Tango Nuevo: Adriano Adewale and Friends

Venue Great Hall

Running time 90

Artists Adriano Adewale percussion, Luiz Morais guitar , Bukolika Piano Trio, Adrian Brendel cello, Joanna MacGregor piano


Bench Seat (Balcony or Downstairs) £15 | Students and U16 £7.50

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Next date 13th August 7:45 pm

About this event

An annual Festival sell-out: a sizzling new programme of tango, bossa nova, and hot Latin rhythms, led by the sensational Brazilian master percussionist and composer Adriano Adewale.

There’ll be music by Tom Jobim, Piazzolla, Ginastera and more. Performed by a supergroup of soloists, coming together especially for Dartington, the music will be jazzy and hot, cool and contemporary. Unmissable!

“Adriano Adewale boasts an imposing collection of firepower, yet deploys it with rare restraint.” – The Times

“A whole percussion orchestra by himself.” – British Theatre Guide

Made For Dartington

Don’t miss:
Adriano Adewale and Luiz Morais on 16 August
In the Heart of Rhythm Ensemble on 17 August

Inspired by Latin music? Then dust off your dancing shoes and come to our sultry Salsa Ball on 17 August at 10.30pm.

The phenomenal Brazilian percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Adriano Adewale is one of the world’s great collaborators, with partners ranging from Salif Keita and Bobby McFerrin to Seu George and Britten Sinfonia. The Brazilian 7 string-guitarist Luiz Morais is also an inspired composer, exploring a wide scope of musical influences from the popular Brazilian tradition to masters of jazz. The young Bukolika Piano Trio are amongst the most exciting young groups around, specializing in 20th and 21st century music, and trailing awards and prizes. One of the most versatile and original cellists of his generation, Adrian Brendel has travelled the world as soloist, collaborator and teacher. He continues to explore contemporary music with huge enthusiasm, alongside his passion for jazz and world music. Joanna MacGregor is the Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School & Festival, renowned for her worldwide collaborations, recordings and performances.


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Monday 13th August

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