Typical Orchestra Fernandez Fierro

Typical Orchestra Fernandez Fierro is the worst kept secret of under Buenos Aires, we chose you to reveal it. Their concerts summon a wide audience that discovers a new tango, without gender stereotypes, with the power of punk and the expressive possibilities of rock.


Buenos Aires, Tango’s craddle embraces the Abasto neighborhood where the famous tango singer Carlos Gardel lived during his childhood. Nowadays holds a hidden treasure, the Orchestra Fernandez Fierro playing at the CAFF (Athletic Club Fernández Fierro), a raw diamond. Far away from the chic areas and typical tango shows we’ll enter and unknown world.

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It all began back in the second half of the nineteen century when the Rio de la Plata received waves of immigrants. Tango mixed these cultures creating a new musical gender, with African, criollos and European roots. This fussion started a popular dance among the lower clases, denied and prohibited by wealthy people.

Suburban “arrabales” (slums), ports, brothels and jails were the main drivers of this rhythm. It took almost four decades to establish itself as a new musical gender with its own identity. In modern times tango brings us together, without barriers, no matter our cultural and social level. Tango is able to express emotions such us sorrow, love, courage, strengh, nostalgy, revenge and CAFF opens  its doors to make it posible to be part of this unique and authentic experience.

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Once we arrive at the entrance, surrounded by the darkness of the night, we’ll find ourselves on the sidewalk wondering if we’ve been brought to what it looks like a garage. No neon signs, not any advertising announcing the show, nothing to anticipate us if we’re on the right place. Should we enter? Let’s breath deeply and be brave. Once we pass our first obstacle, a set of curtains made of plastic stripes that works as a gateway, we’ll have to walk down a dark aisle without a clue of what is waiting for  us at the other end. At this point, there is no turning back,  our curiosity grows and the call of tango is stronger, so we push ourselves to keep going.  This place is to go blind as a bat, trust your senses, trust the “tangueros”,  trust their creativity, they won’t let you down.

After exchanging kind smiles we are more tan ready to cross our second obstacle, another set of plastic striped curtain. Finally, a short narrow space separates us from the moment of truth, like the calm before the storm. All of a sudden this immense space, slightly iluminated and fully packed with people greets us. We look around in awe. Who are all these people? We notice groups of friends enjoying a good drink with a snack, couples in their own private world, loners enjoying their solitude and even strangers sharing a same table, all together reunited with the same goal, just like us, to enjoy an authentic local event.

typical-orchestra-fernandez-fierro-lisardoOnce at our seats maybe sharing a table with other tangueros, our curiosity is skin deep, so we keep looking around, we don’t want to miss anything. We find there is a strobe ball, the pinnacle of vulgarity in the era of disco fever chairing the ceiling. An aged wall with the face of Osvaldo Pugliese (by the way a very famous tango pianist and composer) reigning in its space. A bar  featuring empanadas and cakes cooked by Nestor, an enthusiastic neighbour who is already like family. There is also wine, beer and the famous Fernet. And one hundred chairs in different sizes, styles and backgrounds, mostly donated by the faithful who attends every ritual.

Finally the most expected moment comes, the dim light dissapears, darkness gains protagonism, a silent anticipation and all of a sudden, light explodes and the orchestra begins a unique interpretation.

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Our mind stops any rational thinking, just a moment to question, who are these passionate protagonists?

Thirteen souls on stage, stripped off the traditional tango suit, surprises us with their own identity.  A mixture of modern and relaxed look where t-shirts, sunglasses , short or long hair and even dreadlocks hair style,  freely mix and blend  into the  amazing interpretation of their extraordinary music.

Their music opens our mind. Our thoughts fly freely, letting us dream and imagine the unthinkable. Once we start listening to the first melodies playing in the air, we wonder … is it Tango with traces of Rock? These artists shows us a battle of violins and accordions with its sultry sounds that transports us to a new era of tango. Let’s not forget the strenght of the singer’s voice in some pieces that express in words the music they’re playing.

The surrounding makes us feel their fire and passion, the communion between the artists and us, the spectators. Everyone is welcome to be part of the underground experience, we were able to join the locals fervour, captivated and drawned also by this miracle.
We didn’t expect a luxury accommodation, just an opportunity to live the real Buenos Aires as some porteños live it. And we had the chance to feel what these artists wanted to become.

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They had a dream to play music
They had a dream to fuse tango and rock
They had a dream to be passionate
They had a dream to be unique and unforgettable
They had a dream to become the Fernandez Fierro Tango Orchestra.

You can combine this Kallpa Underground Tour with a private tango lesson, if you need further assistance just contact your personal Kallpa Executive.


 

As you see, there are a lot of alternatives to experience Buenos Aires in a new and awesome way. If you need further assistance about Typical Orchestra Fernandez Fierro you can contact your personal Kallpa Executive or simply leave a message in our  contact form. We’ll be happy to assist you!.

Navigation through the Beagle Channel

This month we have this feature presentation of the best navigation through the beagle channel. Enjoy the flora and fauna and do this amazing Trekking on H Island with Tres Marias.

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From all the ships you can hire at Pier to explore the marine fauna and enjoy a Navigation through the beagle channel in Ushuaia and running away from traditional excursions the best is Tres Marías. A small ship with 10 people capacity in which the navigation through this waters becomes more exciting and interactive.

A small and family run business, which was started by Hector Monsalve in 1990. Since then, the company has been the pioneer of Nature, adventure & unconventional sailing tours in Ushuaia.

With the focus on optimizing the visit to this awesome place, and highlight the contact with nature, they are specialize in small groups

“Roughguide to Argentina” once published: “H-Island :The southernmost bit of Argentine territory”, and Hector added: “….a Nature Reserve with amazing flora, fauna and thousand  years of human presence”

A “magic” place from which, since 2003,we  have been Environmental Custodians  by  appointment of Tierra del Fuego State Government-Natural Resources Bureau .

High mountains, and beach type vegetation: lichens, mosses and flowers, give good shelter to different birds species, that chose the “H Island” to mate and breed their chicks just in front of  you. Due to the abundance and variety, this “ H ” shape island, has given  thousands of years of food and shelter to the Beagle´s Native people: the Yamana, protecting them from the SW/W prevailing gales.

Its captain and Guide: Héctor Monsalve, is an experienced fisherman and professional diver. More than 30 years of experience fill his resume and ensures the quality of the information provided and sites visited in this navigation through the beagle channel. He is also a well known submarine photographer and documentary video filmmaker. He was selected as a guide for multiple cientific and tv expeditionists such as Jackes Cousteau among others. 

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Actually his son Mariano as the Captain and Lucía as a naturalistic guide share with the diverse and fantastic journey. Through this waters full of history of shipwrecks and pirates we can watch indefinetely amount of birds, sea wolves who enjoy their peaceful life en this places.

Only this ship has permission to disimbark in H Island where you will be able to enjoy a short trekking visiting cormorant nests and being able to watch geese. Cauquenes with their youngs, steam ducks, seagulls of different species, escuas, plants and amazing sea bottoms. In front of us the Navarro island in chile and at the of the fearful drake passage in Cape Horn. Incredible wies of Ushuaia and its mountains are waiting for you in this journey of 4 hours long worthy to be realized with such guides.

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As you see, there are a lot of alternatives to navigate the Beagle Channel in a new and awesome way. If you need further assistance about this Navigation through the beagle channel and H Island you can contact your personal Kallpa Executive or simply leave a message in our contact form. We’ll be happy to assist you!.

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