Santiago Alvarez is from Argentina, and he has dedicated himself to folk and tango music. Originally, from Buenos Aires, Alvarez studied chromatic harmonica with Franco Luciani. Since 2010 playing in the Tanino Duo, he brought a new voice to the tango music of his native land. Alvarez is heading up a young generation of Argentinian chromatic harmonica players who have devoted themselves to traditional tango music and follow in the footsteps of Hugo Diáz. Alvarez combines tango with the folklore and spiritual elements of Latin-American music. At the Harmonica F E N Festival, Alvarez is accompanied by guitarist Diego Romero and young percussionist Mariana Mariñelarena, two musicians who give the traditional music a grounded and solidly rooted foundation.
Diego Romero – guitar
Mariana Mariñelarena – percussion