When Australian classical mandolinist Ruth Roshan was introduced to live Argentinean Tango in Paris at the age of 23, she was hooked. Now, with her quintet, Tango Noir she has recorded an original album of bittersweet, melodic Tango inspired pieces and songs, and gathered an exceptional group of musicians around her in the process.
In their second all original album, "Darling ... Keep it to Yourself", lush arrangements combine with Ruth's bittersweet lyrics to create music which is listenable and beautiful, new and nostalgic all at the same time (available from Black Market Music www.blackmarketmusic.com.au)
"I had tears in my eyes when I listened to it ... definitely my album of the month." TRANS EUROPA EXPRESS - PBS RADIO
"A gorgeous, nerve tingling collection of music." ROOTS AND FUSION - PURE RADIO (UK)
Amir Farid (Piano), Phil Carroll (Accordion), Aaron Barnden (Violin), Sarah Morse and William Hewer (Cello), Nick Tsiavos (Bass) and Ruth Roshan (Vocals, Mandolin)
Tango … Milonga … Habanera … Waltz
Bringing you the atmosphere of a 1930's French salon, laden with flair, elegance and sauciness, Ruth Roshan and Tango Noir take you on a musical journey into the thrilling world of tango.
Originating in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires, Argentina in the late 1800's, tango is a fusion of various musical forms from Europe. It was the music and dance of an underclass - the dispossessed and the outcast. In the early 20th century, dancers and orchestras from Buenos Aires and Montevideo travelled to Europe, and the first tango craze took place in Paris, soon followed by London, Berlin and other capitals.
Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir presents the tango, with exceptional, award winning musicians.