Contemporary women in tango

There are many amazing women composing, arranging, playing and singing for tango in our modern era. Here we feature the couple chosen on this occasion for our milonga.


Marisol Martínez

Singer

(Contemporary)



Featured tanda:

Marisol singing ‘Poema’ and ‘Oigo Tu Voz ‘with Orquesta Romantica Milonguera, recorded in 2017.

Marisol now performs with La Auténtica Milonguera.

Bonus: Romantica Milonguera has also featured a number of outstanding female musicians over the years.


Ximena Gimenez

Singer

(Contemporary)



Featured tanda:

Ximena singing the valses ‘Pobre Flor’ and ‘Paisaje’ with Romantica Milonguera, recorded in 2022.

Bonus: Romantica Milonguera has also featured a number of outstanding female musicians over the years.









Stine Helkjaer Engen

Musician (Bandoneon player)

(Contemporary)


Born in Denmark, Stine is a professional tango musician living in Buenos Aires for the last 13 years. Bandoneonist, tango composer and arranger, Stine is also an experienced event organiser and cross-cultural communicator. She has taken her Orquesta Tipica Andariega on 9 European tours in 8 years.


Featured Tanda:

‘Trenzas’, ‘Un Giorno Ti Diro’ and ‘Al Compás Del Corazón’ from Orquesta Tipica Andareiga. These songs are from the album ‘Avanti’, released in 2019.


Bonus: These songs feature the singer Marisol Martínez. Orquesta Tipica Andareiga also includes a number of talented female musicians.




Ayelen Pais

Musician (Bandoneon player)

(Contemporary)



Argentinean born, Ayelen describes herself as an entrepreneur and eternal student, passionate about the bandoneon and tango. Ayelen has played with a number of contemporary tango orquestas, including Orquesta Romantica Milonguera, Orquesta Tipica Sans Sousci and her duo Asato-Pais with her life partner, Cristian Asato. Ayelen talks about needing to dress as a man in order to play in some orquestas in the not that distant past. However, she does report that today it's a boom time for women in tango with lots of jobs coming up and she has hopes that in a few years gender won't matter, only the music!


Featured Tanda:

‘Si Yo Pudiera Comprender', 'Chique', 'Remolino’, from Orquesta Tipica Sans Souci. These songs are from the album ‘Portenisimo’, released in 2020.


Camila Arriva

Singer

(contemporary)



Based in Berlin, Camila is an eclectic Argentinean singer who is particularly devoted to tango. She released the album “Mujeres” in 2021 featuring a repertoire of classical and new tangos written by women composers, played by women musicians — Noelia Sinkunas (arrangements, conducting and piano), Sofia Calvet (bandoneon), Mariana Borghi (double bass) and Sara Ryan (violin).


Camilla also sings with OVNO Tango and collaborates with several Argentinean bands, such as Fárrago Tango and Cañón,, Lucas de Carlo’s trio.


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