Let The Good Times Roll: Daniel Raffo To Pay Tribute To BB King

Blues musician Daniel Raffo. Photo by Guille Martinez.
Blues musician Daniel Raffo. Photo by Guille Martinez.

By Melanie Henderson

Argentine musicians love the blues. Perhaps not immediately apparent to the outsider’s eye, but it is indeed, a fact. The genre’s popularity goes hand-in-hand with the local love for jazz, soul and gospel.

Blues is a special genre to both to Argentine music buffs and musicians from other styles of music. It is still popularly played on local radio and often cited in national rock music, whether lyrically or melodically.

Local blues music is eminent in Argentina’s “under” (underground live music scene), and although not treading heavily in the south American commercial music market, its presence in the live scene is widely respected.

Over the last fifty years there have been blues artists to break through to a broader audience, such as Pappo, who was very popular, paticularly in the 1990s. Today there is a long list of veteran bands in the local scene such as La Mississippi, Memphis La Blusera and the Chevy Rockets who are all very well-known and respected.

In addition, in the last twenty years, blues has really taken flight in the world of music education in Buenos Aires, with the opening of schools such as Gabriel Gratzer’s Escuela de Blues. Oftentimes, many musicians learn techniques from the genre and then apply them to other styles, such as rock and pop. 

What’s more each year, hundreds of musicians and singers flock to the provincial town of Pergamino for the ever-growing blues festival.

Also, more-and-more musicians come from the States each year to play alongside Argentine artists in a variety of shows across the country. Mr Jones pub in Ramos Mejia, for example, hosts many big blues events with guest star appearances from afar. 

Who is Daniel Raffo?

Daniel Raffo is an extraordinary blues guitarist and a pioneer of the genre in Argentina. He has had an extensive career to date and continues to break boundaries with each working year, further extending his talent to bigger audiences. Last year, he was honoured at the blues festival hosted by Vorterix radio at their famous Colegiales-based theatre and played alongside artists such as Gabriel Gratzer and Fisu Horns.

He started playing the guitar at the age of nine and over the course of his career, travelled all over the world, working with the best blues musicians. He has featured as the guitarist of many international stars of the genre in the industry, such as Philip Guy (Buddy Guy’s brother), Eddie King, Bob Stroger, Eddie Kirkland, Shirley King (BB King’s daughter), Rick Estrin, Jimmy Rip (guitarist and producer of Mick Jagger’s soloist project), just to name but a few.

He has travelled to the States on numerous occasions and played in Chile, Brazil, Italy, and many more countries with numerous amazing musicians and bands.  

Inbetween he has become an established blues guitar teacher, having taught at Gratzer´s school and privately.

Raffo also released a new album this year of instrumental songs, called “Raffo Blues,” which he recorded in Vorterix Radio’s Luis Alberto Spinetta Studio.

Why BB King?

Daniel Raffo (C) pictured with BB King (R) in Buenos Aires in 1991.
Daniel Raffo (C) pictured with BB King’s musicians in Buenos Aires in 1991.

Raffo has idolized BB King for his entire life. Ever since he started to play the guitar, the famed blues guitarist was at the top of his study list. He was the first Argentine guitarist to put on tribute concerts to King and began doing so in 1992. The premiere show was particularly special, as it fell on the 11th of September, Teacher’s Day in Argentina.

Raffo had the opportunity to meet King in 1991, when King came to Argentina on tour. They met in Paseo La Plaza in a press conference and were able to exchange words. To this day, Raffo maintains contact with King’s daughter, Shirley King.

BB King (L) and Daniel Raffo (R) in Paseo La Plaza in 1991.
BB King (L) and Daniel Raffo (R) in Paseo La Plaza in 1991.

Who was BB King?

BB King (born Riley B. King in 1925) was one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th and 21st centuries. A former cotton-picker in Mississippi, he started playing the blues on the streets of his hometown as a way to get out of the existence he was born into in the racially-divided south.

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BB King pictured in 2009. Image: Tom Beetz http://www.flickr.com/photos/9967007@N07/6577873073

He brought blues to the mainstream music market during particularly difficult times in US society. He was honoured by the US government and invited to play on various occasions at the White House. George W. Bush awarded him the presidential medal of freedom during his presidency. 

