Duo Guerrero-Scalerandi + Leonel Capitano, is an artistic meeting, which is not the first time that occurs, since in 2017 they have developed a record material and a series of concerts in different places of Argentina, with the Creole repertoire of the work of Carlos Gardel. The communion of these two projects is undoubtedly an excellent synthesis of the most genuine proposals of the new Argentine music, performing a concert composed of repertoire entirely made up of works by these three artists, among which we can find tangos with lyrics and music by Capitano, in which the most current themes are addressed, and instrumental works of Guerreo and Scalerandi of folkloric and tango features, but with their own language of these times.
In addition, these three artists are great connoisseurs of the traditional tango work, having in their repertoire the most outstanding titles of the genre, both instrumentally, and sung by Capitano.
Dúo Guerrero-Scalerandi + Leonel Capitano, es un encuentro artístico, que no es la primera vez que ocurre, ya que en el año 2017 han desarrollado un material discográfico y una serie de conciertos en distintos lugares de la Argentina, con el repertorio criollo de la obra de Carlos Gardel. La comunión de estos dos proyectos es sin duda una excelente síntesis de las propuestas más genuinas de la nueva música argentina, realizando un concierto compuesto de repertorio íntegramente conformado por obras de estos tres artistas, entre las que podemos encontrar tangos con letra y música de Capitano, en los que se abordan las temáticas más actuales, y obras instrumentales de Guerreo y Scalerandi de características folklóricas y tangueras, pero con lenguaje propio de estos tiempos.
Además, estos tres artistas, son grandes conocedores de la obra de tango tradicional, teniendo en su repertorio los títulos más destacados del género, tanto de forma instrumental, como cantadas por Capitano.
LEONEL CAPITANO, By Lautaro Kaller
Born in Rosario (Santa Fe), at the time of one of the deepest crisis of the genre. The influence of his maternal grandfather (Loco Castro, who was goalkeeper of Newell’s Old Boys and Boca Juniors) made him begin to sing tangos when he was only three.
When still a teenager he joined the Orquesta Típica Baruyo which meant his start in the tango world of the city. Because of his talent evidenced at so early an age he represents a true hinge between the tango generations of the city. Likewise he had appeared also in different stages in the aggregations of maestros such as Domingo Federico and Cholo Montironi with whom he is still connected now.
He played in several aggregations: the Orquesta del Instituto Provincial del Profesorado de Música, the Quinteto Camandulaje, the Cuarteto Los Tauras, the Víctor Parma quartet and the group Cité Tango.
His activity as soloist began in 2000, associated on occasions with music players of the level of Joel Tortul, Octavio Brunetti and Cristian Gustafsson, the Duo Gerrero-Scalerandi, among others.
In his interpretive aspect he presents distinctive features that are scarcely usual. Like Rubén Juárez he sings accompanying himself on bandoneon. He has a tenor range and a deep warm voice.
He is a complete artist: bandoneonist, composer, researcher, broadcaster and educator. He is one of the founders of the Centro Cultural 1380, member of the group La Novata and author of the project ARDE TROYA (tango artists of Rosario and its surroundings). He is also member of the associations MUTAR (Músicos tangueros rosarinos) and ATAR (Asociación tanguera Antonio Ríos).
His works evidence an original profile: “Mi tango a Maradona” that Leonel sang in La Noche del 10 on Channel 13 of Buenos Aires. His tango “Soy”, a sharp and innovative vision about the tango world from the perspective of a young person born in the 80s.
He has recorded 3 compact discs: Capitano Vivo 2000, Nostalgias del Futuro —honored by the Ministry of Culture of the Nation and awarded with the prize Musi 2004— and Pi, his latest release, that includes only pieces he has composed.
He has appeared in different places of Argentina, Brazil and Chile; and made four European tours in 2004, 2007, 2009 and the last one that lasted 5 months in 2011 and consisted of 65 performances in over 40 cities of Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Belgium and France.
On the latter he presented all over Italy a series of recitals with classic tangos in Italian language (with his own translations). Furthermore, he joined as singer the Sexteto Unitango to appear at important festivals in Europe.
He has made sporadic appearances in Buenos Aires at venues like the Teatro Cervantes, the Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso, Centro Cultural de la Cooperación, Palais de Glace, La Trastienda and Los 36 Billares, among others. Also in 2011 he gave workshops about tango singing along with Noelia Moncada. He represented his province at the tango encounter of La Falda.
While he was on his last European tour, his radio program Tango que fuiste y serás (FM Tango Rosario 98.5) was aired from 47 cities. It meant an unprecedented event for the Rosario radio history.
On his comeback to Argentina he was requested as singer for the tango orchestra led by Carlos Quilici and he resumed his busy activity in spreading tango as a cultural task.
The Guerrero-Scalerandi Duo, composed of Agustín Guerrero on piano and Juan Martín Scalerandi on guitar, is perhaps the most complete sample of a new and genuine language about Argentine music. Guerrero, 30, but with a vast career as a composer and conductor, and Scalerandi of 41, with several records under his belt of original music for solo guitar from the Pampas plain, develop through an exquisite and effective sound amalgam, a repertoire of his authorship specially arranged for the duo, a unique and current sound on the verge of the purest folk and tango roots, but in the light of new compositional techniques characteristic of academic and twentieth-century music. With their first recently released album – “Nueva música argentina” -, they navigate without prejudice or censorship with the folkloric genres of the Pampas plain, such as tango, milonga, triumph, candombe, waltz, or malambo, in the waters of 11 own compositions.
This recently published material has been selected by Billboard magazine as one of the 10 best tango albums released in Argentina in 2018. In addition, on the occasion of its presentation at the FACAFF Tango Festival (BsAs), they have been highlighted by the Argentine newspaper La Nación, as one of the 10 best concerts of 2017 with Chick Corea, U2, The Strokes, The Who, among others.