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Ensemble Mariposa

A single common denominator: the passion for tango in all its forms... listened, danced, played.

Tango dancers, instrument teachers

The Ensemble Mariposa is inspired by the classical tradition of the Argentine tango of the "Golden Age" for the type of song arrangements.

The tango for the Ensemble Mariposa is culture, a meeting that does not need words, social masks, but just listening to another body, along with music.

Members of the Ensemble:

  • Emilia Belfiore (violin)
  • Denis Marino (guitar)
  • Seby Burgio (piano)
  • Kim Baiunco (bass)
  • Marisa Mercadé [Arg] (bandoneon)

The ensemble was founded in 2011, thanks to the encouragement of Angelo Grasso and Elena Alberti, immediately becoming the strenght of CataniaTangoFestival 2011.

The Ensemble Mariposa consists of Italian-Argentine musicians and proposes the classics of Argentine tango in original arrangements, developed specifically for the Ensemble: a vast repertoire of songs perfect to accompany dancing (during milonga or shows) or simply for listening.

These music programs are carefully selected and differentiated for the several different purposes.

The Ensemble Mariposa, during these years of intense activity performed concert in the most important milongas, it has also been a guest on several Argentine Tango Festival, and for the occasion international couples of artist have danced on his music (Zotto y Guspero, Barrios y Melo, Corbata y Cionci, Veredice y Hobert, Rosas y Natoli, Reis y Lavandeira, Cardozo y Klurfan, Murat y Michelle Erdemsel).


"The Argentine Tango is an indestructible virus:
not all become infected, but when it happen this is irreversible."

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Sandra Rumolino

Sandra Rumolino is part of this category of singer who delivers pure emotion through her voice, her subtle and refined phrasing and her attitude like a feeling that appears with evidence on each song.

Her strong and luminous charm allows us to re discover Tango, smothered in gomina for too long by the old stereotypes. It is with a unique and feminine proposal that she knows how to interpret with depth and subtlety the famous Argentinian spleen.

Just like the Tango, she was born in Buenos-Aires but it is to get to Paris and from there that she will cross the world. Ever since her Parisians debut in 1987, at the famous Argentinian Cabaret Les Trottoirs de Buenos-Aires she became an accomplice to - amongst many others - the Bandeonionist Juan-José Mosalini, as well composers and piano innovators such as Gustavo Beytelmann or Gerardo Jerez-Le Cam and she always has been accompanied or invited by great musicians like Cello player Ophélie Gaillard lately in her Tango repertoire.

We can only refer to the numerous recording she took part of as guest except for her three solo albums Automne, Por La Vuelta and Viento Sur. Also actress, she regularly offered her talent to numerous theatrical creations from metteur en scene such as Alfredo Arias, Camilla Saraceni or Julie Brochen as she often blends singing with theatre and dance. Her talent to interpret the Operita Maria de Buenos-Aires by Astor Piazzola and Horacio Ferrer has been recognized by many metteur-en-scene in several European countries.

She recorded in February 2016 with the orchestra Sinfonia from Varsovia a brand new version, with custom made musical arrangements written by the great polish guitarist Krzysztof Meisinger. Her collaboration with guitarist Kevin Seddiki allows us to hear another repertoire, made of her own compositions and a very varied collection, not stranded to Tango. We find ourselves immersed in these rhythms, intonations and styles in which she evolves with a modern twist, different and truthful.

Sandra has been touring the most prestigious venues across Europe and the whole world for many years now, proud of her Argentinian culture and her Latin identity, as a curious soul, ready sometimes for the most unexpected musical fusions... Even if the tango stays its source of inspiration and the place where she come to draw all his interpretations.

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Katango Milonga Improvisation

Moment Art – Tradition and Reawakening

Katalin Bartha is the founder of this event. She armed with a special instrument that provides an opportunity for a new approach to tango music.

KATango is warmly recommended for its personal atmosphere and music improvisations! While playing at milongas she inserts my own KATango music blocs between traditional and alternative tandas, so all those who love traditional or experimental tango musics find pieces corresponding to their taste.

Since KATango music is mainly construed of improvisation and is greatly influenced by the environment, the ambience, so the participants have no small role in the evolution of the music of the night.

We are looking forward to seeing our tango Festival community with enthusiasm and wondering what we’ll create together. KATango performance will held at the Royal Hotel in the afternoon milonga of 14th August.

Osvaldo Barrios

Osvaldo Barrios was born in Buenos Aires and since the age of 12 he has been completely dedicated to bandoneon. He began his brilliant career by playing tango with reknown orchestras in his native Buenos Aires, including the Great Orchestra of Miguel Calò, Mariano Mores, Jorge Caldara and Mario De Marco.

During his career he has accompanied legendary tango singers such as, Libertad Lamarque, Roberto Goyeneche, Ruben Juarez, Guillermo Fernandez, Alberto Podestà, Amelita Baltar, Raul Lavie, Horacio Duval and many others .......

In 1967 Barrios emigrated to Los Angeles and formed the famous trio: Tres Para El Tango. In his numerous travels abroad he spreads the charm and respect for his native music and becomes one of Bandoneon's most important artists. His most famous fan is Robert Duval.

He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he continues to express his exceptional musical talent as guest star in various tango shows. He has recently been called to Los Angeles as guest of the Los Angeles International Tango Festival as well as various tango shows in North and South Carolina.

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Jean Filoramo

Jean Filoramo, born in Lyon, France, graduated in piano at the Conservatoire de Musique et d'Art Drammatique de Lyon and at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Milan in Choir and Choir Direction and Composition. He is the winner of the International Contest for pianists "Royaume de la Musique"

He performs world-wide as a soloist with unanimous consensus. He studied Tango Argentino at the "Real Academia of Tango in Marseille" in synergy with Buenos Aires. Among the various collaborations are the one with Guillermo Ferrer, from Osvaldo Pugliese Orchestra. Memorable interpretations of the Duo's: "La Yumba" and "A Evaristo Carriego". This year he is on Tour with Osvaldo Barrios performing in Duo offering tango, vals and milonghe of classical repertoire.

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