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10/10/2018

Pepe Raphael: Coffeeshop Mini-Episode #7 : The return and expansion of Dueling Tangos

By TOM D'ANTONI // Dueling Tangos has expanded to three duos, dancers and more. Two shows Saturday at The Old Church Concert Hall

Pepe Raphael is back in the Coffeeshop for a brief stopover in the middle of a whirwind week of rehearsals for the concert at the Old Church Concert Hall with two shows on Saturday, October 13.

So, as they say,back by popular demand: DUELING TANGO DUOS!

This year, THREE international duos take the stage in this one of a kind bilingual concert exploring the passion of Argentine tango music in English & Spanish. This is an original performance written by Megan Yvonne & Pepe Raphael and funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

On Vocals:
Duo Kitty-Raphael: Megan Yvonne & Pepe Raphael (Portland, OR & Madrid, Spain)

Piano & Bandoneon:
Duo Oliver-Krebs: Andrew Oliver & Alex Krebs (London, UK & Portland, OR)

Guitar, Guitarron & Vocals:
Duo Fuertes-Varnerin: Agustin Fuertes & Ariel Varnerin (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

The rune at the end of the conversation is "Uno y uno" the title tune from the album by Duo Fuertes Vanerin.

Always a pleasure to talk to Senor Raphael!

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