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High-grade tango music from Buenos Aires + 3-year cultural event in Brooklyn + legions of fans = great album! Read more

Brooklyn, NY World Music
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This project was successfully funded on October 19, 2012.

High-grade tango music from Buenos Aires + 3-year cultural event in Brooklyn + legions of fans = great album!

Brooklyn, NY World Music
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Importango is Brookyln's tango band. Now, for the first time, we are recording a full-length album of our distinctive music.

Our trio was born to host the weekly event 'Tango Thursdays' at the amazing Pane e Vino in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.  It’s been an incredible three years during which we’ve formed a strong musical personality and a bond with our fans.  Now we are finally listening to what they’ve been telling us all along: 'make an album!' 

Real tango with a personal touch

The album will feature the traditional Argentine music we play for our fans every week - arrangements of tango standards plus original tangos with our own stamp.

We will record the music in one of the best studios in New York City and release the album next spring.

Participate and we’ll reward you

When you contribute, you will receive such awards as: 

recorded interviews with band members along with high quality video portraits

signed scores of original music from the album

a stylish button commemorating the album

the album itself

and more!

Check out our pledge options for more detail.

Thanks for being a part of this fantastic project! We look forward to seeing you on Thursdays at Pane e Vino.

About Importango:  We are dedicated to importing the essence of tango music from its origin in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Brooklyn and beyond – along with tango’s rich culture, poetry, dance, and history. 

Importango’s Mission

Not unlike the champions of 'slow food,' our mission is to import pure, genuine, high-quality tango material, because we think audiences deserve nothing less.  

All too often, tango music is oversimplified and stripped of its subtlety, richness, and context. In our experience, this fast-food version of the genre, called ‘Tourist Tango’ or 'Tango for Export' can’t compare with the authentic, musically rich and diverse genre so beloved in Buenos Aires.  Our job is to bring you ‘Tango for Import,’ the real stuff…Importango.

We work to create an atmosphere of culture and interaction at Tango Thursdays, our weekly live event. We dig deep into the history of composers. We share the stage with our musical colleagues.  Our friends dance, and our friends sing.

Most of all, our cultural family - musicians, dancers, drinkers, philosophers, talkers - creates the ritual, the atmosphere, and the spirit that comes alive week after week.  You make us whole, you give us life, and now we are giving back.

Who We Are

In the midst of this cultural experiment, with our love of a rich musical tradition from a faraway place and time, Importango has developed a unique identity. 

Tango brought us together from three countries (Japan, Argentina, the United States) to live and perform in New York. Because we believe that music is a living, breathing thing, we open up and combine our personalities and backgrounds in order to create music that is honest, unique and compelling, but is rooted in a language formed generations ago in a far away place. 

The result is Importango, Brooklyn’s tango band. 

We are:

Machiko Ozawa, violin (Japan)

Octavio Brunetti, piano (Argentina)

Adam Tully, guitar (United States)

................Importango and friends at Tango Thursdays

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    Button - receive one commemorative, stylish Importango button! Put it on your backpack, jacket, or sweater. Like the popular 'I Love Tango Thursdays' button, but brand new. You'll be the first to have it!

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    Exclusive Interviews - receive a set of interviews with each of the three members of Importango. Interviews are audio and are accompanied by high-quality video/image portraits. Two interviews for each bandmember (English/Spanish or English/Japanese). You get the complete set. Digital delivery.

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    53 backers

    CD or Digital Download of the album - years from now you can look/listen to it and tell someone 'here is an album I made.'

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    Pledge $25 or more

    36 backers

    Fun Package - CD (or Download) + fan button and exclusive multilingual interviews (see above for details). Get everything you need to be an instant fan. [Buttons and interview set will ship in October 2012]

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    28 backers

    Signature Fun Package - just like the Fun Package, but the CD will be signed by the band. [Buttons and interview set will ship in October 2012]

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    Pledge $150 or more

    6 backers

    The Virtuoso - Signed score and parts for one of the compositions recorded on the album. Also included are signed CD, commemorative button and set of exclusive interviews. Interviews are audio and are accompanied by high-quality video/image portraits. Two interviews for each bandmember (English/Spanish or English/Japanese). You get the complete set. Digital delivery. [Buttons and interview set will ship in October 2012]

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    2 backers

    VIP For A Day - Join us at one of our Tango Thursday events and receive the VIP treatment: 2 free drinks, a photo with the band for our website, a shout out (optional), signed score and parts for one of the compositions recorded on the album, signed CD, commemorative button and set of exclusive interviews. Interviews are audio and are accompanied by high-quality video/image portraits. Two interviews for each bandmember (English/Spanish or English/Japanese). You get the complete set. Digital delivery. [Buttons and interview set will ship in October 2012 - VIP appearance is redeemable from October 2012 - April 2013]

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    Pledge $500 or more

    4 backers

    Supporters' Circle - Supporters will receive written credit on the album liner notes, signed score and parts for one of the compositions recorded on the album, signed CD, commemorative button and set of exclusive interviews as described above.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    3 backers

    Executive Producers' Circle - Pledgers will receive the distinct honor of being credited as an Executive Producer of this Album, which can earn a point towards membership in Naras (the recording academy). Includes signed CD, signed scores, button, and set interviews.

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    0 backers

    Executive All Access - In addition to Executive Producer credit, access to one of the recording or mixing sessions. We'll probably also be inclined to give you a tour of Brooklyn, a lesson on tango history or music, or a big thank you at one of our events. Includes signed CD, signed scores, button, and set of interviews.

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Funding period

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