Over the course of King’s career, the man who labelled his guitar “Lucile” has influenced thousands of artists that crossed his path across genres, from Eric Clapton, to Sheryl Crow, Bono and John Mayer.

He recorded over 50 albums and had hits such as “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Let The Good Times Roll” as well as recording collaborative works with major artists, such as “When Love Comes To Town” with U2 and “Riding With the King” with Eric Clapton.

King was nominated for 30 Grammy awards and won 15 over the course of his career, the last of which “Best Traditional Blues Album” for “One Kind Favor” in 2008.

This week’s tribute show

Raffo will be performing what he has called “the show of his life” in honour of his teacher and prime influence of his career, in a blues-packed concert this Friday at the famous La Trastienda Club on the quaint and cobbled streets of San Telmo.

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The show will include a full band of 12 musicians, as well as eight guest singers, among them the absolute best in blues and soul from the local scene. The show includes Raffo’s band, King Size: Juanito Moro on drums, Nacho Porqueres on bass, Nandu Aquista on keyboards, Roberto Porzio on rhythmic guitar, Leonel de Francisco, Yamile Burch, Franco Espindola in the horns section, as well as Victoria Ponisio, Antonella Giunta and Vero Vera singing back-up.

Guest singers include the incredible former BlacanBlues singer Deborah Dixon, former Oreos singer Felipe Herrera as well as many more in the line-up.

Doors open at 23.00, tickets start from $150 pesos and can be bought from the venue box office or on tuentrada.com.

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Don’t Miss: Gospel music documentary at Teatro Colon Plaza

A very special event has been organised by the City government to honour the work of the Gospel En Argentina organisation led by Franco Gandullo. Next Monday a special presentation will be put on a big screen in the plaza next to the Teatro Colon (Plaza Vaticano).
The event is next Monday at 7pm and is free entry.
The event is next Monday at 7pm and doesn’t cost a centavo.
The presentation is a documentary of what happened in the world of gospel music in Buenos Aires last September, when top NYC director Markanthony Henry (he directs Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston and many more amazing choirs) brought stellar gospel singers and musicians to work with Argentine singers and directors.
The event will take place on Monday 19th January at 7pm.
Address: Plazoleta del Teatro Colón – Viamonte y Cerrito, CABA
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Don’t Miss: Blues guitarrist Daniel Raffo at Vorterix tonight

Master blues guitarrist Daniel Raffo is playing at Vorterix tonight in Colegiales as part of the theatre’s Blues Festival.

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Raffo will be playing Blues classics alongside Juanito Moro on the drums, Nacho Porqueres on bass, Nandu on the keyboard, the voice of Daniel Allevatto, with brass/woodwind group Fisu Horns led by Jose Azpiazu as special guests at tonight’s show.

Entrance is free, see http://vorterix.com/ for details on how to get tickets.

The show starts at 8pm.

Address: Lacroze, Federico Av. y Alvarez Thomas.

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Day of the Traditional Cafe in BA

As a tourist, one of the first places you’re taken to see in Buenos Aires is the Cafe Tortoni. The traditional Tango bar, located on Avenida de Mayo between the Congress and the Casa Rosada, has been there pretty much forever (since 1894… technically forever) and is still hugely popular.

Cafe Tortoni's shop front on Avenida de Mayo. The cafe was opened on 26th October, 1894.
Cafe Tortoni’s shop front on Avenida de Mayo. The cafe was opened on 26th October, 1894.

Once you walk around Buenos Aires a bit, you’ll notice that there are many cafes around, and in particular, many old school ones. Argentines call them the “bar de la esquina” — which translates to a corner cafe/bar. The “bares notables” however, are something a little more special. The “notable” bars (whose real translation to English would be something like “distinguished”) are special cafes, which stand out for their mark in literary history (many famous writers sat in many of the city’s most famous cafe-bars to write many a famous work) as well as their inner beauty and cultural heritage.

Today the city celebrates “cafe day” by putting on shows and organising special events in some of the capital’s most prestigious coffee shops. There is also a prize giving, for the best-kept cafes.

Here is a list of shows: –

18:00 / ESQUINA HOMERO MANZI

San Juan y Boedo, Boedo.

