Alfredo "Tape" Rubin
Considered to be one of the most outstanding creators of the current tango scene, Alfredo Rubín began in 1990 to traverse the milonga circuit constantly, performing guitar and voice classics of the tango repertoire as well as his own compositions.
In 1997, he founded the Cuarteto Almagro, one of the most representative groups of the new generation, where he worked as arranger, bassist and singer, working both in Argentina and abroad until 2001. With this group he recorded the album "Hemisferios". There he began a joint work with pianist Fabrizio Pieroni, forming a compositional duo for instrumental music and songs.
In May 2004 he presented "Reina noche", in guitar trio with Las Guitarras de Puente Alsina (Mariano Heler and Adrián Lacruz), an album that has been taken as a reference for composers and performers and honored during the Festival y Mundial de Tango 2014. It also inspired a theatrical version ("Reina noche, mejor será en tus brazos") written by Ramiro Gigliotti.
With this same formation he recorded a second album, "Lujo total" presented in June 2009 at the CAFF and in July 2010 at the Teatro Solís in Montevideo, Uruguay, as guests of the Orquesta Típica Fernández Fierro.
Continuing to pursue the language he created in his two previous albums, he recorded in 2018 a third album, "Cambiando cordaje", in association with the guitar trio Lacruz, Heler and Leandro Nikitoff.
Several of his compositions are heard today in Buenos Aires, incorporated into the repertoire of different orchestras, groups and singers.
A porteña, Rosa Principe was born in Buenos Aires, in the neighborhood of Caballito. In the year 2000, at the age of 9, she began her artistic career on the stage of the Mataderos fair as a reciter of traditional poetry.
She was trained as a guitarist in institutions and with great masters of the Argentine guitar, Luis Gómez (teacher of great guitarists such as Carlos Martínez), Juan Falú at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory, and her stage partner who was also her teacher Nicolás "Colacho" Brizuela.
She won first prize in composition at the Boedo Tango Festival in 2017, with the song "Verano Azul," (lyrics and music by Rosa Principe).
She participated in different events and festivals such as Guitarras de Mundo (2018-2020-2021), including performing in the festival's opening concert in 2021.
She participated in the festival "Nosotras movemos al mundo" 2021, playing Malambo genre with which she later won an interpretive distinction "Special Mention Best Accompaniment" in the National Championship.
She participated in the presentation of the album tribute to Bill Evans (SONY) by Nicolas Brizuela Usina el Arte 2018 Teatro Vera de Corrientes as part of the Jazz Festival 2018.
In informal settings, she has accompanied singers such as Tomas Lipán (folckore), Nestor Fabián (80th birthday) and received unexpected congratulations from the orchestra conductor Daniel Baremboim who was having lunch in a place where she was playing Tango.
Nowadays she has a duo with the singer Marina Ríos with whom she plays Tango in many milongas and bars in Buenos Aires; she also accompanies "LULÚ Tanguera" and other singers.
Rosa is dedicated to the teaching of her instrument and to sharing various artistic projects with her colleagues. She is currently working on arrangements for her first CD.