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2 Free Tango Show tickets

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$100 donation to the Louisville area 501(c)3
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Tickets valid for the
May 18th, 6pm Argentine Tango Show at the
Kentucky Center in Louisville, KY
General Admission: $20

Giveaway closes May 10 at midnight. Winner will be announced by email and facebook post by Wednesday, May 13.

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The Tiny Footprint Tango Tour: 2 Hot 2 Tango

The Billboard World Music Top 10 Argentine Tango musicians of Cuarteto Tanguero are proud to present their new Tiny Footprint Tango Tour: 2 Hot 2 Tango.

2 Hot 2 Tango is a 75 minute show featuring the top hits of 1920’s Argentina through the more modern revolutionary compositions of Ástor Piazzolla and beyond.  In addition to vast Argentine Tango experience and powerful musical energy, musicians Ben Bogart (Bandoneón) and Winnie Cheung (Piano) guide you through the evening with relaxed and often humorous commentary.

For this performance only, 2 Hot 2 Tango welcomes the Louisville Tango Society Dancers from Blair’s Ballroom to the stage to perform several numbers with the musicians.

All ages welcome!

Pianoforte Studios, Jan 2019

With Guests
Louisville Tango Society Dancers from Blair's Ballroom

For 2 Hot 2 Tango Louisville, we welcome the Louisville Tango Society Dancers from Blair’s Ballroom to the stage for several dances throughout the show.

Christy Byers, organizer of the Louisville Tango Society Dancers, is also one of the  presenters of the Louisville Tango Festival June 7-9 at the historic Seelbach Hilton.

About the $100 donation giveaway

Can I select any Louisville area nonprofit?

Yes, as long as the organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity.  The donation is limited to organizations serving the Louisville area because that is where we are playing.  We want our music to benefit not only our attending audiences, but also charitable causes literally close to their communities and hearts.  As the winner of this giveaway, you can choose to donate $100 to any nonprofit organization that is active within 30 miles of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

Why are you giving away money?

“Making the world a better place one tango at a time,” is our nonprofit mission.  We are always looking for new ways to do that.  We have to spend money on advertising anyway, so if we can structure our campaign in a way that also benefits another organization that is working to make the world a better place, that sounds awesome to us!  Also we get to involve you.  Win win win.

What else do we do to make the world a better place?

We carbon offset our tours.  We have a 1:1 concert to outreach performance pledge.  With the Tiny Footprint Tango Tour, we are always looking for new ways to leave behind a positive footprint.  You can read more here.

Needs some help selecting a charity?  Here are some resources

Billboard World Music #8

The musicians in 2 Hot 2 Tango are from Cuarteto Tanguero, who’s 2018 album Guapeando charted at #8 in Billboard’s world music category.  You can preview the album on the albums product page.

Tiny Footprint Tango Tour

1:1 Concert to Outreach performance

For every public concert we play, we will do an outreach performance in a nursing home, school, jail, homeless shelter or another place that is underserved by the arts.  By bringing a little happiness and art to these communities, we believe that we leave the world a little better than we found it.

200% Carbon Offsetting – We are net carbon negative.

We thought about going carbon neutral with our touring, but we didn’t feel that was good enough.  We don’t just want to avoid a negative impact. We want our impact to be positive.  In addition to working to reduce our CO2 output on out tours, we are also committed to offsetting double what we produce.  This means that if we produce one ton of CO2, we will invest in projects that prevent two tons of CO2 from being created elsewhere.   Our net carbon production in the above example would be a reduction of one ton of CO2 from the atmosphere.  The more we play and travel, the more we reduce.

Read this explanation of how carbon offsetting works to learn more.

Why Tiny Footprint, and what does it mean?

The Tiny Footprint Tango Tour is about awareness and mindfulness of our environment and the effect we have on it. The question we are addressing with this tour is:  How can we use our art, beyond its intrinsic value, to make the world a better place?

We know these are small steps, and that the footprints we leave behind may be seen as negligible to some, but we feel strongly that if we use our voice to create a positive social and environmental “footprint,” even a small one, we can encourage others to do the same.

Excellence in Tango

Ben Bogart spent years in Argentina studying with masters of the living tradition.  He is a founding member of Cuarteto Tanguero and the Tanguero Workshop.

Before she came to tango, Winnie Cheung earned a doctorate in composition from the Eastman School of Music. Now she is a tango fanatic who travels regularly to Argentina and a performing member of Cuarteto Tanguero.

Tango is our voice. While it is a tradition that started at the beginning of the 20th century, we use it to tell our story today.