With extensive experience in artist/tour management, Cadencia Productions works with artists from around Australia and internationally to present, promote and produce shows. Take a look at some of the projects we’ve worked on recently
La Melodia del Tango
Australia’s only Orquesta Típica – Melbourne Tango Orchestra visit Sydney for one night only on Saturday July 10 to bring a night of traditional tango with an urban flair to Sydney’s Max Watts, Moore Park. Collaborating with dancers from Belen Silva Tango, the 11 piece orchestra headed by Stephen Cuttriss, will bring a modern edge to a classical artform.
With sell-out shows across Melbourne and regional Victoria through 2019, the MTO draws upon a wealth of experience. The MTO kicks the cliché and pursues contemporary, urban and edgy tango music performing repertoire from tango’s Golden Era and beyond, featuring strings, piano, double bass and the notorious bandoneón, the quintessential symbol of Argentinean tango. Enriched by the charming voice of vocalist Juan Veron, these dedicated musicians along with stunning dancers bring La Melodia del Tango to life.
“…a unique opportunity to enjoy authentic tango. This is the real deal: expect blood, sweat, and plenty of marcato” C
The MTO traces its roots to the cradle of tango with members born and raised in Argentina and Uruguay. The orchestra is home to multi-instrumentalists and career ethnomusicologists who specialise in tango and who have completed doctoral fieldwork in Buenos Aires. The MTO also boasts award winning musicians who have studied with Ramiro Gallo, Hernan Possetti and Ignacio Varchausky.
The concert would not be complete without the addition of tango dancers, weaving their fast footwork, beauty and emotion through the vivid, visceral music of the orchestra. Dancers will perform choreographies by nationally acclaimed Tango dancer and choreographer Belen Silva. After more than a decade of teaching and performing throughout Argentina and Japan, Silva is now based in Sydney and has made a name for herself throughout Australia and New Zealand, performing and teaching at a number of festivals and events in both countries over the last 7 years.
Three passionate musicians who write with all aspects of their heart, Arrebato Ensemble create a mesmerising and highly dynamic journey for their audience. The group’s music is primarily contemporary flamenco, with elements of classical, jazz, film soundtrack and folk music creating beautifully dynamic and emotive concerts.
2018 saw the launch of the new album Sophia’s Dream, and a tour of the East Coast of Australia. In 2019 the group toured extensively for Musica Viva Australia with sell out shows throughout the country.
The group’s previous albums drew critical acclaim with John Shand describing that while their music “moves from pure flamenco in favour of a more contemporary style, the spirit, a dramatic, sexually charged and haughty sadness, remains intact.” (SMH)
Ay Pachanga celebrates the world’s largest Latin label, Fania Records, and the music that made it famous.
Part performance, part dance party Ay Pachanga has been running for 4 years collaborating with various dancers and musicians across Sydney, to showcase the colourful diversity of Salsa.
Music Director Martin Taylor (Mucho Mambo) performs with a stellar line-up of top Australian musicians performing Latin boogaloo, salsa, and mambo – the Latin sounds of the ’60s and ’70s. Joining them on stage are award-winning dancers in a colourful showcase, celebrating the street styles of Latin New York in the Fania era.
Premiering in Sydney, TANGO POEMA brings together world renowned tango dancers, Diana Cruz and Nick Jones and leading tango orchestra Mendoza Tango Quintet (Brisbane) to perform a night of elegant, intricate and sassy tango – through music and dance.
Mendoza Tango Quintet is one of Australia’s most loved Tango orchestras. Led by bandoneonist Stephen Cuttriss, the group are a favourite of dancers and Music lovers around Australia, due to Stephen’s personalised arrangements of some of the greatest pieces, and the calibre of musicians who make up the group. Buenos Aires born singer Solange Lipchin adds the poetic and lyrical dimension to the pieces.
Mendoza Tango Quintet will weave their way through the nostalgic stories and widely varied sounds of the genre, with Nick and Diana performing their own interpretation of certain pieces. This collaboration will reveal the magic of the Tango, showing the importance of the connection and passion through music, dance and storytelling.
Album Launch/ Promotion 2018
Featuring some of Sydney’s best musicians, Mucho Mambo’s unique sound blends bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion with tight arrangements and cool old style Mambo, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Conga, and Bolero grooves.
The new album is the culmination of 15 years performing live and developing an original sound based on dynamic and world class big band arrangements from the golden era of Latin and Jazz and reinventing them with a unique edge.
Following amazing sell out shows throughout Sydney since their first performance at the Basement in 2002, Mucho Mambo will showcase the new album with their brilliant musicianship and funky visual element.
“A dynamic musical and visual spectacle not to be missed!”
The Art of Cadencia
Production 2016 & 2017
The Art of Cadencia is a collaborative performance of two major music and dance styles; Flamenco and Tango. After two sold out shows for the 2015 Sydney Sacred Music Festival , this show features some of Australia’s best flamenco artists who have joined forces with dancers from Argentina, Spain and Australia, bringing you a raw, emotive and passionate performance exploring the sacredness of human connection through music and dance.
The Art of Cadencia will stir the rhythms and the spirit within you.
Tour Management 2011-2016
Kooii’s music generates and inspires movement on all levels of being.
The cultivation of their music reflects the actions of a masterful gardener collecting seeds and clippings of the rhythms and songs that he is drawn to for their medicine and nourishment. African music, jazz and reggae are the significant contributors of the seeds of this music that grows in a garden of the soul.
Recent highlights in their performance history have been appearances at last year’s Splendour in the Grass, the Malasimbo Festival in the Philippines, the 2012 Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival, and opening for Seun Kuti’s 2012 Brisbane Show.