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News and Events
We’ve got a number of exciting events coming up this weekend. First, we’re playing a concert this Friday, December 5, at Dance Union in Somerville.
After the concert, we will host and play live tango music at Milonga Nueva. Saturday we hit the road, performing for dancers in Hartford, CT, and Sunday we’ll play in Amherst, MA. Check out our Events Calendar for more information.
We had a blast playing for Boston dancers last night at Milonga Nueva! Kara Wenham and Javier Antar were in town teaching workshops, and they performed to our music at the milonga. Those guys bring tremendous elegance, grace, and musicality to their dancing, and it was a privilege to play for them. We’ve got video of the songs we played on the Watch and Listen page.
Thanks to all our fans for over two years of continuous support! OST is looking forward to another great year of dancing and music making. Be sure to Like us on Facebook for access to a free digital download! Then, come back and sign up for our mailing list (here!) for all the latest and greatest OST news, including details we don’t post anywhere else.
OST whirled into western MA this past weekend, performing and teaching at the Five Colleges (thanks to Daniel Trenner for bringing us back!). On Saturday, Mari and Tilly led a workshop at Mt. Holyoke College called “Take it Apart and See How It Works: Tango Music From The Inside”, for musicians and dancers alike. Then on Sunday, the fun moved to Amherst College. Tilly and Carlos taught dance workshops before the band’s performance at the crowning milonga that evening. In between the band’s first and second sets, Carlos and Tilly got changed into flashier attire and performed as the featured dancers! Talk about multitasking—they went right back onto the bandstand after dancing up a storm, to roaring applause. Is it fair to call OST a festival in a box yet?
We had an absolutely amazing time touring California this fall! Our trip included stops in San Jose, San Francisco, LA, and San Diego, and in every city we were overwhelmed with lovely people, dancing, and (let’s face it) gorgeous weather.
There were too many highlights to list all of them here, but extra special nights included:
- Performing an impromptu tango in the San Jose airport baggage claim!
- An evening at San Francisco’s famed CELLspace, where Mari and Tilly also taught one of their “Not Another Musicality” workshops (check out the class summary that was posted on the Tango Student blog) and the band brought down the house to a packed floor.
- Headlining at the West Coast Tango Marathon, where we also made history as the first live tango group ever to perform in the historic Balboa Park!
- A special night of tango with Linda and her wonderful LA dancers at the La Brea Nightclub. We were honored to play for such fun, energetic dancers!
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OST takes it to the streets! We will be playing our music in Harvard Square on a few of these warm summer evenings. We won’t know our exact location until we show up, so we’ll post an update to our Facebook page. Looking forward to playing for dancers and passers-by.
This Saturday, OST presents a unique event in West Acton, MA: Carlos and Tilly will teach a dance workshop for beginner/intermediate dancers, and then we will play a show, with both a floor for dancing and seats for listening. We’re calling it “An Evening in Argentina: Tango For All”. Come out and help us spread the tango joy! For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.
We are excited and honored to be performing at Amherst College Tango Club’s Spring Milonga, hosted by the great Daniel Trenner. We will be playing the whole night! Dancing starts at 7 pm and goes until 10 pm, featuring live performance by Armando and Nuria too! Plus, we’ll have copies of our new CD, ¡Viva Tango!
As promised, Orquesta Sin Trabajo has rescheduled our CD Release Party — SO excited to be playing at Milonga Nueva, with excellent host Milton El Gallo and awesome DJ Adam Ashton Hoopengardner! And of course, live music by your’s truly!! See you all there!!