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Kids Commute: QuinTango Week!


We're learning all about tango music this week with QuinTango, a Virginia-based chamber ensemble with serious tango chops!

QuinTango has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and all over the world!

Most of them are trained in classical music, but they're also experts in tango, which is both a dance and a musical style that originated in Argentina in the 1800s.

It's known to be dramatic and emotional, with intense rhythms and beautiful melodies.

Tango music also calls for a special ensemble, usually including string instruments and piano, but the thing that really makes tango tango is the bandoneon, a special type of accordion!

Listen to hear more about tango music, the bandoneon and more with our famous tango friends QuinTango!

Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. or listen any time below.

KC - QuinTango Week! - MONDAY: Peregrina
Written and performed by QuinTango
KC Quintango Week- Tuesday: El eco de tu amor
Written and performed by QuinTango
KC QuinTango Week - WEDNESDAY: Aspiration
Written and performed by QuinTango
KC QuinTango Week - THURSDAY: Una boca de fresa
Written and performed by QuinTango
KC QuinTango Week! - FRIDAY: La Cumparsita
Arranged by Emmanuel Trifolio, performed by QuinTango

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.
Emily Duncan Wilson is IPR's digital content manager and is the producer of "Classical Sprouts" and "Kids Commute".