We first met Ayelén and Cristian through their wonderful YouTube channel which we believe is a great resource to better understand tango, its history and musicality. Since then, we kept on finding them everywhere, in contemporary bands and as players in their Duo. We finally met them via Zoom and fell in love. We look forward to create and work more with them both as musicos and great tango vloggers!
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Ayélen and Cristian were both born in Argentina in the glorious 80s. Ayélen grew up in a small town of La Pampa (cradle of Milonga and popular Argentinian music) from a family of bandoneon musicians and Cristian in a barrio of Buenos Aires, fourth generation of Japanese immigrants to Argentina.
Ayélen first started playing as a bandoneon in Orquesta Típica La Vidú and China Cruel, with whom she recorded her first two albums. Since 2009, she has participated in bands such as Complejo Tango, Tango Porteño, Esquina Homero Manzi, Café Tortoni. In August 2011, she played for Academia Nacional del Tango with Aníbal Troilo's bandoneon. Outside of Argentina, she collaborated with ManoTango (Brazil), Malbec Tango House (New York, USA). She has been an integral part of two of the most popular milongueras orchestras of these times, the Sans Souci and Romántica Milonguera. Recording albums and touring Europe and Mexico.
Cristian started piano from a very early age and soon was enchanted by the music of Astor Piazzola, taking classes with Emilio de la Peña and, subsequently, joining the Manuel de Falla Conservatory under the guidance of Nicolás Ledesma the famous tango musician. Since then, Cristian has played in renowned tango orquestas such as Emilio Balcarce Tango School Orchestra and Ramiro Boero.
In 2018, Ayélen and Cristian decided to transform their personal relationship into a Tango duo “Asato-Pais” and started developing the YouTube videos we all love.