Latin Carnaval Tango Revue

Dance Music of Argentina

Welcome to the Latin Carnaval Tango website!

Video Recordings

Recently Latin Carnaval met to record a video sampling of their wares at Melao's Club in Houston. Featured on the video excerpt is (from left to right): Edward Grigassy, guitar; Thomas Helton, bass; Rodrigo Gamboa, guitar / vocals / percussion; and Vladimir Kotsiouruba, violin. Lights and camera were generously provided by Rick Williams (thank you, Rick!).


Program:

Canaro en Paris (Tango), by Scarpino and Caldarella
Los Ejes de mi Carreta (Candombe), by Atahualpa Yupanqui (with vocals)
9 de Julio (Tango-Milonga), by Jose L. Padula
Nocturna (Milonga), by Julian Plaza

Click on image (or here) to play video

Upcoming Performances

Thursday, Sept 14, 2006

Noche de Tango at Melao's

7:30pm – 2am; $10 single / $15 couple

Thursday, Sept 21, 2006

Noche de Tango at Melao's

7:30pm – 2am; $10 single / $15 couple

Thursday, Sept 28, 2006

Noche de Tango at Melao's

7:30pm – 2am; $10 single / $15 couple

Latin Carnaval will perform dance music of Argentina. There will be Tangos, Valses, Milongas and Candombes. We will feature music composed by Gardel, Padula, Piazzolla, Villoldo and others. There are appetizers and a full range of drinks available.

Our lineup for the evening: Rodrigo Gamboa, guitar / vocals; Edward Grigassy, guitar; Vladimir Kotsiouruba, violin, and Special Guest on bass.

Melao's has a raised stage and a large wooden dance floor. The interior is decorated in an upbeat, festive Caribbean theme.

The address is: 6104 Wilcrest Dr., Houston, TX 77072 (at Wilcrest and Harwin, outside West Beltway)

Biography

In early 2000, Rodrigo Gamboa (guitar, vocals) and Edward Grigassy (guitar) began working together performing Latin standards and Argentine Tango for live local milongas. In 2001, Grigassy and Gamboa began performing under the group name "Latin Carnaval." As general interest in the band grew, specific musical and performance requests encouraged them to specialize in the Argentine Tango idiom. In 2003, they began playing exclusively dance music of South America under the name Latin Carnaval Tango Revue.”

Latin Carnaval specializes in performing tangos, valses, candombes and milongas in the style of the master musical groups of Argentina and its neighbors.

With their very diverse backgrounds (Texas, Colombia, Australia, Ukraine, Costa Rica and other locales), the members of Latin Carnaval bring a fresh new perspective to their interpretations of the great dance and art music of the western hemisphere.

Audio Samples

Latin Carnaval: Tango Revue can be heard on several tracks from the

Latin Carnaval debut CD: "Sueño de Barrilete"
(Download instructions below):


Better audio quality for these tracks of "Sueño de Barrilete" can be found here: CDBaby.com/cd/LatinCarnaval

Audio Recordings

Members of Latin Carnaval are currently in the studio working feverishly on several new audio projects. More to come....

Our group is featured on several tracks of "Sueño de Barrilete" (now available on-line at: CDBaby.com/cd/LatinCarnaval )


Video download instructions:

1. First, try clicking on the link to the file once with the LEFT mouse button. This will follow the link to YouTube.com which allows anyone to watch and review our video.
2. If that doesn't work, please email a message to the address below asking how to watch the video.

Audio download instructions:

1. First, try clicking on the link to the file once with the LEFT mouse button.
2. If that doesn't work, click on the link for the file you want with the RIGHT mouse button.
3. Select "Save Target As...".
4. Select the directory for the file.
5. After the file has downloaded, find the file with Windows Explorer or from the My Computer Desktop icon.
6. Double-click on the file to play it.
7. To play audio (MP3) files, you need software that plays MP3 files.


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To contact Latin Carnaval Tango Revue for more information:

Contact: Edward Grigassy

Phone: 713.283.0897
Email:
guitar@texas.net