The singer-songwriter and bandoneon player from Rosario Leonel Capitano will present his eighth album this Friday, Barricades, recorded with Escolazo Trío. The show will cover ten new author songs, with the expression of tango and the music of the Río de la Plata as the central genre, expanding to Argentine and Latin American folklore. There will also be other musical pieces that cross the work of the consecrated musician who celebrates on this occasion his 25 years of career.
The material, released in June, was very well accepted by the national and international public and everything has to do with the spirit of Barricades, which refers to the motto that accompanies the singer-songwriter throughout his career: “The song as a weapon, the tango as a flag.” Since its inception, the approach to his work is closely linked to his social militancy and the album is the product of more than two decades of artistic development.
In fact, this production has songs like “La Fundición Libertad”, a milonga that portrays the international right in its various forms and aspects; “Padre Joaquín” is a chamamé dedicated to Father Joaquín Núñez, a Third World priest who has lived for years in the Villa Banana neighborhood of Rosario. Also on the playlist is the song “Con la forma del fusil”, a chacarera dedicated to the mobilizations of the Chilean people; and “Cayuquero del Yumurí”, are Cuban dedicated to a Cuban canoeist who motivated a trip of more than a thousand kilometers around the island to fulfill a promise.
It should be noted that Capitano returned in October from a three-month tour of Europe, with performances scheduled at international festivals until 2024 and the recording of an album in Germany scheduled for next year. In turn, in December he will release his first film as a director, entitled They are tango: between sleep and wakefulness, material that reflects a view of Cuban society from the perspective and aesthetics of tango.
For its part, Escolaso Trío, a guitar group made up of Mariano Mattar, Andrés Guzmán and Damián Cortés, musicians trained within the classical school, but with strong roots in Argentine popular music, will accompany Capitano in an unmissable concert that will also feature the participation, as guests, of Cecilia Zabala on double bass, Juancho Perone on percussion, Pablo Juarez on piano and Simón Laguier on violin.
Leonel Capitano will present his eighth album this Friday, Barricades, recorded together with Escolazo Trío, starting at 9 pm, in Sala Lavardén, in Sarmiento and Mendoza. Advance tickets are purchased at the Sarmiento y Mendoza 1095 ticket office or online at https://entradaslavarden.com/