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Tango Ensemble

Ananta Roosens
MABO - Lycée Maria-Boodschap - Rue de la Braie 22, 1000 Bruxelles

The course

The Argentinian Tango is known for its stirring rhythms, passionate melodies and its fickle tempos. That’s what makes this sultry dance and its music just so exciting! In a tango-orchestra the musicians have to learn to feel and follow each other’s musical moves: they don’t often play with a conductor and so they have a lot of freedom. In the tango ‘a la parrilla’ (literally: ‘on the grill’) a theme gets interpreted by the group members themselves, on the spot: everyone knows their role and the codes that allow the music to groove and how to give the music their own personal feel.

With this as a starting point, in this course you learn the essentials of the Argentinian Tango, so that you can learn to play the grooves and rhythms on your instrument and discover how to free up your interpretation of the melody. Over the course of the lessons you can build up a repertoire to perform with each other and above all, you’ll learn to let it swing!

Who can sign up?

To take part you need a basic knowledge of how to play the instrument. Knowing of how to read music is not required but handy. Possible instruments: piano, guitar, accordion, bandoneon, violin, alto violin, cello, double bass, all wood and brass instruments and more Contact us if you are not sure about your level or if your instrument is suitable, but you are interested nonetheless.


Interested? Sign up via our website or send an email to Ananta will contact you to make an appointment during the introductory lesson on Tuesday the 19th September between 7pm and 8.30pm.

If you are only reading this after the introduction, don’t worry: contact us anyway! There might still be a place for you and your instrument.

Ananta Roosens

Violinist and composer Ananta Roosens has performed in many Argentine tango groups in Belgium and abroad (e.a. Pavadita and Gotan Project). She has often traveled to Argentina for concerts and projects, notably with Hernán Reinaudo. She created her own group ‘the nap of the dromedary’ with a tango of its own, “from the point of view of the dromedary”. She also won an award for her tango orchestra composition at the ‘Cafe Tango Music Award’ in Stuttgart.

Ananta Roosens also gives tango violin lessons just before the whole class. These two courses are compatible for violinists.

Occasionally, Ananta can be replaced by Gerardo Agnese, our bandoneon teacher, who teaches after the tango ensemble.

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Come and discover this course during the free session on Tuesday 18th of September, from 7pm to 8:30 pm.

Ensemble (10 courses/cycle)

Tuesday: 19h-20h30


MABO - Lycée Maria-Boodschap
Rue de la Braie 22, 1000 Bruxelles


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