La Siniestra Quinteto Tango – Tango

19:00 / LA BIELA

Quintana 600, Recoleta.

Agus Volta – Santiago Torricelli – Folklore

19:00 / CONFITERÍA HOTEL CASTELAR

Av. de Mayo 1152, Montserrat.

Mao Na Roa – Brazilian music

19:00 / CAFÉ MONTSERRAT

San José 524, Montserrat

Prize giving for the new Best Cafes 2014 at the Salón Imperio de “Hotel Savoy”, “Café de los Incas”, “El Viejo Buzón”, “La Esquina de Aníbal Troilo”, “Stylo”, “Bar El Colonial”, “Bar Bidou”, “Café Thibon”, “Café Montserrat”, “Café Roma”, “Bar Lavalle”.

20:00 / GATO NEGRO

Av. Corrientes 1669, San Nicolás.

IC Guitarras – Chamber music

21:30 / CELTA BAR (sala Facundo Cabral)

Sarmiento 1701, San Nicolás.

Anita Co – Tango Rock

All events are free, but are subject to limited seating.

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Markanthony Henry hosts BA’s biggest gospel concert to date

By Shirley Chirp

“Gospel music in Argentina is like a small child, that with time is starting to find its feet and begin to walk,” Franco Gandullo told Argentine Arts last year, in an exclusive interview in the heart of the Palermo district. Over the past twelve years, Gandullo has managed to keep gospel music on track, besides having been through many changes. These days he produces for his group, the Argentina Gospel Choir, and organises gospel music training programmes for singers, musicians and directors.

Argentina Gospel Choir director Gerardo Flores and producer Franco Gandullo. Image courtesy of Argentina Gospel Choir.
The pioneers of gospel music in Argentina: Argentina Gospel Choir director Gerardo Flores and producer Franco Gandullo. Image courtesy of Marisa Conde Photography.

Gospel music began to really expand on its own in 2011 and as each year goes by, it continues to grow and grow. Some groups are more lively, others more melancholic. Some groups are big, some are small, but what is definitely noticeable is that there is a spiritual and musical progress in place; propelled by the annual presence of Markanthony Henry, gospel music master from New York.

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Gospel music director Markanthony Henry, pictured in October 2013 at the San Andres Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Since 2012, Henry has been coming to Argentina to put on workshops for singers, choir directors and musicians so that they can further their knowledge of gospel music and really delve into the message and spirit of what they are performing. He has worked with all of the major gospel music pioneers in the country, including Amado Acosta, Juan Pedro Zambonini, Gerardo Flores, Victoria Ponisio, Caterina Finocchi, Agustin Lopez, Melanie Henderson, David Godoy and many more.

From Sunday to Sunday last week, Henry worked with more than 130 singers in intense vocal workshops, teaching an intense set of gospel songs before putting on three concerts at the San Andres Church in San Telmo.

In Henry’s first two visits, he came alone. This time he brought some of the world’s finest gospel singers and gospel musicians to help in his teaching, who all sing with him in the New York City Gospel Choir. Among the group were singers Su Su Bobien, James Dale, Felicia Moss-Eaton and pianist Leon Brown.

At the end of the week of training, the 130+ choir performed a burst of energetic gospel songs under the direction of Henry with the three singers and Brown on the keys, including songs like “He’s Holy,” “Wonderful Is Your Name” (Hezekiah Walker) and “He’s Preparing Me” by Carol Antrom.

The incredible NYC soloists

The show opened with the whole group performing “Oh How I Love Jesus.”

Bobien, a majestic and strong alto and soloist who has shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Hezekiah Walker and many more artists, is also a major gospel and house music artist in her own right. She sang a solo of Walker’s “I Feel Your Spirit” alongside the choir and a solo rendition of Paul Jones’ “I Won’t Complain.”

The incredible Su Su Bobien performs at Markanthony Henry's gospel show at San Andres Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 26th, 2014.
The unbelievable Su Su Bobien performs at Markanthony Henry’s gospel show at San Andres Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 26th, 2014.

Dale, one of Henry’s former students, is an incredibly talented up-and-coming gospel and soul artist. In the shows, he performed a heartwrenching rendition of Donnie McClurkin’s “Stand” and a solo version of Richard Smallwood’s “Total Praise.”

