Sunday, November 1, 2009

Libertango on a Bus

A few strangers on the back of the bus seem to be avoiding the music, but most on this journey somewhere in the mountains of Serra Gaúcha seem to be enjoying it. In contrast to the studied and thoroughly rehearsed music we frequently enjoy in this blog there is a spontaneity and purity to this quartet's music which is refreshing. The few words associated with the video suggest they are on their way to a wine festival in Caxias do Sul in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. If there is a natural center for Piazzolla in Brazil, it is probably here. Largely settled by Italians, the state is bordered by Argentina on the west and Uruguay on the south. It is the center of the wine industry in Brazil.

The young musicians here know what they are doing as they play a jazz tinged version of Libertango. This is something they have played before and my guess is that this is just one more quick rehearsal for a performance at the wine festival. If so, I hope they found an appreciative audience - they deserve it.

My thanks to the unnamed videographer who captured this moment for us to enjoy.

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