“Encuentro” by Andria Antoniou & Roman Gomez, LIVE @ The Vortex25 February, 2020
Following the release of their collaboration album Encuentro, Andria and Roman play an intimate and emotion-filled show at The Vortex in Dalston on the 17th February.
Encuentro is all about nostalgia, loneliness, the utopian experience of love and the power of women to resist and seek for freedom. Partnering up with other lyricists – Mario Bakuna (Brazil), Claudia Salomone (Argentina), Irini Konstantinidi (Greece) and Julia Gray (London) – they manage to bring a lot of different Latin folklore, jazz and tango influences from different perspectives, to their sound.
The setting at The Vortex was perfect for the audience to feel included in the journey the musicians were on, getting lost in their piano melodies and intensity of the bandoneon – a traditional Argentinian instrument similar to the accordion.
Also joining the duo, were pianist John Turville, one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation, and violinist Barbara Dziewiecka-Data, a multi-orchestra performer. The four performers brought a truly intoxicating atmosphere and even an impromptu tango performance by Andria.
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