Canyengue tango sprang up from the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1930s, a cheek-to-cheek escape from the hardships of life in the slums. Moving forward, it evolved in two directions: on the one hand, toward the exaggerated head snap and rose-in-mouth kitsch of Hernando's Hideaway, and on the other, the complex polyrhythmic sensuality of Piazzolla's nuevo tango. Pianist Pablo Zeigler, a longtime Piazzolla collaborator, brings the sultry flair of the pampas to the concert hall, doing a jazz-inflected dance with cellist Maya Beiser, who grew up on an Argentine kibbutz in Israel, surrounded by gaucho nostalgia and that singular yearning to return home that defines... More >>>