Exceptional performer James Dale sings during Markanthony Henry's gospel show at the San Andres Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 27th, 2014.
Exceptional performer James Dale sings during Markanthony Henry’s gospel show at the San Andres Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 27th, 2014.

Moss-Eaton, the cousin of the late Whitney Houston, also has an amazing career history as a singer, having done back-up vocals for Cissy and Whitney, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pipps, just to name a few. She sang the Dotty Rambo classic “I Go To The Rock” with the choir as well as giving an amazing solo performance of traditional hymn “It Is Well With My Soul” written by Philip Bliss.

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Felicia Moss Eaton performs at Markanthony Henry’s gospel concert at the San Andres church in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 27th, 2014.

The band for the show included incredibly talented pianist Brown from New York, who was accompanied by three stellar Argentine musicians: Mariano Alvarez on drums, Milton Alvarez on bass and Ezequiel Giunta on piano.

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(L-R) Leon Brown (lead piano), Mariano Alvarez (drums), Milton Alvarez (bass), and Ezequiel Giunta (piano) perform at Markanthony Henry’s gospel shows at the San Andres church in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 27, 2014.

Argentine soloists

This year the soloists included Paula Carrevedo (one of the pioneers of gospel music in Argentina), Daiana Segovia (David Letterman Choir USA), Santiago Guerisoli (AfroSound Choir), Paula Morel (AfroSound Choir), Belen Cabrera (Argentina Gospel Choir), Henderson (Gospel In The Street) and Flores (Argentina Gospel Choir).

In the main choir, some of Argentina’s most influential singers from other genres were also present, such as Matias Ibarra, the co-creator of “El Club del Hit” Argentina’s first professional show choir and famous blues singer Deborah Dixon.

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The increible Paula Carrevedo performing “Oh How Precious” during Markanthony Henry’s gospel show at the San Andres Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 27, 2014.

Morel performed Walter Hawkins classic “Special Gift” to perfection with a small vocal ensemble.

Gandullo, while promoting the show stated in his advertising that “gospel will sound like it never sounded before in Argentina.” He got it spot on. The concerts blew any other gospel concerts in Argentina’s gospel music history, completely out of the water.

To watch more videos from the shows, check out Alcides Verone’s channel on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1JTcbsHav15GKBwwtapm9Q

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Argentine Gospel Calendar: October

The gospel calendar has returned. AWOL we are no more!!

This month there’s lots to see!!!

Tonight, the Coro Gospel Joy will be hosting the first live jam session for gospel singers with a live band. The show will start at 7.30pm and is free entry.

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Date: Thursday, 2nd October

Time: 7.30pm

Address: Olleros 3640

Tickets: Free admission

After tonight’s show, the next big thing to go and see is the UNTD Gospel Choir led by Agustin Lopez in San Isidro on Saturday, 4th October. They will be performing alongside gospel a capella vocal group Gospel In The Street led by Melanie Henderson, from 7pm. Admission is also free. 🙂

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Date: Saturday, 4th October

Time: 7.00pm

Address: Alsina 119, San Isidro

Tickets: Free admission

Following the international event of the year in gospel music (there is a post coming soon about it), when Markanthony Henry — gospel director from New York — landed in Buenos Aires with three of the best singers in the world and one of the best gospel pianists in the world, to perform with 130+ Argentine singers, the next big event to come into town is also from New York: The Harlem Gospel Choir. The group will performing at the Teatro SHA in the Once neighbourhood. The Argentina Gospel Choir will be opening for them.

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Date: Thursday 9th & Friday 10th October

Time: 9.30 pm

Address: Alsina 119, San Isidro

Tickets: Between AR$ 180 and AR$ 300 

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The thirtieth anniversary of Wainrot’s Anne Frank

The San Martín Ballet relaunches the work of its director Mauricio Wainrot, thirty years after it was first staged. 

As planned, the San Martin Contemporary Ballet is to unveil a new rehearsal space in May, 2015, on the eighth floor of its famous building on Corrientes Avenue in Buenos Aires. It will finally have the 6-metre-sized studio space needed for the company’s use.

A snapshot of the action. Wainrot's "Anne Frank. "
A snapshot of the action. Wainrot’s “Anne Frank. ” (Photograph by Luis Alberto Steinberg).

