- Amphi de l’Opéra
- 1 hour 30 minutes
Mellingo, a native of Buenos Aires, could be described as a Cubist tango poet. His deep, gravelly voice is more Tom Waits than Carlos Gardel, and that may make him one of the musicians best-placed to represent modern tango, which is still very much city-based and constantly evolving.
His new project, Oasis, is a sort of musical fairytale following the journey of a drifter named Lineyra. Melingo, an Argentinian of Greek descent, combines tango and rebetiko - the music of the marginalised and potheads - to create a world of characters living in a mythological Greek-Porteño underworld. Using pre-recorded images and projections, Melingo creates a dialogue with these characters, played by Vinicio Capossela and Fernando Noy, among others. Much more than a concert. Oasis is a fantastical work that defies traditional labels, very much in Melingo’s own image.
Melingo : clarinet, vocals
Muhammad Habbibi Guerra : electric guitar, bouzouki, voices
Rodrigo Gomez : drums, pads
Juan Ravioli : bass
Facundo Torres : bandoneon