York City. With original arrangements of songs by tangos greatest, Los Chantas incorporates a playful, improvised style fused with classical tangos, resulting in a unique flavor. - CUArts


Taconeando - 2008
Los Chantas - 2005



Los Chantas are a multinational tango ensemble based in New York City. Their repertoire draws from the great Argentine tango tradition from the "guardia vieja" to the present. Formed of seasoned tango musicians in New York City in 2002, the group has been a consistent feature of the New York tango scene for almost a decade.

Los Chantas perform easily in both dance and concert environments. At "milongas" (tango social dance parties) they mix plenty of traditional tango, milongas, walzes (Arolas, Gardel, De Caro, Mores, Troilo, Pugliese) along with some Piazzolla and original music. In a concert setting (clubs, festivals, concert halls, etc.) they throw down a mix of old and new, including modern twists on classics, grooving "tango nuevo" ala Piazzolla, and original compositions with influences including tango masters Plaza, Pugliese, Piazzolla, and Salgán, as well as jazz, folklore, rock, and other non-tango sources.

Los Chantas also have an educational dimension. They give workshops and master classes at colleges, music schools, and arts institutions, on topics including tango history, musicality, and the relation between tango music and dance. Classes and presentations are tailored to the skills and interests of the audience (musicians, dancers, students, or general public).

To find out more about this unique tango ensemble, see Los Chantas' Web site at


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