It becomes inevitable thus, to not relate the opening of the space to the infamous attic that protected the family of Anne Frank throughout two years during WWII, now that Wainrot’s ballet is to be re-staged, thirty years after it was created.

“And it still makes me emotional,” confesses its creator, Mauricio Wainrot. In a number of the rehearsals, Ivana Santaella and Flavia Dilorenzo, who are my chosen Anne Franks for this season, and myself, all ended up crying. Performing this ballet is political. I’m not going to say that is goes beyond its artistic attributes, but it’s at about the same level. In 1984 it stood out more because of its context, but it continues to create an impact, because unfortunately there are always dictatorships and there are always dictators.”

This acquaintance with Anne Frank happens at the same time of year as the Teatro por la Identidad (the theatre group put together to remember the disappeared in the last dictatorship). “When I wanted to link the ballet with the theatre season, I realised that it was the ballet’s 30th anniversary. That’s when I decided that it was a good idea to complete the programme with The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Estaciones porteñas), by Piazzolla.”

Over the past thirty years, Wainrot has put on the ballet with fourteen different companies. “It continues to be the work that represents me the most abroad. What I like the most about Anne Frank is that in many of the companies, shows were put on for children. Her diary is a primary-level written text. It has a great impact on children.”

As well as being able to identify themselves with the role of the young girl, the emotional impact is also drawn from a combination of components, such as the clear structure of the narrative — which leaves not one character of the story aside — and the music by Béla Bartók for strings, percussion and celesta. The scenery by Carlos Gallardo and lighting by Eli Sirlin contribute toward the fear-like atmosphere. “Things happen behind the action, things happen in front of the action. I wanted people to feel completely surrounded by darkness. You’ve got to be able to feel that oppression.”

Out of all of the performances, Wainrot highlights the one put on in Germany. “When I went on stage to greet the audience in Wiesbaden my blood froze. I thought about all of my family members that died in the Holocaust.”

The San Martin Contemporary Ballet directed by Mauricio Wainrot presents The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Anne Frank today (Sunday) at the Sala Martín Coronado del Teatro San Martín (Avenida Corrientes 1530).

The show starts at 19.30.

Tickets can be bought on the door and cost: Platea: $115. Pullman $90.

The programme will be repeated between the 10th and 26th October and will also be put on on Thursday, October 2 at 9pm, as a part of the Contemporary Dance Festival.

(Original article published in La Nacion on Thursday, 11th September, 2014 . Translated for Argentine Arts by Melanie Henderson).

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BA’s biggest R&B, Funk, Soul night turns eight

By Melanie Henderson

Everybody say Biiiiiaaattccch!!! The church of Afromama turns eight this month!

DJ Nonamz is in charge of Hip-Hop on the decks, every Sunday night.
DJ Nonamz is in charge of Hip-Hop on the decks, every Sunday night at Makena.

On the whole, Argentina is not generally well known for much music outside of Tango. Sad, but true.

In a foreigner’s mind, Argentina = south America = it might be Brazil, no wait, they speak Portuguese, oh wait, Argentina has Tango, that must be Spanish, right? (I could take the joke further, but I think you get it).

Tango, tango, tango.

Obviously if you live here, have lived here or have been here on holiday, you are more advanced in Argentine music and what really goes/went on. Yes. Charly, Spinetta, etc.

Even Argentines know about all of those people. 🙂 they are local icons.

What tends to not be happening though, is that locals pay attention to the young generation of pro musicians and what’s going on in the live music circuit. Particularly in the world of “black music.”

Yes, what British English very politically correctly calls “music of black origin” — aka MOBO — is very popular in Argentina.

Eight years ago, some lovely young musicians and djs created a MOBO jam and eventually it landed at Makena Cantina Club in Palermo. Since then it has become a thriving hotspot and mekka for young musicians, artists, dancers and rappers battling it out every Sunday night.

The 8 year anniversary is to be celebrated all month.
The 8 year anniversary is to be celebrated throughout September.

On the eighth anniversary of the Afromama Jam, Buenos Aires’ biggest homage to African American music, Argentine Arts caught up with DJ Lenni Funk, one of the nights founders to go back to the roots of a live music event which is now the factory of a new generation of Argentine soul stars at Makena Cantina Bar.

