In 1966, long after the peak of tango's popularity, Sandra Luna was born inBuenos Aires' slaughterhouse district of Mataderos. At 7 she performed for Radio Argentina. By age eleven she was performing in local tango bars like the Boliche de Rotundo.
Sandra Luna studied guitar, piano, music theory and solfege at the Conservatorio Municipal Manuel de Falla.
Sandra's exposure to the progressive forms of Astor Piazzolla, and a voice that recalls the timeless grace of her forbears and her birth in the barrio, is the perfect formula to take tango to a new generation.
On her first international release, Tango Varón (World Connection/Times Square Records), Luna turns her ear to the future while keeping one foot firmly in tango's colorful past. On her Grammy-nominated album she expands tango music, normally associated with dancing, to a broader more expansive song form.
Tango Varón features reenergized versions of tango classics from legends like Homero Manzi and Astor Piazzolla, to newly created tango compositions that tell the tale of contemporary life in Buenos Aires.
Label: World Connection BV / Times Square | Released: 2003 | Length: 51'39"