Project Description

AIRES DE MUJER: THE MUSICAL

After the creation of the show ‘Glamour Tango’, with 11 years of world tour through the most important stages, the pianist and musical director Polly Ferman tackles a new musical project that, while maintaining the leading spirit of women within the tango universe, highlight the magnitude of one of the most important creators who at the beginning of the 20th century revolutionized the tango scene in Buenos Aires: Paquita Bernardo (1900-1925).

‘SOÑANDO’ Paquita Bernardo – Arr. Daniel Binelli

‘CANTANDO’ Mercedes Simone – Arr. Daniel Binelli

‘GAUCHO’ Chiquinha Gonzaga.

‘APOLOGÍA TANGUERA’ Rosita Quiroga.

‘EL ADIÓS’ Maruja Pacheco Huergo – Arr. Daniel Binelli

‘DESDE EL ALMA’ Rosita Melo.

‘DEL 45’ María Elena Walsh.

‘QUE SÍ, QUE NO’ Eloisa D’Herbil de Silva – Arr. Daniel Binelli

‘PERO YO SÉ’ Azucena Maizani – Arr. Daniel Binelli

‘TANGO 70’ Lía Cimaglia Espinosa.

‘SUEÑO DE BARRILETE’ Eladia Blázquez.

‘SOÑANDO’ Paquita Bernardo – Arr. Daniel Binelli

‘BARRO’ Malena Muyala.

‘CONVENCERNOS’ Eladia Blázquez.

‘DANZA MALIGNA’ Azucena Maizani.

‘LOCURA’ Paula Basalo.

‘BULLANGUERA’ Sonia Possetti.

Paquita Bernardo: (Buenos Aires 1900-1925) Composer, performer and conductor. First woman bandoneon player.

Mercedes Simone: (Villa Elisa, province of Buenos Aires 1904-1990) Singer, actress and composer. In addition to ‘Cantando’, he composed songs such as ‘Your arrival’, ‘Uncertainty’ or ‘Angustias’.

Chiquinha Gonzaga: (Rio de Janeiro 1847-1935) Composer and performer. She was the first woman to compose and play the Brazilian genre ‘choro’. Also the first woman to conduct an orchestra in Brazil.

Rosita Quiroga: (Buenos Aires 1896-1984) Singer, performer and composer. She was the first woman to record a tango album in 1923.

Maruja Pacheco Huergo: (Buenos Aires 1916-1983) Singer, composer, pianist, performer, author and actress. His works include ‘Sinfonía de arrabal’, ‘Milonga del aguatero’ or ‘Gardenias’.

Rosita Melo: (Montevideo 1897-Buenos Aires 1981) Uruguayan pianist, composer and soloist. She was known worldwide thanks to her criollo waltz ‘Desde el alma’.

María Elena Walsh: (Buenos Aires 1930-2011) Composer, singer-songwriter, writer, playwright and poet. The influence of Elena Walsh’s work affected three generations of Argentines. His songs and poetry are as valid as at the time of his appearance.

Eloisa D’Herbil de Silva: (Cádiz, Spain, 1842-Buenos Aires 1943). Pianist, concert player and composer. She was the first woman to compose a tango. His works include ‘I am the blonde’, ‘And to me what’ or ‘On Arenales street’.

Azucena Maizani: Buenos Aires 1902-1970) Nicknamed ‘La ñata gaucha’, Maizani was a composer, singer and actress. His works include ‘Where are the men?’ or ‘The song of Buenos Aires’.

Lía Cimaglia Espinosa: (Buenos Aires 1906-1998) Pianist, composer, performer, concert player and teacher. With notable classical influence, his ‘tanguera’ work includes pieces such as ‘Tango 70’, ‘milonga IV’ or ‘Arrabal I’.

Malena Muyala: (San José de Mayo, San José, Uruguay 1971) Singer-songwriter with strong roots in tango, milonga, Uruguayan popular music, candombe.

Eladia Blázquez: (Gerli, Buenos Aires province 1931-2005) Composer, singer and writer, Blázquez was an excellent guitarist and pianist who left a long list of tangos that includes superb pieces such as ‘Viejo Tortoni’, ‘El corazón al sur’ , ‘Without skin’ or ‘We are as we are’.

Sonia Possetti: (Chascomús, province of Buenos Aires 1973) Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and performer, Possetti is one of the most acclaimed creators of tangos on an international level. Pieces like ‘Bailarina’, ‘Dalo por Hecho’ or ‘Aire de tango’ place her at the forefront of the genre.

Paula Basalo: (Esquina, Corrientes province, Argentina 1978) Author, composer and performer, Basalo is a creator of folkloric roots who opens her creativity to new sounds and fusions. His tango ‘Locura’ reveals the potential of his sonic universe.