“It all started out of love for music of black origin” — DJ Lenni Funk

German Vidal (L) and DJ Lenni Funk (R), the founders of the AfroMama jam.
German Vidal (L) and DJ Lenni Funk (R), the founders of the AfroMama jam.
  • How did the Afromama night start? Who founded it and why?

It all started out of love for music of black origin. We created the jam with friends and after, a friend invited me to take it to back yard of my friend Alfredo Segatori’s bar in San Telmo.

  • How would you sum up this event?

It’s a massive party with a live band and a big dance floor, for those that have dampened down their egos, opened their minds and are truly free.

  • How do you feel eight years later and what would you like for the future?
Argentine singer Felipe Herrera in action at Makena Cantina Club in Palermo, Buenos Aires.
Argentine singer Felipe Herrera in action at Makena Cantina Club in Palermo, Buenos Aires.

I am very happy that all of this is happening. Really, it’s all my brother German’s fault. He put a lot of love into the event from the start and took it down a really great road. It could be said that, without him and others, the night would not exist. As for the future, it’s something that we are never going to reach mentally. We live in the present and we fight day-by-day for this unique night of ours.

The jam session starts every Sunday at midnight with its fixed band and singers. The current lead singer of the jam is Lucas Finocchi, member of the AfroSound gospel choir and artist/rapper of Vinilo Key.

Makena also hosts a bunch of other MOBO events on different days, which have included performances by Stylo Caro, Felipe Herrera, Vinilo Key, Picky, Brown Sugar, Lucas Finocchi, DJ Nonamz, DJ Lenni Funk himself, AfroSound Gospel Singers, and many more.

If you’ve never been there, check it out. If you live abroad and want to listen to Argentine artists, check out these people on Youtube, and/or keep reading Argentine Arts 🙂 we have the info.

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BA Gospel Calendar: July

The gospel music calendar keeps moving in Buenos Aires, presenting more-and-more shows each month.

July contains three big groups showing their stuff across town, including the Coro Gospel Joy, Southern Vocal Band and the Argentina Gospel Choir.

Southern Vocal Band

The group is led by David Godoy, the former director of the Portegnian Gospel Choir and long-time gospel music pioneer in Buenos Aires, accompanied by four male gospel tenors. The 5-piece vocal group sings gospel and country music and will be performing at the newly-opened Gospel Library at the ICANA education centre in the downtown area of Buenos Aires.

David Godoy's new vocal group performs on Friday July, 11th at the ICANA centre in Buenos Aires.
David Godoy’s new vocal group performs on Friday July, 11th at the ICANA centre in Buenos Aires.

Date: Friday 11th July

Time: 7pm

Address: Maipu 672

Tickets: Free admission

Argentina Gospel Choir

The 50+ strong gospel choir are giving a high-profile performance this month at the City Legislature, or City Hall. Led by Gerardo Flores and Franco Gandullo, the choir performs both modern gospel and classic gospel songs.

Argentina Gospel Choir director Gerardo Flores and producer Franco Gandullo. Image courtesy of Argentina Gospel Choir.
Argentina Gospel Choir director Gerardo Flores and producer Franco Gandullo. Image courtesy of Argentina Gospel Choir.

Date: Friday 18th July

Time: 7pm

Address: Peru 160

Tickets: By invitation only. Contact argentinagospelchoir@gmail.com for more information. 

Coro Gospel Joy

After performing in various churches and public spaces, the Coro Gospel Joy returns to the theatre, making their first big production of the year at the Teatro Colonial in the heart of San Telmo.

Led by Victoria Ponisio and Amado Acosta, the group will perform their brand-new repertoire of gospel classics and upbeat modern gospel songs.

The Coro Gospel Joy will perform at the Teatro Colonial in Buenos Aires on July 19, 2014.
The Coro Gospel Joy will perform at the Teatro Colonial in Buenos Aires on July 19, 2014.

Date: Saturday, 19th July

Time: 7.30pm and 9pm

Address: Paseo Colon Ave. 413

Tickets: AR$50 — to be bought by contacting the choir on: corogospeljoy@gmail.com

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