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Tango concert will raise funds for EdúcaTE Yucatán in Cholul

Event in historic church will benefit local school children

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San Pedro Apóstol in Cholul. Photo: Keith Paulson-Thorp

Merida, Yucatan — The Cuarteto Bravo will present a Tango Concert for the benefit of the nonprofit organization EdúcaTE Yucatán AC.

The show will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the colonial church of San Pedro Apóstol in Cholul.

EdúcaTE Yucatán provides tutoring, after-school sports, arts programs and free school supplies to children in Cholul.

The group is working with 150 children and youth in the community, supporting them with educational training through various programs: academic, psychological, sports, choir, music and sex education.

In the concert, the Cuarteto Bravo will connect with the audience through a traditional and modern tango repertoire, with arrangements by Alejandro Pinzón.The performances promise to be characterized by the energy and passionate style that tango lovers enjoy.

The Cuarteto Bravo started in 2016 with professional musicians from different countries, and since then it has been presented annually in Yucatan. Its members are Tim Myall and Fátima Ojeda, violin; Alejandro Pinzón, bandoneón concertina; and Charlie McGirr, double bass.

The group is under the direction of Alejandro Pinzón, the first Yucatecan with international studies in orchestra conducting. Pinzón has directed orchestras and symphonic bands, chamber orchestras, choirs and opera productions in Mexico, the United States and Argentina.  

The concept of “Maestro Tango” by Alejandro Pinzón, is based on the history of the genre, which has been presented in more than a dozen states in the U.S., as well as in Mexico, China, Vietnam, Spain and Greece.

The church, built in the 16th century, is also worth a visit. San Pedro Apostol in Cholul is one of the oldest churches in the area.

Tickets are US$15 or 300 pesos, and include a cocktail.

Tickets can be purchased by credit card at www.educateyucatan.org, at the door the day of the concert, or at the following places:

  • Slow Food market (ask for Aliza), Avenida Reforma and Avenida Colón, Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
  • Midtown Café, Plaza Colón. Ave. Reforma at 33 D., M-F 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • EdúcaTE Yucatán, Calle 21 at 20 and 22. 999-260-1922 M-F  4 – 8 p.m. Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • TAKTO Design Group, Calle 35 #526 E between Ave. Reforma and 72-A, Centro, M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 999-920-0847.
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