Tonight he performs from his new album Oasis (released March 2020) which connects the music of his family’s origins in Zakynthos, Greece – the birthplace of rebetiko, Greece’s anarchic musical movement – with tango.
With the precision of Borges and the bluntness of Bukowski, Melingo crafts atmospheric musical statements that transport listeners to a gotan world of lunfardo backslang, drug addicts, drifters, deadbeats and alcoholics.
It’s no surprise that Melingo’s tango bizarro sound has been compared to Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Support is Andria Antoniou & Roman Gomez who have recently released their debut album Encuentro – a blend of tango and Latin American folklore with jazz.
This show was originally scheduled at Jazz Cafe on 22 April. All tickets for the original date remain valid for the rearranged show.
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