El Cachivache Orkesta is currently one of the most popular tango groups and is widely recognized on the world music circuit. Sometimes called ‘Tango Punk,’ the group is undeniably creative, original, and a very “danceable ” style. Some call them “modern buffoons,” others describe the music as “communal flat groove,” and both are true. El Cachivache serves up its music in a lively manner with a good dose of humor, mixing up overdriven traditional tango music with a post-punk look, which simultaneously frightens and attracts the tourists. Witty song introductions emerged with the music, livening up already energetic performances. The band is very popular in its home city of Buenos Aires, playing around 90 concerts a year.
We are very fortunate that El Cachivache Orkesta is making a stop in Tampa Bay in the middle of their world tour! This event is sponsored by FASTB, the Parents Association, and Tampa Tango Argentino, owned by FASTB parents Victoria Sarquisse and Federico Jorquera from Argentina, a school dedicated to teaching and promoting Argentine Tango and culture in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and surrounding cities in Florida.