Argentine tango bandoneonist Rodolfo Mederos is set to perform at the Cairo Opera House on Tuesday 17 October.
Mederos, who is also a composer and arranger, was born in 1940 in Buenos Aires. He spent his childhood in the province of Entre Rios and went on to study biology in the University of Cordoba.
Mederos began his music career in the 1960s, and has since played alongside numerous renowned musicians, including Osvaldo Pugliese, as a member and arranger of his orchestra; Astor Piazzolla, who described Mederos as one of his musical heirs, Daniel Barenboim, Joan Manuel Serrat, Enrique Morente, and many others.
The bandoneonist has composed both symphonic and popular tunes, and has worked with musicians from around the world, creating music for film and plays.
He believes tango is more than a local style of music; to him, it is “the music of the cities of the world.” His tango is an expression of popular emotion, distinguished by its remarkable sophistication.
His self-titled musical trio, the Rodolfo Mederos Trio, consists of guitarist Armando de la Vega, double-bassist Sergio Rivas, and Mederos himself.
Tuesday 17 October,8pm
Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek
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