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Ariel Ardit Singing Tango with Medellin's Philharmonic Orchestra Ariel Ardit Singing Tango with Medellin's Philharmonic Orchestra Filarmed

Medellin’s Philharmonic Orchestra Nominated for Latin Grammy

Published in Culture Written by  September 23 2016 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Medellin’s Philharmonic Orchestra (“Filarmed”) announced September 22 that it has been nominated for a Latin Grammy award for “Best Tango Album” for its live recorded performance last year of the iconic ballads that made Carlos Gardel the world’s most-famous tango singer.

The Filarmed recorded the ballads during Medellin’s annual Tango Festival along with Argentinian tango vocalist Ariel Ardit, who in recent years has become a regular visitor and star performer in Medellin -- the city where Gardel and poetic tango lyricist Alfredo Le Pera both died in a plane crash on June 27, 1935.

“After many years dreaming about paying homage to Carlos Gardel – my maximum point-of-reference – and after visiting Medellin in 2013, finally I felt the necessity to confront such a project: performing the entire repertory of songs from Gardel’s films with a symphonic orchestra on the 80th anniversary of his death,” Ardit said.

Among the album’s iconic songs -- with all music written by Gardel and lyrics by Le Pera --are Mi Buenos Aires Querido; Soledad; Cuesta Abajo; Golondrinas; El Día Que Me Quieras; Rubias de New York; and Volver.

Ardit – born in Córdoba in 1974 but living in Buenos Aires since 1982 – principally performs with smaller orchestral groups featuring bandoneon, piano, violin and contrabass. Prior to cutting the Gardel album with the Filarmed last year, Ardit recorded in 2014 another homage-album to the iconic bandoneon musician -- Aníbal Troilo 100 Años – in the world-famous Teatro Ópera in Buenos Aires.

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