The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities.

Monday, March 25, 2013, 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall 4544 N Lincoln Avenue Box Office: 773.728.6000 $25 General Public, $23 Members Five years ago Argentine musician and composer Gustavo Santaolalla, together with Uruguayan musician-producer Juan Campodónico, conceived of a group that would be a collective of Argentine and Uruguayan artists dedicated to creating “contemporary music of the Rio de la Plata,” the body of water that separates the two countries. The project, which debuted under the name Bajofondo Tango Club, was an alliance of producers, musicians, and singers that took shape in the recording studio. What began as studio-based project combining programming and samples with acoustic and electric instruments has now evolved into an eight-member group including a VJ who triggers images in real time along with the music. They liberally add elements of Latin American roots music, moving their sound beyond “tango-tronica.” Bajofondo is comprised of Gustavo Santaolalla on guitar, percussion, and vocals; Juan Campodónico on programming, beats, samples, and guitar; Luciano Supervielle on piano, keyboards, and scratch; Javier Casalla on violin; Martín Ferrés on bandoneon; Gabriel Casacuberta on upright bass and electric bass; Adrián Sosa on drums; and Verónica Loza as VJ and on vocals. Gustavo Santaolalla is the two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning composer of Brokeback Mountain and Babel. The Argentine musician was named Producer of the Year at the 2005 Latin Grammys. Santaolalla has received a total nine Latin Grammys and one Grammy award. He has produced albums for Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Molotov, Café Tacuba, Juana Molina, and the Kronos Quartet. In addition to his two Oscar-winning scores, Santaolalla has composed the soundtracks to the films Amores Perros, 21 Grams, North Country, and The Motorcycle Diaries. The music from his Ronroco album has been featured in Michael Mann's film The Insider.

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Old Town School of Folk Music

Old Town School of Folk Music

4544 N. Lincoln Ave., 60625, Chicago, United States

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